AVL North America

For over 60 years AVL has been pioneering the development of Powertrain systems. Our dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction has led us to become the world's largest independent developer of Powertrain systems.

With new technology comes several exciting opportunities going forward and we would like you to be a part of it. These opportunities include bae engine design, and the continuous and exciting challenges of future hybridization and electrification.

If you are a bachelor degree qualified engineer with a minimum of five to ten years of experience in the field of controls, calibration and CAE, we would like to hear from you. All available positions, company information and history are posted on our website at AVL.com. Applicants are encouraged to submit their resume at HRStaffing@AVL.com and qualified contenders will be contacted for an interview within one week of your submission. No phone calls please.

Be on the fore-front of AVL Powertrain Systems Development as we create the vision for the next 60 years! AVL: Concept to Reality.

 

Feb 18, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for a proactive individual to add to the applied simulation team.  Qualified candidates must possess experience in simulation, MATLAB/Simulink, and need to be proficient in time management.  Experience in ADAS/AD and HiL is preferred.  The Project Engineer I - Applied Simulation will provide simulation support, across a wide range of projects, within the vehicle (including ADAS/AD)/powertrain (conventional and electrified) control strategy and calibration development domains.   Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.     Specific Responsibilities – Simulation Environment Development and Support – Vehicle/Powertrain Controls & Calibration Focus Plans and performs all elements (hardware and software) of controls/calibration based simulation environment development and support, and other relevant engineering project work within the project team as required. Plans and manages engineering resources according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, technical plans, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes simulation related research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success A Project Engineer I – Applied Simulation is expected to be able to demonstrate performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Demonstration of project management for research project or engineering projects Understanding of business development fundamentals and effective communication skills Technical Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Expertise in the use of Matlab/Simulink Expertise in electronic hardware design Expertise in various programming languages: Python, C, C++, Java, etc Knowledge of hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Hybrid/electric powertrain functionality knowledge Knowledge in at least two of the following areas: HiL system development and operation Test scripting environment development and operation Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Powertrain integration to vehicle / chassis development and production release Automotive control functionality/calibrationdevelopment (Matlab/Simulink, etc) Hybrid/electrification system and component testing Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Bachelors degree in engineering  0-3+ years’ experience in applicable area  Coop and/or research experience in area of expertise Experience within a collegiate design program or similar AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 14, 2019
Technical Specialist – Electrification (2198) Interested in the significant growth in the field of powertrain hybridization and electrification?   AVL is looking for an experienced, driven and highly capable engineer who can quickly contribute to this field in one or a number of these areas: Energy Storage, Battery Management Systems, Power Electronics/E-Motors, Hybrid/Electrified Powertrain Controls, System Integration. This role will be part of a cross functional team working at all stages of hybrid and electrified powertrain development; from concept work, to initial demonstrator development, through to production solutions. Responsibilities will include, providing technical, program, and account management expertise to cross-functional business development and engineering program team execution activities.   Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Engineering Program Team Roles: The cross-functional program execution team executes a wide variety of vehicle and powertrain system simulation, design, and development projects. The Tech Specialist - Electrification role is responsible for the technical delivery of the electrification portion of the project. Detailed responsibilities include: Functional Requirements definition for electrification components (e.g. battery, electric motor, inverter, voltage converter, system controls, …) and overall system performance, reliability, serviceability, and cost.   The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Defines, plans, leads, and performs System Component Development, System Integration, and System Verification & Validation activity and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required. Lead the definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, and performance tracking. Support functional safety activities. Plans and manages engineering program resources according to project requirements. Mentors less experienced Engineers in the field of Electrification. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of electrified systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues.   Business Development Team Roles: The business development team executes a wide variety of activities to develop new commercial opportunities. The Tech Specialist - Electrification role is responsible for the supporting these activities as needed. Detailed responsibilities include: identification of and assessment of relevant emerging technologies and products, supporting the planning of resources to prepare for estimated future needs of the organization, development, and support of new and existing key customer relationships.   The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include:   Defines, executes, and supports system performance and research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Identifies and supports business and strategic company development activities. Proposal generation, review, and approval. A Technical Specialist is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Quote Leader for a large client program Support and lead as required the Business Development process for specific clients Efficient on time delivery of customer program expectations with consistently high feedback   Technical Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Provide effective developmental leadership for other departmental staff in areas of expertise Published at least 3 papers accepted by a professional organization or 3 patents awarded Global AVL implementation of technology Expertise in regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Functionality in all and recognized expert in at least one of the following areas: Energy Storage System Design, Control Electric Motor/Generator Design and Control Motor/Generator Inverter Design and Control Overall Hybrid Powertrain System Design and Control On Board Diagnostics System Design and Control Powertrain Controls Software Development Tools, Methods, and Processes Formal Systems Engineering Tools, Methods, and Processes   Relational Leadership of technical teams of all sizes Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Negotiation for overall success Organization and resource management Active pursuit of personal and organizational improvement Effective communication with all levels of the organization   Experience and Education Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering or related field Masters’ degree preferred PhD degree in Engineering desired Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in area of expertise AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. 