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Transmissions Calibration Engineer - 47471

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Dunton
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/07/2016
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
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    (12/09/16)
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The Company:
Our Client is a large Automotive and Commercial Vehicle OEM, with a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering on a contract basis. These opportunities are typically based in their research and development facility located in Dunton which is the largest automotive technical centre in the United Kingdom.

The Role:
Main Responsibilities:
- Lead development and implementation of Automatic Transmission Calibration for required applications (Torque converter automatic transmissions).
- Co-ordinate driveability targets & requirements, cascade & validation.
- Verify all attribute targets have been met to appropriate degree at programme checkpoints.
- Lead the transmission development and execution of development work plans (Calibration shift scheduling).
- Ensure facilities and test vehicles/equipment is available to support work plan.
- Develop and maintain consistency with Ford FNA TDE core teams, VEME & Engine Calibration teams on appropriate methodology & documentation for driveability measurement.
- Lead driveability related TGW / quality feedback investigations & development improvement plans.
- Support vehicle launch phase, management drive event.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Skills Required:
- Knowledge of PT driveability development, engine and/or transmission calibration would be an advantage.
- Understand the principles and dynamic characteristics of Automatic Transmissions, shift schedules, Internal Combustion engines (Petrol and Diesel), driveline systems and installation systems.
- Knowledge of the major powertrain attributes; Transmission shift quality & placement, Fuel Economy, Exhaust emissions, E and TOBD, Drivability.
- Knowledge of vehicle P/T ECU calibration development & integration Development procedures.
- Knowledge of ECU and vehicle P/T CAN Development tools (INCA, ATI, etc.). Development project planning and status reporting. Knowledge of Ford GPDS process would be an advantage.

Experience Required:
- Vehicle PT development & Calibration / Tuning, use of CAN based Cal Tools.

Education Required:
- Degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Automotive engineering or Controls/Computing or equivalent.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Skills / Experience Preferred:
- Powertrain driveability, Engine/Automatic transmission Calibration Skills.

Additional Information:
- Min of 2 years driving experience with full EU clean driver licence in Categories B,BE, C1 and C1E.
- UK work permit & Valid Passport for Travel to support development trips in EU & USA.
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