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.

 

Apr 25, 2019
AVL, is looking for entry level engineers with Formula Hybrid  involvement/experience. Students must be customer focused. Service Engineers are responsible for delivery of professional and customer-oriented services according to customer requirements and the CS processes.  Responsibilities include product installation, set-up, configuration, maintenance and calibration troubleshooting and repair for AVL Hardware and Software.   Engineers at all levels of employment with AVL should possess proficient communication skills that can be utilized when working directly with co-workers as well as customers.  In addition, the ability to work in a team environment is also 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.   Act as Liaison and company representative with customers Perform at customer site; test equipment installation, configuration, maintenance and calibration to AVL specification as defined through the AVL Qualification Initiative (QI). Troubleshoot and repair products to AVL specifications following defined processes. Professional and timely completion of service and commissioning reports and other administrative responsibilities as required. Actively participate in developing one’s own training plan and exhibits ownership in completing training towards realization of selected diplomas and competency. Provide feedback and improvement suggestions on troubleshooting guides and continuous improvement methods to increase operating equipment effectiveness (O.E.E.). Generates calibration certificates, service reports and is responsible for evaluation and presentation of results Perform Hotline support as required including the use of reporting tools, Helpdesk II etc. The ability to communicate with customers in a professional way and in the ability to independently describe, categorize, analyze and solve service requests and issues. Timely follow up on items and the ability to drive issues to closure. Complete all applicable safety training Must be willing to travel   Must have Formula Hybrid  involvement/experience. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent Two years experience with test automation equipment Understanding of electrical and mechanical processes Excellent verbal and written communication skills AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 25, 2019
General Description: Responsible for performing the mechanical/pneumatic skills necessary to assemble all type cells of emissions and engine related test equipment and instrumentation in a safe and productive fashion. Should have Sheet metal skills, Tig (Al, Stainless) some machining a plus Assembly experience a plus Responsibilities With safety and quality as a fundamental priority: Requires ability to execute mechanical/pneumatic jobs as required. Utilizing these skills, and working from blueprints or under engineering direction, must be able to execute a finished piece independent of close supervision. Will be responsible for the construction and assembly of AVL products according to drawing packages Will be responsible for cleaning and prep of all equipment scheduled for shipment to customer Will be responsible for clean-up of work area Qualifications /Skills: Mechanical Technician must be able to proficiently execute work in one or more of the following skills: (Mechanical Assembly / CNC Machining / Pneumatic pipefitting tube bending) at a journeyman level or above. Please see detailed description below for additional information. This position is seeking a candidate skilled as a fabricator, with metalworking, welding and assembly as core strengths High school diploma or equivalent Trade school certificate/diploma journeyman status or equivalent desired 5+ years’ experience in a diversified manufacturing environment Reliable, dependable, flexible Team player Ability and desire to cross train and continually learn new skills Must be able to read mechanical prints/pneumatic flow diagrams and follow standards Demonstrated ability to execute high quality and quantity of work Good communication skills Computer knowledge a plus Ability and desire to instruct and coach other members of the team such that overall team skillset is raised Ability to travel for on-site installations on a time to time basis Mandatory: Mechanical Assembly Proficient in the following skills: Assembly of components in accordance to assembly instructions Assembly of subcomponents into finished products Tig/Mig/stick welding and general fabrication Ability to operate standard shop tools, drill grinder, saw, and general fabrication tools Able to take a drawing to a finished piece with no supervision       Mandatory: Pneumatic pipefitting tube bending Proficient in the following skills: Must have hand tube bending experience Must have the ability to custom bend tube in close quarters Pipe experience using NPT and other tapered threads, as well as the ability to solder high pressure connectors Complete understanding of flow circuits, check valves pumps etcetera Ability to produce a quality finished product working from engineering drawings and instructions with no supervision   Additional relevant cross functional skills: CNC Machine shop skills AVL operates a fabrication shop. cross functional skills in machining are valued in the shop NC and manual tools Include programming of NC path feeds and speeds on a Southco proto TRAX NC mill and lathe Additional welding Tig Mig and stick are desired cross functional skills AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 25, 2019