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AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 14, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for controls / algorithm development engineers. Multiple opportunities are available, in the AVL Plymouth area and on-site at customers in Southeastern Michigan.  Ideal candidates should possess 3-5 years of experience in embedded controls development utilizing a Matlab/Simulink based environment. C Coding experience is preferred. Application areas include conventional (engines, transmission / driveline) and electrified powertrains.  Qualified candidates will be a flexible self-starter who (1) communicates clearly, (2) works well independently, and (3) manages time/resources effectively.  The Project Engineer II provides technical and program execution skills to the Skill Team and Cross-Functional engineering program team activities.   Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Skill Team Roles: The Controls & Electronics team executes functional integration & optimization of the powertrain software & control systems into the overall vehicle platform. The group is responsible for the overall control system operation. Detailed responsibilities include: Engine, Transmission, Driveline, Hybrid, and Aftertreatment Functional Requirements definition, controls development, integration, and control system validation in support of overall powertrain system performance, efficiency, serviceability and reliability.   The specific roles of a Project Engineer II in this effort include: Plans and performs Controls Software Development (Engine and/or Transmission) and other relevant engineering project work within the project team as required. Plans and manages engineering resources according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, technical plans, testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success.  Commercial A Project Engineer II is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Quote Leader for a small size program Support the Business Development process for specific clients Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback  Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Technical    Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations 2+ years Controls SW development Experience in Base Engine Control and/or Transmission Control Working knowledge of/familiarity with the following: After-Treatment Control Hybrid Powertrain Control On Board Diagnostics Control Production Powertrain Controls Software Development Tools & Methods Relational Leadership or member of small to medium size technical teams Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Program and resource coordination Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field required AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 14, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a direct or contract dyno test tech with at least 3 years of applicable experience.  In this role candidates must have advanced engine knowledge and experience in engine testing.  In addition, qualified candidates should also possess proficient communication skills with team members and customers.  This opportunity is on 2nd shift and will work from 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm at the AVL Ann Arbor, MI location.    The Dyno Test Technician II will set up, operate, and tear down experimental test components (engine, batteries, drivetrain etc…) in a test cell or test environment. In addition, the role will support other activities related to lab operations including calibration, maintenance, and housekeeping. *Experience using AVL PUMA is preferred but not required.    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Performs test part installation and removal. Conducts and observes standardized tests following test parameters and, as required, obtains and records data or ensures data has been captured by an automated system. Troubleshoots problems encountered with test equipment or other items associated with conducting tests in field of specialization. Conducts routine maintenance and repair on equipment, test components, etc. following established schedules and procedures. Fabricates equipment and testing apparatus components following blueprints, engineering schematics, equipment manuals, handwritten or drawn notes. Uses PC to generate reports and to store and retrieve data, including inventory maintenance, and ordering procedures. Engages in safe work practices and advises supervisor on improvements to test equipment fabrication, installation, and operation to ensure a safe laboratory operation. Maintains a clean, professional, and organized work environment and appearance. Communicates test status and results with internal and external customers. Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Read and follow schematics; equipment manuals; blueprints and drawings; and sample preparation and testing procedures. Application of mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent housekeeping and organization skills. May require associate’s degree or equivalent training and 2-10 years of experience in the field or related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, procedures, and equipment associated with dynamometer lab testing. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Work under general supervision. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Ann Arbor, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 11, 2019
