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.

 

Dec 05, 2018
Overview: AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a Sr. Project Accountant to join the finance team. This position requires a minimum of 5 years in direct project accounting. Qualified candidates must possess strong communication skills and the ability to work efficiently with multiple departments. To succeed in this position candidates must be highly-motivated self-starters. 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. Your Responsibilities: Supervises the Junior project accountant Provides training and guidance to the Junior project accountant Responsible for the set-up of new projects (Customer, R&D, Capital, Intercompany) in Procalc and SAP Create or approve purchase requisitions for affiliate purchases on projects Calculate or approve transfer pricing on projects Responsible for processing project amendments as necessary Responsible for monitoring spend on multiple engineering projects Assist Program Management with requests for information Participate in project review meetings Manage project invoicing/order intake Provide Program Management with Accounts Receivable Support Complete monthly revenue procedures Complete monthly, quarterly and annual project reporting Responsible for year-end audit as related to projects Other ad hoc accounting projects Your Profile: 5+ years accounting experience with job cost/project accounting, knowledge of WBS Structures Bachelor’s degree in accounting Excellent Excel skills SAP experience preferred
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Dec 05, 2018
The Technical Sales Specialist fulfills a vital role within AVL by determining customer needs for product instrumentation and services, and translating these needs into cost effective technical solutions. This position is ideal for the engineer with a powertrain testing background who wants to broaden their horizons and learn more about how businesses operate on a day-to-day basis.  Success in this position could lead to a future role in product management, management, or sales. “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.”  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 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 Demonstrated experience with AVL related products preferred Demonstrated successful experience in technical sales preferred Ability to multi-task and manage projects/assignments while under time restrictions Travel approximately 10 – 25% to meet the needs of customers / minimal overseas travel required
AVL North America 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Dec 05, 2018
Teaming with Technical Sales Support and Account Managers to create final customer proposals and process all forms of Purchase Orders.  Teaming with the cross functional teams to solidify customer inquiry responses regarding invoices and shipment status “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.”  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Proposal Support: Expanded knowledge of AVL Quote tool to enable obtaining and updating files passed from Technical Sales Support and Solution Engineering organizations to match required pricing methodologies and customer requirements. Easily generates MSWord® documents from AVL Quote tool to finalize proposal meeting AVL proposal standards with: Proposal formatting standards Customer proposal requirements Adherence to approved terms and conditions Administration of proposal storage and support documents on AVL network and SalesForce Administration of SalesForce opportunity data Operates comfortably with advanced features of MSWord® and identifies new features use that could be useful to team. Has in-depth working knowledge of AVL layout standards and requirements needed to solidify response to formal Customer Request for Quote. Ability to identify and team with internal resources to ensure all aspects of AVL RFQ response meets customers and AVL requirements   Purchase Order (PO) Processing: Expanded knowledge of AVL Quote tool to enable complex modifications of quote to match PO. Administration of SalesForce Opportunity data to enable “booking” of order. Adherence to match PO back to quote or standard pricing with required information: Ship To / Bill To Payment & Invoicing Terms Purchase Terms & Conditions Ship Date Administration of customer PO storage and support documents on AVL network and SalesForce Ability to easily identify and clearly communicate purchase order issues to Account Managers, internal teams and customer in order to work toward acceptance or change of PO. Supports team members through hands-on training to support new features and/or processes Comfortable providing organized on-boarding of new team members Identifies process updates required through on-the-job use and communicates possible changes to Manager. Any other functions or tasks as requested by his/her supervisor Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. Ability to share work load in team environment. Ability to multi-task. Proven logical thinking ability. Able to work with short deadlines. Ability to work under pressure. Able to self-manage work load and lead team when necessary. Excellent organization skills and time management. Ability to use AVL Quote proposal application. High level working knowledge of SalesForce required. Proven, tested ability with Microsoft Office computer skills required. Ability to work with cross functional teams. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
AVL North America 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Dec 04, 2018