NC machinist with experience on southwest proto TRAK mill and lathe, as well as manual mill and lathe Must have the ability to build a quality part on that equipment within industry guidelines Responsible for production and prototype build of machined parts Responsible for performing the mechanical/pneumatic skills necessary to assemble all type cells of emissions and engine related test equipment and instrumentation. Requirement to travel as required to customer locations for installations and commissioning Requires ability to execute mechanical/ machined detail part, including some pneumatic jobs as required. Utilizing these skills, and working from blueprints or under engineering direction, must be able to execute a finished piece with little to no supervision. Will be responsible for the construction and assembly of AVL products according to drawing packages Will be responsible for instructing other technicians as a senior member of the manufacturing team Will be responsible for the overall quality and productivity output of themselves using a self motivated approach. Will be responsible for inspection, cleaning and prep of all equipment scheduled for shipment to customer Will be responsible for clean-up of work area in accordance to 5S standards, and will be audited against those standards. Senior Mechanical Technician must be able to proficiently execute work in one or more of the following skills: (Mechanical Assembly / CNC Machining / Pneumatic pipefitting tube bending) at a journeyman level or above. Please see detailed description below for additional information. High school diploma or equivalent Trade school certificate/diploma journeyman machinist status or equivalent desired 5+ years’ experience in a diversified manufacturing environment Reliable, dependable, flexible Team player Ability and desire to cross train and continually learn new skills Must be able to read mechanical prints/pneumatic flow diagrams and follow standards Demonstrated ability to execute high quality and quantity of work Good communication skills Computer knowledge a plus Ability and desire to instruct and coach other members of the team such that overall team skillset is raised Ability to travel for on-site installations on a time to time basis Mechanical Assembly Proficient in the following skills: Assembly of components in accordance to assembly instructions Assembly of subcomponents into finished products Able to take a drawing to a finished piece with no supervision   NC Machining Proficient in the following skills: Include programming of NC path feeds and speeds on a Southco proto TRAX NC mill and lathe Include determination and procurement of required tooling Able to take a drawing to a finished piece with no supervision   Pneumatic pipefitting tube bending Proficient in the following skills: Pipe experience using NPT and other tapered threads, as well as the ability to solder high pressure connectors is a plus Understanding of flow circuits, check valves pumps etcetera AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 15, 2019
Looking for a new opportunity as a Project Accountant?  AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is searching for a proactive individual with at least 1-2 years in project accounting to join the finance team.  Qualified candidates will be highly motivated self-starters with proficient communication skills.  Excellent excel skills are required and SAP experience is 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. Set up new projects (Customer, R&D, Capital, Intercompany) in Procalc and SAP and manage order intake Create purchase requisitions for affiliate purchases on projects Calculate Transfer pricing on projects Process project amendments as necessary Monitor spend on multiple engineering projects Assist Program Management with requests for information Participate in project review meetings Provide Invoicing and Accounts Receivable Support, upon request Other ad hoc accounting projects 1-2+ years accounting experience with job cost/project accounting, knowledge of WBS Structures Bachelor’s degree in accounting Excellent Excel skills SAP experience preferred   AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled  
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 11, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is searching for a Controller to add to our finance department.  The Controller will be responsible for PEI and PEL accounting activities including budget, financial forecasting, reporting audits and tax activities.       Qualified candidates must possess the following experience: Public Accounting Project Accounting Strong verbal and written communication skills Management experience  Budgeting/forecasting experience The below experience is not required, but strongly preferred: Experience in SAP Government accounting International currency 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.     Controls all aspects of Budgeting and Forecasting. Reviews and explain monthly financial results. Interprets financial information to help drive business profitability. Prepare, present, and explain financial reporting to head office as required. Support AVL Group PTE Corporate Controller Establishes controls to ensure accurate financial information throughout the Division. Advises the leadership teams of the related companies. Conducts the financial project review meetings to determine project revenue recognition compliance with GAAP & IFRS financial regulation. Responsible for Government compliance, rate calculation, approval, and audit with the DCAA. Responsible for Payroll compliance, tax, and audits for all companies. Responsible for 401k compliance, tax, and audits for all companies. Responsible for improving employees experience with the Payroll provider. Conducts internal audits, as required Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related Certified accounting qualification (ACMA, CPA or CMA) or equivalent experience Understanding of IFRS and GAAP accounting rules and application 5+ years Accounting, Finance experience 1+ years of direct/indirect management experience AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 08, 2019