Concepts design and detailed planning of turn-key facility plants (proposals, submitting and verification of quotations, time scheduling, monitoring of construction progress, hand-over of plant) “Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.” Definition of specifications (design of building services and supply/disposal systems): Ventilation and air conditioning systems (special ventilation systems, exhaust systems) Cryogenic installations (standard cooling, ultra-low cooling, cooling water production) Air compressor systems (production and distribution) Preparation, distribution, disposal of water, deposition/separation equipment Fire-fighting installations (various systems, e.g. high pressure water mist systems, sprinklers, foam) Heating systems Storage and distribution of liquid and gaseous fuels Handling of HOAI and/or HOA Basic knowledge of structural engineering (structural steelwork engineering, structural engineering calculations, etc.) Basic knowledge of electrical engineering/ measurement and control engineering Basic knowledge of building power, transformers, and power distribution Basic knowledge of fire and gas detection systems Ability to take proven AVL designs from other countries and adapt to local market and norms. Bachelor’s (mechanical engineering and/or supply engineering preferred) Minimum 3 years of experience in plant engineering Engine / powertrain / vehicle knowledge an advantage CAD knowledge an advantage (SolidWorks, Autocad, ePlan, Sketchup, Revit) Proven ability to deliver Process and Instrumentation Diagrams and details Communication and teamwork skills Good spoken and written command of English Availability to travel, including internationally AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 11, 2019
Supervise facility engineering team, as well as dotted-line reporting during project execution of various functions. “Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.”   Concept design and detailed planning of turn-key facility plants (proposals, submitting and verification of quotations, time scheduling, monitoring of construction progress, hand-over of plant) Definition of specifications (design of building services and supply/disposal systems): Ventilation and air conditioning systems (special ventilation systems, exhaust systems) Cryogenic installations (standard cooling, ultra-low cooling, cooling water production) Air compressor systems (production and distribution) Preparation, distribution, disposal of water, deposition/separation equipment Fire-fighting installations (various systems, e.g. high pressure water mist systems, sprinklers, foam) Heating systems Storage and distribution of liquid and gaseous fuels Handling of HOAI and/or HOA Basic knowledge of structural engineering (structural steelwork engineering, structural engineering calculations, etc.) Basic knowledge of electrical engineering/ measurement and control engineering Basic knowledge of building power, transformers, and power distribution Basic knowledge of fire and gas detection systems Ability to take proven AVL designs from other countries, and adapt to local market and norms.   Business Development Responsibilities Responsible to grow profitable business in AVL facility engineering, working closely with global facilities teams and resources Development of strategic approach that minimizes AVL TSI risk in this new business area Development of partner network for the construction and realization of these facilities Work closely with customers to develop facility plans that focus on the customer requirements, long term goals, workflow, and overall efficiency   Bachelor’s degree (mechanical engineering and/or supply engineering desirable) Experience managing an engineering team Minimum 3 years of experience in plant engineering Understanding of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and related details Engine / powertrain / vehicle knowledge is a plus Strategic thinking, business development, communication and teamwork skills Good spoken and written command of English Availability to travel, including internationally AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled  
AVL North America Full-Time
Feb 11, 2019
Provides AVL standardized engineering layout drawings and module drawings, and installation documentation editing “Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.” To provide integration design using AVL products, local products and third party instruments. To provide standardized mechanical drawing and manufacturing documentation editing. To provide standardized interface description / function block diagrams / installation guidelines / grounding schemes / check out lists / part lists/safety concept / manufacturing documentation Test facility buiiding components specifying and definition Overall facility design and equipment layouts Test cell layout engineering drawing according to contract technical description Standardisation / Modularisation of engineering drawing/Technical documentation editting Definition development and care of qualified suppliers of local Market Ability to take proven AVL designs from other countries, and adapt to local market and norms Associate’s degree and related experience in field At least 5 years working experience with facility engineering and design. Test cell and facility construction design experience is preferential Good communication skills Excellent oral and written English Familiar with AUTOCAD, Solidworks, SketchUp, ePlan, and Revit Availability to travel, including internationally AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 11, 2019
AVL is looking for experts in the electrification field to join the Powertrain Engineering team.  This position is a leader within the organization and provides guidance to customers and project teams.  The Chief Engineer is responsible for the technical delivery of large, multi-disciplinary projects. The Chief Engineer leads a team of project members, as assigned, to satisfy customer requirements and AVL’s contractual obligations and serves as the technical authority on projects. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Responsible for the technical delivery of the assigned technical programs, meeting AVL and Customer standards. Guides the daily work of the technical project team members, as assigned , including those of Affiliates assigned via part project Reviews work product of the project team and provides guidance to ensure the accuracy and quality of work Works with a program manager for management of the finances and time lines. Work with colleagues to ensure appropriate technology is developed/applied to ensure program success. Develops a significant relationship with the customer with the objective of securing additional and future business. Works with Skill Team Leaders and Engineering Leadership to ensure programs are resourced effectively. Identify future program resource needs and communicate this to the Engineering Leadership and Skill Team Leaders. Identify project performance issues and bring to the attention of Skill Team Leaders. Provide status reports to Leadership Team. Review and approve technical project reports. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Master’s Degree preferred. Ten years’ experience in Design or Development activities. 5 years’ experience leading projects of value greater than $150k. Demonstrated ability to lead project teams of greater than 10 persons. Demonstrated customer care skills. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 11, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a Group Leader in the Design area.  Qualified candidates for this position will possess a minimum of 5 years experience in Powertrain Design Engineering as well as strong communication skills.  The Group Leader provides technical, program, and staff leadership for a group within the design skill team.  Mentors and develops staff within the design team.  Plans and coordinates resources and workload.  Provides technical support to business development and cross-functional engineering teams.   Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.   