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Ford Motor Company Propulsion Application Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

In this position...

Ford Motor Company’s EV Propulsion (high voltage electrified vehicle hardware) Engineering team is in the exciting and rapidly advancing area of vehicle electrification. Our organization, which is focused on delivering “Fast & Family” oriented electric vehicles, is growing and is in search of outstanding individuals to help shape the direction of our next generation EV propulsion systems. Successful applicants will work closely with various electrification departments to lead the architecture development and requirements for forthcoming products while assessing cutting edge technologies to support the roll out of a best-in-industry electrified vehicle product portfolio.

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community, and the world in which we live.

What you'll do...

  • Lead EV propulsion system development for new and year-over-year platforms/vehicle programs. This includes leading and/or assisting in EV system sizing, system selection, and owning subsystem requirement cascade

  • Lead propulsion system attribute balance trade-off studies investigating the total design space for optimal solutions.

  • Lead the propulsion system input for program milestone reviews including system definition, requirements, and capability (assessment against the requirements)

  • Manage the CAE model development of the propulsion system for accurate representation in vehicle level performance, range, and thermal simulations.

  • Lead Systems Program Attribute Team, bringing together all propulsion subsystems (HV battery, motor, inverter, gearbox, controls & calibration, etc.) to deliver system attributes.

  • Lead teams to solve vehicle propulsion systems issues and where necessary represent the propulsion system to the program.

  • Identify, develop, and present propulsion system improvements to solicit direction from management.

You'll have...

  • B.S in Engineering or related fields

  • Prior experience working with electrified systems

  • 4 years of Experience with Automotive Engineering concepts and processes

  • Understanding of EV powertrain system functionality and attributes and at subsystem and vehicle level

  • Demonstrated experience working with cross functional teams and driving product development issues to resolution

  • Experience communicating technical information concisely in executive reviews

Even better, you may have...

  • M.S in Engineering or related fields

  • ≥ 2 years of experience in systems engineering role

  • Knowledge of working globally across cultural and organizational borders to achieve one goal and meet targets highly preferred

  • Passion for the development and advancement of electrified vehicle technology

  • Knowledge of advanced and forward model development process

  • Knowledge of powertrain controls and calibration

  • Knowledge of powertrain testing tools, analytical and CAE tools and performance modeling

  • Knowledge of program planning, program management, powertrain component, or systems design

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills - ability to organize multiple inputs into succinct summary and manageable discussion

  • Knowledge of project life cycle management from R&D to Production

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care days, paid parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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This position is a range of salary grades 7-8 .

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


Requisition ID : 29194