Project Manager II for AVL Test Systems, Inc. in Plymouth, MI to coordinate engineering, quality control, purchasing, manufacturing and customer site activities for capital equipment projects for powertrain and vehicle testing systems including reviewing engineering projects for compliance with engineering principles, quality standards & project specifications;  planning engineering equipment & resources according to project requirements and budgets; developing and planning schedules, budgets & finances; identifying and resolving project performance issues according to customer specification requirements and coordinating delivery of project deliverables.  Requires a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field and 2 years’ experience testing and troubleshooting electrical data acquisition and control systems for emissions bench, fuel measurement systems and ECU/PCM controllers or alternatively a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5 years’ experience testing and troubleshooting electrical data acquisition and control systems for emissions bench, fuel measurement systems and ECU/PCM controllers.  The position is located in Plymouth, MI with 15% travel.  Position may require the individual to work at various unanticipated client locations throughout the U.S.    Send resume to AVL Test Systems, Inc., Attn: Fabiola Conti, 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170-2438.  Please indicate PMIITSI in subject line
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 04, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an engineer who posess extensive vehicle testing experience as well as attribute development and is looking to be a key player in a niche team within the company.  This position directly interacts closely with customers and other employees supporting this area.    The Project Engineer - Vehicle Engineering is responsible for supporting advanced vehicle projects and AVL-DRIVETM product technical management and applications. Responsible for technical guidance of the junior vehicle team engineers. The Vehicle Engineering skill team provides testing and analysis support for vehicle level topics such as benchmarking, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle development with respect to driveability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle team uses and supports tools for driveability, handling and ride comfort that are part of the AVL-DRIVE portfolio.   The vehicle engineering team also acts as the AVL-DRIVE product team and is responsible for technical management of the North American AVL-DRIVE business. The team is responsible for supporting customer usage of AVL-DRIVE, internal PEI usage of AVL-DRIVE, and assisting the PEI business development team with growing AVL-DRIVE product sales. *ADAS experience not required but 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. The Vehicle Engineering skill team provides testing and analysis support for vehicle level topics such as benchmarking, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle development with respect to driveability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle teams uses and supports tools for driveability, handling and ride comfort that are part of the AVL-DRIVE portfolio. The vehicle engineering team also acts as the AVL-DRIVE product team and is responsible for technical management of the North American AVL-DRIVE business.  The team is responsible for supporting customer usage of AVL-DRIVE, internal PEI usage of AVL-DRIVE, and assisting the PEI business development team with growing AVL-DRIVE product sales.   The specific roles of a Project Engineer - Vehicle in this effort include: Supports the application and technical requirements of vehicle related projects including benchmarking, tool development and vehicle level development projects. Expands the use of AVL tools into vehicle related topics to gain experience in system level response. Plans and performs technical account management for AVL-DRIVE customers for the vehicle market: customer interaction via phone, email and onsite visits, coordinating customer benchmarks, training, and product rollouts. Supports interaction between the local AVL-DRIVE team and the Graz AVL-DRIVE team: managing customer “issue” lists and coordinating customer interactions with Graz. Supports specific phases of PEI vehicle application projects: executing predefined tasks (to be defined together with the project’s commercial and technical managers), and/or impromptu support during project execution. Supports local PEI Business Development efforts including: pre-sales efforts, onsite customer presentations, proposal support, post-proposal follow-up, and oversight of commercial issues (pricing, deliverables). Other duties as required to insure success of the AVL-DRIVE Product business. Bachelor’s degree in automotive related engineering Masters’ degree preferred Minimum of 3-5+ years with vehicle applications/testing and/or vehicle drivability assessment Strong understanding of commercial and customer interaction skills Strong English oral and written communication skills Excellent communication skills Analytical thinking Motivated Team player Customer oriented Flexible (location, hrs., test trips) Demonstrated ability to deliver to customer program expectation 20% Travel AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Apr 01, 2019
  Do you have an interest in working in a test cell environment here at AVL?   The Senior Dynamometer Test Technician will be responsible for setting up, operating, and tearing down experimental test components (engine, batteries, drivetrain etc…) in a test cell or test environment.  This position will also support other activities related to lab operations including calibration, maintenance, and housekeeping.   This position will be 1st shift, 6:30am-3:00pm and will be located in Plymouth.   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 engine 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. Diagnoses and conducts routine maintenance and repair on equipment, engines, 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. Able to perform Lead Technician duties on intermittent basis Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of Technical Schooling. 5-7+ years experience in area of expertise. 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. Detailed understanding of standard concepts, practices, procedures, and equipment associated with dynamometer lab testing. Able to draw on experience to improve practices and procedures. Extensive experience and proper judgment to plan and accomplish goals; able to lead and/or direct work of others Work under general supervision. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Mar 28, 2019