Skill Team Roles: The design skill team provides the required system, subsystem, and component design and release expertise to projects.  Areas of support include but are not limited to: Engine system/Components, Battery, E-Axle, Transmission, Electrified Powertrain, and Vehicle. Design skill team members are expected to have the following responsibilities: Ownership of powertrain and system-level specifications Use and maintenance of Product Data Management (PDM) systems to store and manage product data Ownership of the project Bill of Materials (BOM) Active participation in design reviews Adherence to published design, checking, and release processes Support for procurement activities Approval authority on incoming material Leadership of engine builds Overall responsibility for the quality and delivery of project hardware   Specific Job Roles: The Group Leader works on all phases or aspects of projects aligned with the skill team roles outlined above.  The Group Leader is also capable of performing the function of a Senior Project Engineer or Technical Specialist, providing expertise to AVL engineering activities, and is responsible for establishing, communicating, and assuring compliance with best practices.  This role leads a staff of designers, design engineers, and/or design release engineers within the design skill team, with the following specific responsibilities:   Managerial Plans, schedules, and coordinates design staff, with minimal supervision, to efficiently support customer, internal, and R&D projects in order to maximize skill team utilization (in alignment with business objectives) and deliver quality work Adjusts, together with the skill team leader, the team capacity in response to business requirements Assures, together with the skill team leader, that the team is able to perform its tasks in terms of organization, administration, equipment, etc. Works with group leaders, skill team leaders, chief engineers, and program managers to ensure projects are resourced effectively and conflicts are resolved Coordinates activities, serve as liaison and resolve issues between design and other engineering teams and departments Tracks design project quality, costs, and timing and ensures successful performance on all metrics Ensures that the design group operates in compliance with AVL’s policies and best practices Works with the skill team leader to identify the vision and growth plan for the skill group Maintains an understanding of capabilities (strengths and weaknesses) of competing companies and entities Serves in a leadership role for the annual performance review process Recognizes and reacts appropriately to staff issues within the group Encourages and participates in career planning for design group members   Technical Provides technical supervision to project teams, through reviews of project work for compliance with engineering principles, AVL standards and best practices, customer requirements and expectations, and opinions and interpretations Together, with the other design group leaders, initiates and participates in design reviews and facilitates the sign-off process Provides technical guidance and mentoring to staff in the following design process. Ensures the development and documentation of new design techniques and methods to improve quality and/or efficiency Together, with the skill team leader and AVL Graz, ensures consistent application of tools and methods, and ensures appropriate use of new tools is applied to ensure program success Reviews and approves technical reports In addition to the role of technical supervisor, defines, plans, leads and performs design and other relevant engineering project work within a project team as required   Commercial Lead and/or support project proposals with design content as required Review design contributions to the proposal process to ensure achievable deliverables Support sales and business development activities (industry shows, customer visits, technical presentations, etc.) as necessary Assists in the identification of and supports skill team and business development opportunities Supports the development of customer relationships in order to secure additional and future business     Relational Develops positive working relationships with other functional teams and departments, locally and globally Communicates and interacts regularly with team members, solicits feedback, and is sensitive and supportive to staff needs Supports the development of the customer relationship in order to secure additional and future business Communicates collaboratively with AVL purchasing and suppliers Assumes accountability for individual and team delivery Bachelor and/or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) 5+ years’ experience in powertrain design engineering Working knowledge of all elements of a powertrain system Excellent knowledge of more than one area of powertrain systems Good understanding of other engineering disciplines, especially structural & dynamic analysis, mechanical development & durability, and quality management tools Understands and has used 3D CAD tools Outstanding communication and presentation skills AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. 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AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 11, 2019
Electrified technologies are defining both the powertrain and the automotive industry.   AVL has the expertise to help customers make the choice that’s right for them, and offers development support, testing and validation solutions, simulation tools and the know-how to find success in this new technological landscape; interested in becoming part of this cutting edge team?  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is in search of a Technical Specialist in the electrification field.  Candidates applying to this position must possess at least 7 years in the automotive electrification field; power electronics, emotor control, hybrid electric vehicle knowledge.  The Technical Specialist - Electrification provides technical, program, and account management expertise to cross-functional business development and engineering program team execution activities. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.  Engineering Program Team Roles: The cross-functional program execution team executes a wide variety of vehicle and powertrain system simulation, design, and development projects. The Tech Specialist - Electrification role is responsible for the technical delivery of the electrification portion of the project. Detailed responsibilities include: Functional Requirements definition for electrification components (e.g. battery, electric motor, inverter, voltage converter, system controls, …) and overall system performance, reliability, serviceability, and cost. The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Defines, plans, leads, and performs System Component Development, System Integration, and System Verification & Validation activity and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required. Lead the definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, and performance tracking. Support functional safety activities. Plans and manages engineering program resources according to project requirements. Mentors less experienced Engineers in the field of Electrification. