Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

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At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking User Experience methods, you'll work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We're seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!
What you'll be able to do:
  • The Product Development Engineer must manage prototype vehicle builds from both a mechanical and electrical standpoint. The PD Engineer will lead troubleshooting and issue resolution of electrical, mechanical and manufacturing process issues that occur during any build.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Understanding of assembly processes used and required during build
  • Inspect prototypes after each separate phase of the build to ensure completeness and quality of execution of processes
  • Perform functional checks required before Commissioning of vehicles.
  • Utilize tools such as CANOE and Diagnostic Engineering Tool to monitor CAN bus traffic, simulate nodes, perform ECU configuration, read DTCs, read/write DIDs, flash and configure ECUs, and run ECU routines
  • Experience in automotive electrical systems testing, failure analysis, and root cause identification. Understanding of automotive schematics and wire harness drawings.
  • Must be able to collaborate closely with DR Engineers, suppliers and OEM partners on system integration and manufacturing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Self-directed, highly motivated, self-starter and skilled individual with strong demonstrated leadership and technical problem solving skills.
The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • 6+ months proven experience managing prototype vehicle builds from both a mechanical and electrical standpoint.
  • 6+ months proven experience leading troubleshooting and issue resolution of electrical, mechanical and manufacturing processes.
  • 6+ months proven experience utilizing tools such as CANOE and Diagnostic Engineering Tool to monitor CAN bus traffic, simulate nodes, perform ECU configuration, read DTCs, read/write DIDs, flash and configure ECUs, and run ECU routines
Our preferred requirements:
  • Experience in automotive electrical systems testing, failure analysis, and root cause identification. Understanding of automotive schematics and wire harness drawings.
  • Must be able to collaborate closely with DR Engineers, suppliers and OEM partners on system integration and manufacturing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Self-directed, highly motivated, self-starter and skilled individual with strong demonstrated leadership and technical problem solving skills.
What you'll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you can help us redefine the future of automotive, we'd love to have you join us!

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
More Information on Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 137 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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