Working with Technical Sales Support and Account Managers to create final customer proposals and process all forms of Purchase Orders.   “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.”   Working knowledge of AVL Quote tool to enable obtaining files passed from Technical Sales Support and Solution Engineering organizations supporting finalizing customer proposal in MSWord® Generate MSWord® document to finalize quote to meet 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   Purchase Order (PO) Processing:   Working knowledge of AVL Quote tool to enable basic modifications of quote to match PO. Administration of SalesForce opportunity data to enable “booking” of order. Ability 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 identify and with assistance can communicate purchase order issues as needed. 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. Excellent organization skills and time management. Ability to use or learn AVL Quote proposal application AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Mar 28, 2019
Commission test systems and integrate subsystems to meet complex testing requirements. Troubleshoot complex problems and develop solutions with appropriate input. Must be able to take charge of projects once on-site and drive to completion while working with Project Manager to managed to cost and time estimates. Ownership of large complex test systems.   This position will be located in Plymouth, MI with an opportunity to move to California.   Act as a liaison and company representative with customers. Commission test cells including: Set-up and troubleshoot test and measurement systems Implement and tune complex control loops Integrate auxiliary equipment into test system Set-up monitoring and control of relevant safeties Create commissioning documentation Provide training on system applications. Obtain customer sign-off Write and implement custom tests. Provide sales technical support. Provide project engineering technical support. Help desk consultation. Develop and present training. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent preferred. Ten years experience in test automation equipment preferred. Understanding of electrical and mechanical processes. Experience with emissions bench, fuel measurement systems and ECU/PCM controllers. Able to read and understand electrical and mechanical schematics and drawings. Background in internal combustion engine theory and operation. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Thorough knowledge of PC operation, structure, MS Windows, and computer networking required. Reference: “Required Skill Profiles Resident Service MOC” AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Mar 28, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking to increase the design team in support of a customer in 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 is 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.  P-diagrams and boundary diagramsDVP&RExcellent communication skillsCustomer orientedFlexible (location, hrs., test trips) Book understanding of CAE tools and practicesDemonstrated ability to deliver to customer program expectationAnalytical thinking   AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Team leader skills Team player Communication and presentation skills Motivated Supplier negotiations DFMEA’s Can lead system engineering process i.e. Air system design, Block/Crankcase design, foundry practice Bachelor’s degree in Powertrain Design OR applicable degree
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Mar 28, 2019
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a Chief to provide expertise in the Certification & Homologation areas.  The Chief Engineer will provide technical leadership, emission certification guidance, related program coordination and certification for all AVL PEI certification and Homologation projects.  Qualified candidates must have diesel background, experience in certification and developing engines, and excellent communication 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. 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 relevant experience 5 years’ experience leading projects of value greater than $150k Demonstrated ability to lead project teams  Demonstrated customer care skills   AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Mar 22, 2019
AVL is looking for an intern to support the Purchasing area from approximately, May 2019 - August/Sept 2019.  The Purchasing Interns role is a learning position, paid by the hour, without benefit options (with the exception of the 401K plan pending the interns eligibility.)    Purchasing Intern should be seeking a productive, learning experience towards the degree they are earning.  Ideal candidates will be pursuing a degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or Procurement.   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. Embrace duties and assignments Execute responsibilities as assigned, in an efficient and timely manner Understand complete process when executing PO's Administrative activities (analysis, delivery notes, archiving etc.) Assist with analyzing internal and external data  Assist in fulfilling all requirements related to buying and/or selling to parent company/affiliates, including production, service and customer ordering Provide a high level of customer service orientation with internal customers (project management, engineering, finance, product management, operations, material management) Customer service focused Desire to learn Attention to detail Excellent written and verbal communication skills Willingness to start ‘at the bottom’ to learn processes and functions of the department they are assigned too Candidates pursuing a degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or Procurement is preferred AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Intern