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of electrified systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues.The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Business Development Team Roles:    The business development team executes a wide variety of activities to develop new commercial opportunities. The Tech Specialist - Electrification role is responsible for the supporting these activities as needed. Detailed responsibilities include: identification of and assessment of relevant emerging technologies and products, supporting the planning of resources to prepare for estimated future needs of the organization, development, and support of new and existing key customer relationships. Defines, executes, and supports system performance and research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Identifies and supports business and strategic company development activities. Proposal generation, review, and approval.CommercialSupport and lead as required the Business Development process for specific clientsTechnical Provide effective developmental leadership for other departmental staff in areas of expertiseGlobal AVL implementation of technology Functionality in all and recognized expert in at least one of the following areas:Electric Motor/Generator Design and ControlOverall Hybrid Powertrain System Design and ControlPowertrain Controls Software Development Tools, Methods, and ProcessesRelational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team membersNegotiation for overall successActive pursuit of personal and organizational improvement  Experience and Education Effective communication with all levels of the organization Organization and resource management Accountability for individual and team delivery Leadership of technical teams of all sizes Formal Systems Engineering Tools, Methods, and Processes On Board Diagnostics System Design and Control Motor/Generator Inverter Design and Control Energy Storage System Design, Control Expertise in regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Published at least 3 papers accepted by a professional organization or 3 patents awarded Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Efficient on time delivery of customer program expectations with consistently high feedback Quote Leader for a large client program A Technical Specialist is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas:         Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering or related field Masters’ degree preferred PhD degree in Engineering desire Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in area of expertise    AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 07, 2019
The Logistics Analyst I will be responsible for the receipt, storing and distribution of materials, tools, equipment and products for the companies of AVL Michigan Holding and AVL Test Systems. This roles primary focus will be within the Shipping area, but must have the flexibility to cross train and become knowledgeable of all areas and skills within the Logistics team. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Under supervision of the Group Leader the Logistics Analyst will perform the following duties: Move materials and items from receiving dock to receiving/crib Opens bales, crates and other containers Pull inventory materials, as required, for Manufacturing, Customer Service and other customers Assemble build orders from stock and place orders on bread carts, bagged and labeled for manufacturing Transact inventory movements (e.g., requisitions, receipts, adjustments, description/um changes) using Visual system Conduct cycle counts as needed Assist shipping by packaging goods/materials for shipping Interface with Customer Service, Manufacturing Scheduler, Accounting and Purchasing as needed Performs other related duties as required High School diploma or equivalent 1+ years of experience in inventory management Good computer skills Good organizational skills Attention to detail but has timely processing of tasks Can operate a fork lift or other materials moving equipment Experience with SAP preferred  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 07, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an experience engineer in battery management systems.  Do you possess at least 7 years of high voltage battery experience and want to be a part of an innovative company working with the most cutting edge technologies?  Apply today!  The Technical Specialist - Battery Management Sytems provides technical, program, and account management expertise to cross-functional business development and engineering program team execution activities. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position The cross-functional program execution team executes a wide variety of vehicle and powertrain system simulation, design, and development projects. The Tech Specialist – Battery Management Systems role is responsible for the technical delivery of the Battery Management System and related areas portion of the project. Responsibilities include: Functional Requirements definition for the Battery Management Systems and related components/areas, and overall system performance, reliability, serviceability, and cost.   The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Recognized as a subject matter expert in Battery Management Systems (including having authored technical papers for publications), and demonstrate technical leadership in energy storage system development Defines, plans, leads, and performs System Component Development, System Integration, and System Verification & Validation activity and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required Lead the definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, and performance tracking. Support functional safety activities Interface with the AVL global battery expertise and ensure globally defined process are followed Responsible for the technical delivery of battery management system programs, and for supporting the program manager for management of the project finances and time lines Working with Skill Team Leaders and Engineering Director to ensure programs are resourced effectively Mentors less experienced Engineers in the field of Battery Management Systems Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of battery systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues Maintains a cutting-edge knowledge of battery management systems and related technical areas Leads the planning and execution of battery management system research and development activities Leads, organizes, and contributes to customer meetings Other duties as required to insure project success Business Development Team Roles:   The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: The business development team executes a wide variety of activities to develop new commercial opportunities.  The Tech Specialist – Battery Management Systems role is responsible for the supporting these activities as needed. Detailed responsibilities include: identification of and assessment of relevant emerging technologies and products, supporting the planning of resources to prepare for estimated future needs of the organization, development, and support of new and existing key customer relationships.   