Karma Automotive

  • Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) Engineer

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    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.


    ** This is up to a 6 month Contract position with the option to be converted to full time. **


    This Vehicle Integration Noise Vibration & Harshness Engineer will work closely with the System Integration engineers and Design Release Engineering teams to determine the NVH Functional Objectives and complete physical validation for all vehicle and system level NVH requirements.  Through specific functional targeting and benchmarking, this engineer will work with these teams to connect the NVH Targets with specific Functional Objectives and determine program feasibility through design best practices for local dynamic stiffnesses, global stiffnesses, transfer function requirements, and all necessary content definition to meet the NVH Functional Objectives. 


    This engineer should be a trained NVH Engineer and have a strong background in functional areas such as Powertrain Mounting Design, Powertrain calibration, and Chassis design, preferably understand all functional disciplines and design criteria.  Additionally, a strong candidate should be an excellent evaluator of automobiles from every aspect of the product.



    • Create and maintain technical specifications for the vehicle for Noise Vibration & Harshness requirements.
    • Lead regular Vehicle Integration reviews with the broader team to develop and achieve all Vehicle targets with the Lead NVH Engineer’s guidance.
    • Develop and execute testing and validation plan of the Vehicle with documentation via Vehicle Testing Plans and specific DVP&Rs
    • Meet all performance, packaging, cost and timing objectives.
    • Lead, or support as required, any required body and chassis tuning programs
    • Own and manage instrumentation and data analysis for all problem solving to achieve targets and root cause things gone wrong
    • Other deliverables as defined by manager.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Lead engineering team for development and achievement of NVH functional objectives for a new vehicle
    • Lead virtual and physical validation efforts for both the Design Verification and Process Verification phases of the program with CAE teams
    • Act as technical NVH lead for all functional objectives to connect good design practices and ensure achievement of NVH functional targets
    • Manage vehicle development team proactively, with focused technical problem solving mind-set.   Lead project from start to finish.
    • Support development / testing strategy and timing plan to ensure compatibility with overall program; monitor resources as required to minimize risks; support alternate plans as required.
    • Balance all NVH functional objectives and elevate where conflicts arise
    • Support prototype and production assembly events at domestic or international locations.



    • BS Mechanical Engineering
    • 10 years’ experience in vehicle development (NVH, Impact, Dynamics and/or Body or Chassis design)
    • Prior experience with evaluation of automobiles
    • Experience with virtual simulation tools for the above disciplines
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.



    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment 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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