Mar 11, 2019
Electrical Hardware Engineer to provide technical and project execution functions for design and integration of automotive test cell systems.   The Project Engineer II provides the required systems integration and design necessary to execute customer projects or support sales activities   The specific roles of a Project Engineer II include: Plans and manages engineering tasks according to project requirements. Supports sales activities by providing technical input, evaluation and solutions to customer requirements Supports sales activities by providing cost estimates for labor and material Single point technical contact for customer projects Completes engineering evaluation, manufacturing and installation documentation necessary to deliver test system in accordance with customer specifications Coordinates and executes technical design reviews for internal and external meetings Provide technical input to support manufacturing of equipment and site activities Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, local codes, company standards, maintainability and customer requirements Utilize appropriate CAD and engineering tools to create best in class solutions Supports project manager in customer meetings, financial estimates, vendor relations Other duties as required to insure project success A PA Project Engineer II is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Technical quote lead for a small size program Efficient on time delivery of project expectations with consistently high feedback Technical Actively pursues utilization of Global AVL products and technology Able to create ground up designs to meet customer needs Strong knowledge with local codes and regulations as they relate to automotive test facilities and equipment Maintain current knowledge of industry benchmarks and trends Proficient in MS Office applications Knowledge of customer base and customer applications   Independent functionality in the following areas / systems (relative to area of expertise): AutoCAD or Eplan drawing package for electrical schematics Data acquisition and controls system hardware design and implementation 480V / 110V / 24V power distribution systems Electrical panel design Relational Leadership of small size technical teams 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 project team Experience and Education 6+ years experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent job related experience  Supervision Level: Provide mentoring and direction for project engineer I and designer positions AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Mar 08, 2019
AVL is looking for a Fabricator to add to our Lake Forest, California team.  Qualified candidates should be able to operate necessary machinery including the lathe, welding, milling operations, and should be very experienced in component fabrication.  A background in automotive assembly is required.  Candidates should have at least 3 years of experience, however, 5 years of experience is preferred.   The Fabricator sets up and operates fabrication devices to prep engines for testing.   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. Conducts routine maintenance on equipment, vehicles, etc. following established schedules and procedures. Fabricates equipment and testing apparatus components following blueprints, engineering schematics, equipment manuals, handwritten or drawn notes. Engages in safe work practices and advises supervisor on improvements to test equipment fabrication, installation, and operation to ensure a safe laboratory operation. Operates test cell, if necessary. High School diploma or equivalent education 10+ years continuing education, or trade school and/or related experience is required One to five years continuing education, or trade school and/or related experience is required Must be able to read and follow schematics; equipment manuals; blueprints and drawings Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Has knowledge of tasks associated with the technical work area; technical jargon; welding equipment Crane training Forkllift training Hazardous communication training Lock out/tag out training Personal protective equipment training Compressed gas training SPCC training Hazardous waste training Process water system awareness training Exhaust system awareness training Welding training AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled  
AVL North America Lake Forest, CA, USA Full-Time
Feb 25, 2019
The AVL Powertrain Engineering is searching for a Project Manager II to support projects in areas of emerging/cutting edge technologies.  Qualified candidates should possess production development experience in one or more of the areas below as well as experience managing prototype projects:   Battery development/testing Transmission/e-axle/e-motor development/testing Electrification Hybrid Vehicle integration of hybrid system ADAS Other applicable areas  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 Project Manager II projects the overall responsibility for the successful execution of all assigned projects and tasks.   Project leadership with teams in multiple locations Controls projects with medium commercial, social, and technical complexity. Supports the PEI proposal process Authority to form the project team jointly with STLs/SAMs according to the required project resources (capacity, quality and location) Develops synchronization of AVL and customer processes Managing the project initialization and planning with special attention to cross location project organization and interface with customer Ensures implementation of projects in compliance with all related processes to achieve targets (cost, timing, and deliverables) and customer satisfaction. Problem solving.   