Defines, executes, and supports system performance and research and development activities Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings Identifies and supports business and strategic company development activities Proposal generation, review, and approvalCommercial Technical Specialist – Battery Management Systems is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Quote Leader for a large size program Support the Business Development process for all clients, in the area of Battery Systems Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Develop a significant relationship with the customer with the objective of securing additional and future business Technical Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Provide effective developmental leadership for other departmental staff in areas of expertise Published at least 3 papers accepted by a professional organization or 3 patents awarded Global AVL implementation of technology Expertise in regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Deep knowledge of hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Subject matter expert in HV battery/energy storage system development, with a focus on Battery Management Systems. Battery Management System development and integration Battery chemistry technologies Hybrid/Electrified powertrain control development High voltage component integration Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Automotive control functionality/calibration development (Matlab/Simulink, etc) Hybrid/electrification system and component testing Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Functional Safety/ISO26262 Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: Hybrid/electrical powertrain/vehicle simulation Traction motor/power electronics development Powertrain integration to vehicle/chassis development and production release Relational Leadership of technical teams of all sizes Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Negotiation for overall success Organization and resource management Active pursuit of personal and organizational improvement Effective communication with all levels of the organization Experience and Education Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering or related field Masters’ degree preferred PhD degree in Engineering desired Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in area of expertise    AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. 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AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 07, 2019
Do you have an interest in the future of transportation is Autonomous Vehicles?  Are you interested in working with cutting edge technologies within a dynamic team? Apply to the Project Engineer - Connected & Automated Vehicle Engineer position today! The Project Engineer I - Connected & Automated Vehicle Engineer will provide technical and program engineering skills to Skill Team and Cross-Functional engineering program team activities, with a focus on connected and automated vehicle technologies, and on vehicle integration of these technologies. The Systems Engineering Team works to define project architectures and requirements, and delivers functional integration of mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, energy storage systems and CAV technologies within conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The group is responsible for delivering a systems based approach to efficiently capture and manage functional requirements as well as executing vehicle development programs (in particular vehicle technology integration), including verification/validation of the identified and implemented functional requirements. “Applicants must have the unrestricted authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.”  The specific roles of a CAV Project Engineer I include: Execute systems engineering principles to integrate connected and automated vehicle technologies within conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain system platforms. Definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, functional safety, and performance tracking Assists with FMEA activities Supports Functional Safety / ISO26262 activities. Executes engineering activities according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes connected and automated vehicle research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and contributes to customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success. A Project Engineer I is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial  Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Demonstration of project management for research project or engineering projects Understanding of business development fundamentals and effective communication skills Technical Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Fundamental knowledge in at least one of the following areas: V2X, V2V (knowledge of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 1609 beneficial) Artificial learning, Big data, cloud based processing Data fusion Vision systems development and integration Functional Safety / ISO26262 Connected/Autonomous Vehicle system integration, including controls integration and controls network integration Connected/Autonomous Vehicle software/control strategy development Knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: Hybrid Electric Powertrain Functional Operation and Optimization(inclusive of high voltage electrical systems) High voltage component integration (power steering, Thermal management, Exportable power, onboard charging, power distribution, traction motor, HV energy storage) Base Engine PerformanceTransmission Performance Vehicle Level Drivability, Fuel Economy, Emissions & Performance Attribute Optimization Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Powertrain integration to vehicle / chassis development and production release Hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education 1+ year experience preferred (internships can be considered) Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required Coop and/or research experience in area of expertise Experience within a collegiate design program or similar   AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 07, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking to increase the design team in support of a customer in the Plymouth, MI.  As a Project Engineer II - Design & Release you will be involved in a customer project to develop a performance engine.  This position demands at least 3 years of CAD design experience, proficient communication skills and customer interaction abilities.  In addition, qualified candidates must possess at least 3 years of gasoline engine experience. *Experience in base engine components required; crankshaft experience preferred.     Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Plans and formulates work flow of self and other to meet specified deadlines with minimum of supervision Has engineering responsibility and can lead specific phases of projects i.e. technical studies, specification writing, establishing technical plans Co-ordinates project meetings, design reviews and sign off reviews Resolves engineering and design conflicts Owns all system engineering tasks relating to system responsibility i.e. Architecture Resolving design constraints and establishing interfaces DFMEA’s, DVPR’s BOM input Coordinating input from other skill teams as required i.e. Analysis Supplier negotiations and lead-time planningLead and author single team proposals Provide engineering leadership to project teams3-5+ years’ experience in area of expertiseExcellent knowledge of more than one area of engine systems design or manufacturing process i.e.   