The Order Handler is basically an internal project scheduler that tracks and communicates all dates (material deliveries, manufacturing start and finish, and project ship dates) with internal teams (Engineering, Project Leaders, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Order Processing, and Packaging Department) and makes sure these dates are met. Sets up logistics functions correctly in the Work Order to direct all team members on how to issue and handle all project requirements (including how parts are picked, issued, assembled and packaged).  Orders materials for projects and creates delivery documents. “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.”  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Review sales orders and confirm technical content (project) Working with Project managers and engineering Create production orders in (standard product) Create production orders and purchase order requests with engineering for non-standard solutions and products Create purchase order requisitions for intercompany and 3rd party standard products and parts Scheduling of delivery dates (confirmation of goods availability for delivery) Tracking of expected arrival dates Tracking of production orders Scheduling of the complete job to meet sales order delivery date (project) Create delivery note Ensure serialization is done for all relevant parts. Monitor for missing parts and inform relevant parties as needed. Support Project Manager at close down of sales order (project) Manage status of all items in the sales order Close all production orders – if not already done Close technical status in the sales order with Project Manager input Understanding of ERP / MRP systems. Experience with SAP a plus BS/BA preferred. 0 – 3 Years experience.
AVL North America 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Dec 04, 2018
Software analysis and engineering support for AVL software products and device communications on-site AVL customer. Must be able to take ownership of complex problems and drive same to resolution. “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.”  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Travel required System level troubleshooting of software applications on-site at the customer Working with product teams in back office to drive issues to resolution Pro-actively analyze software usage and problems Assist in coordination and prioritization of customer issues within AVL Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical or computer engineering or equivalent preferred Completed course(s) related to test automation systems, emissions, etc. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Understanding of electrical and mechanical processes. Able to read and understand basic electrical and mechanical schematics and drawings. Thorough knowledge of PC operation, structure, MS Windows, and computer networking required. Working experience with test automation equipment preferred. Experience with emissions bench, fuel measurement systems and ECU/PCM controllers preferred. Understanding of internal combustion engine theory and operation preferred. Visual C++, ATL, COM/ActiveX, Visual Basic programming languages knowledge
AVL North America 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Nov 30, 2018
This entry level Network Analyst's role is to support the Network Manager and Engineer to ensure the stable operation of the in-house network infrastructure. This includes assisting with planning, installing, configuring, maintaining, and optimizing all network infrastructure, software, and communication links while ensuring minimal network downtime. This individual will also assist in diagnosing, resolving, and documenting hardware and software network problems in a timely and accurate fashion. The Network Analyst will also be responsible for the ordering and delivery of company provided cells phones and all documentation. 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. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager with the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans and maintain current knowledge of plan executable. Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager in the troubleshooting and resolution of LAN/WAN performance, connectivity and related network problems Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager with the Implementation of monitoring and management systems for the network Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager in administration of the operation of all LAN/WAN-related network services per company policies and procedures. Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager in the preparation and ensure accuracy of documentation, procedures manuals, and help sheets for network installations, including data, voice, and video systems. Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager in the support, development and implementation of networking projects and new technology installations. Assist the Network Engineer and Network Manager with maintenance of all network hardware and equipment. Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports. Receive and respond to incoming calls, texts, and/or e-mails regarding network connectivity issues. Work to meet service level agreements with end users. Become proficient in mobile device ordering, troubleshooting, porting and documenting. Other duties assigned by the Network Managers Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems or related, or 3 -4 years of related experience Good understanding of network and computer systems Good understanding of network firewalls to include Barracuda and Cisco ASA
AVL North America 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Nov 16, 2018
Overview: AVL Powertrain Engineering's Vice President of Sales is responsible for market development and sales growth through acquisition of customer projects and for setting up long-term business relations with the customer. This role will develop strategic sales plans based on company objectives and goals that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization. In addition to growing sales and establishing business strategies, a collaborative working relationship between this position and the engineering team is required in order to deliver successfully. This position will directly lead the PEI sales 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. Your Responsibilities: Creates business plans for the sales area. Direct supervisor to the PEI sales area. Leads strategic planning process for PEI including coordinating middle and long term planning based on market potential with the PEI Leadership team and key personnel Implements the presales process. Implements the sales process with support from the project manager and the Technical Director. Develops customer specific business development plans Develops and applies the principle of strategic and value selling including building organization capability Collaborates with Manager program Management to obtain and track customer satisfaction. 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. Strong focus on margin in relation to projects. Establishes, cultivates and expands positive customer relations. Achieves targeted guidelines for sales, orders received and planned contribution margin. Collaborates with the program managers and leadership team to optimize the proposal process and development of proposals Conducts internal audits, as requested. Your Profile: Bachelors degree in engineering or related 15+ years experience in related field 7+ years experience in a leadership role with direct reports Strong attention to detail Proficient communication skills Customer focus Strong Initiative