Scope change management via a formal PVR process. Customer Relationship Management during sales and project execution. Project invoicing. Facilitate project meetings. Interface with Finance and support project accounting requirements. Identify new business opportunities on existing projects. Work collaboratively with KAMs on new business opportunities with existing customers Responsible for applying appropriate tools and methods (ProCalc, ProCon, risk management, AI lists, documentation, internal project reporting, etc.) with special attention to cross location information flow Authority of overall budget control – manage and control contingency Authority and responsibility to define feasible work split for the effective cross location project execution jointly with SAMs/STLs. Authority to prioritize the assigned resources within his / her projects jointly with STLs/SAMs Very proactive in escalating as appropriate to keep cost, timing, and deliverables on track while maintaining customer satisfaction. Authority to initiate steering committee meetings of customer and AVL. Execute project wrap up with the dual goal: get customer feedback directly and through Customer Satisfaction Surveys and assess project execution performance. Provide feedback to team members. Execute project reflection meetings with the project team. Contributor to the continuous improvement of processes / Lean. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related and 3+ years of experience, or 5 years related experience Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple customers. Distinctive customer focus Excellent people, verbal & written communication and relationship building skills. Excellent organizational skills High competence with MS Word, Excel, PPT, and Project Awareness of and ability to accommodate personality and cultural differences Demonstrated ability to manage projects with a medium level of content, technical, and social complexity (stress resistant). 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 24, 2019
Have an interest in Functional Safety and managing functional requirements?   The Senior System Safety Engineer performs and coordinates safety activities in customer and R&D projects. The Senior System Safety Engineer will work within the Systems & Electrification Engineering Team to provide technical and program engineering skills to Skill Team and Cross-Functional engineering program team activities, with a focus on System Safety Engineering for conventional and electrified powertrain and ADAS/AV technology Systems Engineering, and the marketing and sale of the Systems Engineering team’s capabilities in these areas.   The Systems & Electrification Engineering Team works to define project architectures and requirements, and delivers functional integration of mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, energy storage systems and ADAS/AV 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. The group is responsible for System Safety Engineering, utilizing methods and processes from standards such as ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO 21448 (Safety of the Intended Functionality), and ISO 21434 (Cyber Security)   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 generic roles of a Senior System Safety Engineer – Systems & Electrification Engineering include: Execute systems engineering principles within conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain system platforms.  Working with the customer and project team, leads the definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, and performance tracking Develop significant relationships with customers with the objective of securing additional business Works with Sales team to identify project opportunities from new and existing customer, and pursue to project acquisition Lead the proposal development activity for the Systems and Electrification team. Provide core technical guidance & oversight to quality and reliability engineering and assist with FMEA activities & related 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, 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. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success A Senior System Safety Engineer – Systems & Electrification Engineering is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Support and lead quotes for a medium to large size programs Support the Business Development process for a range of 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. Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Core competency in the following areas: System Safety Engineering including ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO 21448 (SOTIF), ISO 21434 (Cyber Security), and similar standards. Systems Engineering Independent functionality in at least two or more of the following areas: Hybrid Electric Powertrain Functional Operation and Optimization (inclusive of high voltage electrical systems) High voltage component integration (power steering, Thermal management, Exportable power, Level 2 onboard charging, power distribution) Traction motor integration (clutched or direct) Power electronics for PM or AC induction machines HV battery integration Power electronics / energy storage thermal management Base Engine Performance & Emissions Performance Requirements Transmission Performance & Efficiency Optimization 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 Vehicle and subsystem level EMI / EMC systems requirements development and validation ADAS OBD-related diagnostics, fault detection, failure modes Relational Leadership 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 7+ years’ experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required, master’s degree preferred AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. 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AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time