Can lead system engineering process i.e. Air system design, Block/Crankcase design, foundry practice   Bachelor’s degree in Powertrain Design OR applicable degree P-diagrams and boundary diagrams DFMEA’s DVP&RSupplier negotiationsExcellent communication skillsMotivatedCustomer orientedFlexible (location, hrs., test trips) Book understanding of CAE tools and practices Communication and presentation skills Demonstrated ability to deliver to customer program expectation Team player Analytical thinking Team leader skills AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 04, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. has a need in the on road heavy duty engineering sector for a Director of Business Development.  This position is located in Plymouth, MI with potential travel up to 40%.  The Director of Business Development will be responsible for market development through the acquisition of customer projects in the heavy duty sector.  In addition, this position will set up long-term business relations with the customer.  Qualified candidates should possess at least 7 years of applicable experience, excellent communication skills and customer relations skills.  This position will be heavily involved in strategic planning, competitive intelligence and should be a driver in the development of lean engineering processes and continuous improvement.   *Powertrain engineering and electrification skills are preferred.   Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.                Creates business plans for the sales area. Coordinates middle and long term planning based on market potential with the President, PEI and Technical Director. Implements the presales process. Implements the sales process with support from the future project manager and the Technical Director. Develops customer profiles and applies the principle of strategic selling. Obtains customer feedback. Maintains customer care during project run time. Updates business figures (order receipt, sales) and carries out target – actual comparisons. Works out and executes fiscal counter-measures in the case of deviations. Creates offers and makes consistent follow-ups. Supplies input to AVL Leadership Team and strategy team with respect to marketing targets (markets, customers, products and competitors). Establishes, cultivates and expands positive customer relations. Achieves targeted guidelines for sales, orders received and planned contribution margin. Submits offers according to guidelines. Conducts internal audits, as requested Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related Master’s degree preferred 7+ years’ experience in related field Excellent written and oral communication skills Demonstrated competence in communications and problem solving. Demonstrated ability to execute business plans effectively. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled    
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 01, 2019
With significant growth in the field of powertrain hybridization and electrification, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a number of driven and highly capable Engineers who can quickly contribute to this field in one or a number of these areas: Energy Storage, Battery Management Systems, Power Electronics/E-Motors, Hybrid/Electrified Powertrain Controls, System Integration. This role will be part of a cross functional team working at all stages of hybrid and electrified powertrain development; from concept work, to initial demonstrator development, through to production solutions.  Qualified candidates must possess at least 5 years of experience in the applicable field.   Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. The Electrification Team works to define project architectures, system and component requirements, develops EV and HEV components, and delivers functional integration of mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, energy storage systems within hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The group is responsible for executing electrified powertrain development programs, including verification/validation of the identified electrified powertrain system/component requirements.   The specific roles of a Project Engineer  –Electrification, include: Execute systems engineering principles to integrate electrification technologies within hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain system platforms. Definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, functional safety, and performance tracking Provide technical guidance to quality and reliability engineering and assist with FMEA activities Supports Functional Safety / ISO26262 activities. Plans and manages engineering activities according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of electrified systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes electrification research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and contributes to customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success. A Project Engineer – Electrification is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Quote Leader for a small size program Support the Business Development process for specific clients Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback   Technical Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use Published at least 1 paper accepted by a professional organization or 1 patent awarded Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Knowledge of hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Hybrid/electric powertrain functionality knowledge Knowledge in at least two of the following areas: High voltage component integration (Power steering, Thermal management, Onboard charging, Off-board charging, Power distribution (including DC/DC HVIL, etc), HV battery systems, Traction motor systems (including inverters)) HV battery development Battery Management System development and integration Hybrid/Electrified powertrain control development Traction motor/inverter development Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: Base Engine Performance & Emissions Performance Requirements To support the development and verification of the electronic control units for electrified/hybrid powertrain components (e.g. BMS, ICU, ECU, TCU, etc), experience in the use of Hardware in the Loop (HiL) test systems in advantageous. Skills in both the development of these HiL systems, and utilization of the systems for development and verification, is sort Transmission Performance & Efficiency Optimization Vehicle Level Drivability, Fuel Economy, Emissions & Performance Attribute Optimization Hybrid/electrical powertrain/vehicle simulation Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Powertrain integration to vehicle / chassis development and production release Automotive control functionality/calibration development (Matlab/Simulink, etc) Hybrid/electrification system and component testing Functional Safety/ISO26262 Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Program and resource coordination Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. 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AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Feb 01, 2019
