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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/11/2016

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Superior Township, MI

Superior Township, MI
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Fuel Economy Development Team in Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an engineering center that focuses on improving fuel economy of Hyundai/Kia vehicles for North American market. The team s key roles and responsibilities are:

* Establish targets for future fuel economy characteristics through analysis of current and future Hyundai and Kia vehicles as well as competitive vehicles.

* Investigate new technologies, strategies, and methods to attain improved fuel economy in current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles while considering system costs, drivability, and performance impacts.

* Analyze competitive data sets and assess future trends in fuel economy related technologies.

* Lead activities for developing and integrating fuel economy related technologies (such as engine, torque converter & transmission, accessories, vehicle coastdown characteristics, as well as control logics and calibrations) to attain targeted vehicle fuel economy and to understand and document impacts/trade-offs to vehicle performance and drivability.

* Understand and coordinate activities with Product Planning, Certification and Regulation teams on impact of proposed fuel economy technologies.

We are looking for a talented and motivated engineer for identifying, developing, and integrating fuel economy technologies in our current and next generation Hyundai/Kia vehicles. This position is responsible for project success as part of a project team providing technical support to internal customers in the area of Powertrain/Vehicle Engineering. The ideal candidate would have many of the following experience and be able to significantly contribute in many of these areas:

* Run vehicle test on fuel economy, performance benchmarking, and analyze the test data using tools such as MATLAB/Simulink

* Coordinate and track preparation of development and test plans

* Create and present report and document of technical analysis, system trade- offs as well as business case for technologies.

* Develop new fuel economy technologies and strategies that enable short-term and long-term benefits for production vehicles

* Support engineering teams within HATCI and in Korea R&D Center to define and demonstrate fuel economy improvement concepts and technologies in vehicle applications through testing and simulation

* Knowledge of internal combustion engines, transmissions, and vehicles

* Experience with data acquisition and analysis tools such as ETAS/INCA

* Experience with model-based development tools such as MATLAB/Simulink

* Travel requirement for this position is up to 15 % of time domestic and international.


* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar related degree

* Valid Driver s License and satisfactory driving record

* Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

* HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.