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Nov 16, 2018
Overview: The Project Operations Manager position at AVL will be responsible for leading the Project Management team as well as projects in Powertrain Engineering, Inc. This role will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure successful strategy and delivery on all projects. Qualified candidates for this position must possess at least 10 years of automotive engineering experience and a minimum of 7 years of direct management experience. This role will require strong management in regards to cost and budget control. In addition, qualified candidates must have experience in project management from beginning project stages thru project completion. The Project Operations Manager must be able to communicate efficiently and effectively; creating a culture of open and honest communication, must have strong attention to detail, and possess a strong time management skills. 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. Your Responsibilities: Leads the assigned PjMs (incl. PjM spec.) in project related matters Annual performance review with the PjMs who are assigned to the POM Balances workload of team Develops team to match skills and tasks – project range extends for delivery of high risk, multimillion dollar programs to administrative functions. Ensure team are trained effectively in all Project Management tools Nomination of Project Managers for the assigned customer projects Project release according to process for the assigned customer projects Supports the business development team to grow sales at accounts with active projects, with emphasis on project variations/extensions. Identify opportunities to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness Identifies major issues impacting project performance – align with Leadership Team to implement solutions. Oversees quote generation process Monitors, forecast and controls project schedules and project budgets Ensures implementation of projects in compliance with all related processes. Ensures project execution according to project process Ensures continuous improvement of project process Ensures continuous improvement of project management qualifications Champions special assignments as requested by management Your Profile: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent PMP Certification preferred 15+ years business experience 7+ years management experience 10+ years automotive engineering experience Demonstrated ability to effectively manage process improvement efforts. Demonstrated ability to concurrently think operationally, tactically and strategically. Demonstrated competence in communications. Demonstrated competence in achieving objectives with peers without formal authority Has high personal standards and continually "raises the bar" for both personal and corporate learning and performance Has exceptional diagnostic and assessment skills
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Sep 26, 2018
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an experience engineer in the battery area.  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 Systems 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. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The cross-functional program execution team executes a wide variety of vehicle and powertrain system simulation, design, and development projects. The Tech Specialist – Battery Systems role is responsible for the technical delivery of the Battery System portion of the project. Responsibilities include: Functional Requirements definition for the Battery Systems and components, 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 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 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 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 systems Leads the planning and execution of energy storage 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 business development team executes a wide variety of activities to develop new commercial opportunities.  The Tech Specialist – Battery 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.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 Technical Specialist – Battery Systems is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial 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 knowledge in the following areas: Battery Management System development and integration Battery chemistry technologies Hybrid/Electrified powertrain control development High voltage component integration Traction motor/power electronics development Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: 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 Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Functional Safety/ISO26262 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  
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Aug 31, 2018
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. 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. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 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 II –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 II – 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 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 3 to 5 years’ experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time