Provides the daily administrative control and support for the customer service operations team with a high focus on customer satisfaction “Applicants must have the unrestricted authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.”  Maintains the integrity of the Customer Service department regarding customer service/support (internal and external) by the use of company and/or departmental processes. Responsible for accurate record keeping and archiving of customer information. Performs all tasks needed to sustain the productivity and efficiency of the Customer Service department. Performs all tasks and responsibilities associated with supporting customer needs including but not limited to: customer order entry, work order creation, quoting, invoicing, part procurement and shipping. Maintains departmental databases for proper management and organization of customer activities Contributes in the achievement of KPI goals set forth by the company/department. Additional administrative responsibilities as required High School Diploma or equivalent Two years experience in an administrative function Strong computer skills/Proficiency in MS applications with ability to learn new formats quickly Proficiency using Microsoft Office Products; i.e Excel, Visio, MS Power Point, Access and MS Project. Familiarity with “ERP Visual” preferred Highly detailed oriented with excellent follow up skills Able to multi-task on a daily basis Creates an effective team environment Excellent oral and written communications skills Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality Able to work independently with little supervision Represents the AVL Service organization in a highly professional manner AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Jan 25, 2019
The Project Manager I has the overall responsibility for the successful execution of capital equipment projects from receipt of order to final customer acceptance. “Applicants must have the unrestricted authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.”  Controlling of projects with low commercial, social, and technical complexity. Co-ordination of Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Customer site activities. Managing the project initialization and planning Ensures implementation of projects in compliance with all related processes to achieve targets (cost, timing, deliverables) and customer satisfaction. Ensures project quality gates (handovers from and to other departments, design reviews etc) are fully complied with Scope change management Customer Relationship Management during project execution. Authority of overall budget control – manage and control contingency Interface with Finance and support project accounting requirements. Identify new business opportunities on existing projects. Responsible for applying appropriate tools and methods (OFFER, Prism, risk management, Open Issues lists, documentation, internal project reporting, etc.) Proactive in escalating as appropriate to keep cost, timing, and deliverables on track while maintaining customer satisfaction. Conduct project lessons learned with project team and management Engineering Degree and 0 - 5 years relevant experience, ideally in integration of Powertrain and vehicle testing systems Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple customers. Excellent people, verbal written communication and relationship building skills. Excellent organizational skills Experience with ERP systems is desired High competence with MS Word, Excel, and Project AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled    
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Jan 25, 2019
This position of Solution Engineer, is specific toward an Electrification or Alternative Propulsion expert.  We are looking for an experienced industry leader, who can act as an industry advisor to our customers.  This individual would work in parallel to account managers, consulting directly with customers in electrification and alternative propulsion testing, to understand their goals and prescribe hardware, software, and methodology solutions to achieve those goals.   The ideal candidate would have experience in electrification and alternative propulsion testing for automobiles, heavy-duty vehicles, or off-road propulsion systems. “Applicants must have the unrestricted authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.”  Acts as the technical lead during the sales phase of projects Works with the AVL Account Manager to drive sales and achieve targets Makes presentations and conducts product demonstrations at customer locations Responsible for the technical content and accuracy of customer quotations Provides market feedback for future product development and innovative approaches to increase sales revenues Stays abreast of development activities at main competitors and creates/implements corresponding action plans Works with Business Development to create strategic plans and product enhancements to increase market share and maximize revenue Develops and maintains customer relationships BS in engineering required, MS preferred Strong fundamental knowledge of powertrain testing Years of experience in related fields 10+ Demonstrated experience with AVL related products Demonstrated successful experience in technical sales Ability to multi-task and manage projects/assignments while under time restrictions AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Jan 25, 2019
Purchasing Specialist will support Buyer in daily activities by ensuring the availability of third parties’ supplies and services as well as the related delivery capacity of AVL products/projects. Additional responsibilities may include: Responsible for procuring products/services within the purchasing organization by interfacing with parent company/business units/affiliates. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Execution of PO Execution/follow-up of RFx Processing of PO confirmations Processing of urging activities Administrative activities (analysis, delivery notes, archiving etc.) Maintenance of master data (material, vendor master data, info records) Analyze data and collaborate with requisitioning community in order to provide accurate information in a timely manner Assist in fulfilling all requirements related to buying and/or selling to parent company/affiliates, including production, service and customer ordering Executes buying requirements with high level of customer service orientation with internal customer (project management, engineering, finance, product management, operations, material management) Works with parent company/affiliate organizations to understand changes in their procedures that will drive changes to processes in AVL NA 1-5 years in Purchasing Good written and oral communication skills Experience in value chain analysis/negotiation Bachelor Degree preferred AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time