Job of the Week: OEM-level lead powertrain engineer

Publish Date: 
Jul 1, 2013

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INDIALANTIC, Fla. - Recruiters at Lonski and Associates announce an opening for a Lead Powertrain Engineer for a U.S. vehicle manufacturer. The location was not disclosed.

The position will support all aspects of powertrain integration and/or development for various vehicle lines, and will include integration and/or development of complete components and assemblies, according to Jay Wadzinski, a recruiter at Lonski and Associates. Responsibilities include ensuring that designs are properly tested and meet all applicable standards and regulations, he added.

The position is responsible for, among other things:

  • Establishing a reasonable design schedule from concept to production;
  • Supporting design-related component warranty, incident reports, purchasing and manufacturing issues;
  • Determining ideal component manufacturing routes to ensure overall design, performance and cost conformance;
  • Determining the nature and type of electronic models, detail drawings and analysis to support the items above, and then supervising their release;
  • Coordinating, mentoring and supervising designers on the team;
  • Using Preliminary and Critical Design Review processes to make sure designs are robust, and participating in design reviews to ensure adequate input and involvement from all interested parties;
  • Ensuring that all projects comply with regulatory requirements (first-hand experience with EPA and/or CARB preferred);
  • Analyzing field warranty problems and testing incidence reports, with recommendations for possible solutions;
  • Creating component and system specs; and
  • Creating, monitoring and prioritizing DFMEA and DVP&R plans.

Candidates must have at least a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or agricultural engineering (or equivalent); at least six years of design experience at the OEM level; experience with Pro-Engineer CAD and Analysis Workbench Analysis tools; and experience in the following powertrain categories: core engine rotating components, lubrication and power cylinder; peripheral engine systems; bolted joints and fasteners; aluminum castings and forgings; machining processes; and electrical component specification, the recruiter stated. Candidates also should demonstrate experience with GD&T, FMEA and dimensional tolerance stackups.

The employer seeks candidates with the ability to work in a team environment on a domestic and international level, and excellent oral and written communications skills.

For more information, contact Wadzinski at or call him at 321-327-7619.