Karma Automotive

Chassis Engineer (Knuckles & Arms)

Job ID
2017-2890
Department
Chassis Engineering
FLSA Status
Exempt

Overview

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 

 

We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.

 

If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.  The Engineer Knuckles & Control Arms is responsible for creating and maintaining the technical specifications for the Knuckles, Bushing, Ball Joint , Control Arms and Links chassis components, leading regular reviews with Suppliers to achieve all program goals including component and system DVP&R, meeting quality improvement objectives through component design, process control, problem-solving techniques, Supplier engagement, and/or assembly instruction as well as performance packaging, packaging, cost and timing objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Lead engineering team for Control Arms, Knuckles, Bushing, Ball Joint and Links for current and future vehicle programs. Should be able to review, and understand CAE software, such as nCode, Adams and/or Matlab Simulink;
  • Engineer cast & forged parts, stamped parts, steel parts, and other applicable materials to meet durability, strength, design and manufacturing requirements;
  • Perform structural optimization for performance improvements, wherever possible;
  • Could act as technical lead for suspension architecture, kinematics, compliance, damping and vehicle dynamics;
  • Drive correlation of structures to on road objective and subjective evaluations;
  • Serve as primary interface to relevant component Suppliers;
  • Manage suppliers proactively, with focused program management mind-set.  Lead project from start to finish;
  • Perform all Design Release Engineer (DRE) tasks for chassis components including release process, component drawings and other supporting documentation such as SOR, Technical specification, DFMEA, DVP&R, through verification, validation & certification;
  • Support chassis development / testing strategy and timing plan to ensure compatibility with overall program; monitor resources as required to minimize risks; support alternate plans;
  • Ensure system meets certification requirements for FMVSS and ECE.  Support with data & testing, as required;
  • Support prototype and production assembly events at domestic or international locations.

Qualifications

  • BS or BE in Mechanical Engineering, plus a strong automotive interest and aptitude.  M.S. in Engineering a plus;
  • 5+ years of experience in chassis systems, control arms, knuckles & links release;
  • Experience with CAD and CAE tools, CATIA, MBD, and FEA analysis;
  • Vehicle Dynamics theory and application knowledge;
  • Automotive chassis structures (suspension type’s sub frame / frame structures) knowledge;
  • Automotive manufacturing knowledge, such as casting, forging, stamping, machining process;
  • Knowledge of structural testing ( durability fatigue, strength, impact test);
  • Approximately 15% - 30% Travel required to domestic & international locations.

 

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.

 

NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please

 

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.

 

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