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Chassis Engineer- Vehicle Dynamics

Job Title
Chassis Engineer- Vehicle Dynamics
Job ID
Plymouth,  MI 48170
Other Location


We are seeking a hands on Chassis design engineer to join their highly skilled team of engineers in Plymouth, MI. 

Vehicle Dynamics Engineer

Position Duties:


¨       Plan, design, conduct and write reports for chassis development and testing.

¨       Design, review and update vehicle dynamics test procedures to ensure continuous improvement with industry best-practices.

¨       Develop and implement new test procedures to verify new chassis designs and technology are correlated to real world customer usage.

¨       Verify quality of test data by applying statistical methods.

¨       Work with D&R engineers to develop test plans to maximize the utilization of prototype components, systems, and full vehicle.

¨       Perform accurate subjective evaluations of vehicle ride, handling, steering, stability and acceleration, deceleration performance characteristics.

¨       Collect, analyze and report vehicle attribute subjective and objective test data for benchmark, target-setting and program status reporting.


¨      Construct and maintain detailed, program-specific project schedule/timeline of tasks to develop vehicle dynamic attributes.


¨       Bachelor degree or above.

¨       Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to organize and present technical, fact-based information which is clear and effective to inform and influence others.

¨       High level of analytical problem solving skills in which problems are difficult or complex.

¨       Able to undertake short-term domestic and international travel – < 20%.

¨       5+ plus years’ automotive OEM or Tier I supplier vehicle dynamics work experience.

¨       In-depth understanding of vehicle dynamics theory; expertise in vehicle, system and component test methods, data acquisition, post-processing and managing/reporting of vehicle dynamic attributes.

¨       Highly motivated individual who shows initiative in seeking solutions to complex problems; collaborates well with local and international colleagues – maintains good demeanor with positive outlook.

¨       Possession of valid current US driver’s license and ability to perform vehicle dynamic tests on proving grounds.

¨       Physically capable of occasional lifting of up to twenty-five (25) pounds, with intermittent bending, squatting, walking, and reaching above shoulder level, continuous sitting for approximately six (6) hours per day  May continuously operate a video display terminal using repetitive movements of the wrist, hands and/or fingers.  Job may be exposed to low noise levels.


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