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FCA US, LLC Catalyst Development Senior Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

The Catalyst Development Senior Engineer is expected to investigate aftertreatment systems (ATS) technology trends and determine system trade-offs to allow selection of aftertreatment system hardware and diagnostics to meet emissions standards (e.g. California LEV III) on future vehicle applications. The Catalyst Development Senior Engineer is expected to demonstrate proof-of-concept solutions and perform verification testing according to powertrain functional objectives. The Engineer will be responsible for developing test plans, establishing goals and timelines, and communicating status of a project to completion. The Engineer will be required, at times, to utilize engine and powertrain dynamometers or vehicle chassis dynamometers to make fundamentally-based, data-driven hardware and calibration decisions. To this end, the Engineer may be required to plan and coordinate day-to-day activities of an engine dynamometer or vehicle testing which may include interaction with technicians and support engineers. A qualified candidate will analyze, plan, and solve complex system problems as they relate to emissions performance, diagnostics, engine performance, fuel economy, and base engine calibration development.Job responsibilities will include but not limited to:bull;Follow aftertreatment systems (ATS) technology trends and determine system trade-offs for different solutions as well as competitive technologies for passenger car and light duty applicationsbull;Perform ATS development according to requirements (e.g. design, components, catalyst FUL aging, OBD threshold parts, etc.)bull;Support the definition of ATS and diagnostic requirements and communicate to engine systems with substrate, washcoat and PGM definition and production part release responsibilitybull;Apply appropriate procedures and methodologies for project management (planning, scheduling, reporting) to reach project deliverablesbull;Manage current production product (e.g. develop quality improvement actions, implement lessons learned, promote cost reduction, perform benchmark analysis, etc.)bull;Meet technical cost targets, time to market, and ATS performance targetsbull;A qualified candidate will report directly to supervisors and operate under the general direction of the department managerBasic Qualifications:bull;Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemistrybull;Minimum of 5 years of related engineering experiencebull;Minimum of 1 year of experience working with aftertreatment systemsbull;Strong understanding of gasoline and/or diesel engine hardware, aftertreatment systems, diagnostics, controls and calibrationbull;Excellent written and verbal communication skillsbull;Strong leadership skillsbull;Ability to effectively operate both independently and as part of a teambull;Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and/or G SuitePreferred Qualifications:bull;Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemistrybull;8 years of experience in the automotive industry; preferably the candidate will have experience in engine hardware, aftertreatment, engine-systems, controls or calibration with an OEM or supplierbull;Matlab/Simulink experiencebull;Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)bull;Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) Experiencebull;Experience with Design Verification Plan Report (DVPR)bull;Knowledge of Shainin Red X or other reactive quality toolsbull;Strong interest in automotive industrybull;Program management experienceOur benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional

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