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Ford Motor Company Powertrain Electrification Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Powertrain Electrification Systems Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering team explores new vehicle and societal innovations that require some level of invention before they can be applied to our products and services. The team is building on a history of Ford innovation, including our invention of the three-way catalytic converter to modernize vehicle emissions controls in the 1970s and the world’s first rear inflatable seat belts in 2010.

Today, we are exploring and delivering ways to make smarter vehicles and our transportation system more efficient to improve people’s lives by helping them move more freely, safely and enjoyably. For example, we are changing how our products are made by creating high-quality vehicles in an environmentally and socially responsible way, including the use sustainable materials. Since 2000, we have used 12 industry and world-first plant-based materials in our production vehicles. We also are researching the possible use of tomato skin, bamboo, agave fiber, dandelion roots, algae and coffee chaff as part of our ambitious goal of making our vehicles with up of 20 percent sustainable material by 2025.

What you will be able to do

At Ford, we’re passionate about innovating mobility solutions that deliver an incredible driver experience while also focusing on environmental sustainability. That’s why we’re looking to you to help us develop and integrate innovative next generation electrified powertrain systems and technologies. Your efforts will focus on advancing the state-of-the-art in battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. You will:

  • Lead electrified powertrain research projects

  • Coordinate workstreams to achieve project goals and results including prototype vehicle demonstration

  • Develop and cascade system and subsystem requirements to meet overall vehicle and powertrain requirements

  • Lead multi-functional teams (e.g. motor, battery, driveline, high voltage system, fuel cell, transmission, controls, calibration, etc.) in the development of requirements, attribute assessment, robustness assessment and design verification plans for new electrified technology

  • Collaborate to optimize, deliver and integrate appropriate hardware and control solutions

  • Ensure solutions are robust in the presence of noise factors by developing and maintain system and technology quality documents (e.g. Boundary Diagrams, P-Diagrams, DFMEA, etc.)

  • Prepare and present reviews to management

  • Work with forward model engineering organizations to ensure support, peer review and successful technology transfer of projects into production workstreams

  • Manage project logistics (e.g. roles and responsibilities, meetings, budgets, timing, etc.)

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Two or more years of experience with electrified propulsion system functionality (e.g. HEV, BEV, Fuel Cell, etc.)

  • Two plus years of experience leading projects

Our preferred requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering

  • Four or more years of experience with electrified propulsion system functionality

  • In-depth knowledge of systems engineering methodologies (e.g. P-diagrams, FMEA’s, DVP&R, etc.)

  • Highly motivated, self-starter with proven leadership, technical, communication and interpersonal skills

What you will receive in return

As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A)


Research & Advanced Engrg