Posted Apr 05
Ford Motor Company

Powertrain Controls Onboard Diagnostic Subsystem Engineer

Dearborn, MI, USA Full Time

Minimum Level of Education
4 Year Degree

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. Currently, we are seeking a Powertrain Controls Onboard Diagnostic Subsystem Engineer in our Dearborn, Michigan location.


Design, validate, and maintain on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) for engine controls. This is a design and development opportunity for an individual interested in engineering OBD-II subsystems. OBD-II is organized into major diagnostic monitors such as adaptive fuel, catalyst, evaporative system, misfire, EGR/VCT, O2 sensors, and comprehensive components monitors. This work is challenging because OBD-II is a government regulation that is always changing.

  • Developing control system specifications to meet regulatory requirements
  • Working in a hands-on environment to design and validate that diagnostic system hardware and software meet requirements
  • Author calibration guidelines
  • Support subsystem feature team meetings to present new concepts and resolve issues
Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in developing engine diagnostic or control systems
  • 2+ years of experience in product development system engineering principles
  • 2+ years of experience in basic principles of controls engineering
  • 1+ years of experience and knowledge of and testing techniques
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science Engineering
  • Working knowledge of basic combustion engine operating principles
  • Familiarity with software integration and debug
  • Experience performing vehicle, dynamometer & software debugging
  • Practical ability to test, debug, and validate software in vehicle and dynamometer settings
  • Proactive individual, outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional work planning and data analysis skills
  • Engine or OBD-II calibration experience preferred
  • Personal computer skills with major applications such as EXCEL and MATLAB experience
  • Experience developing embedded diagnostic or control algorithms
  • Experience using Ford internal tools to develop, implement and release feature code
  • Expertise in use of calibration development tools
  • Familiarity with and access to Ford Motor Company test facilities
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

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, TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is 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.

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