Powertrain Engineer

Auburn Hills, MI posted on November 9

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AM General LLC, headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Auburn Hills, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes two wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer Powertrain Assembly Plant and automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products. AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Position Summary:

Powertrain - Product Engineer designs, developments, tests, and releases of major vehicle powertrain systems and components to meet customer requirements and specifications. Centered around diesel engines and automatic transmissions product design and development. Powertrain - Product Engineer is responsible for the product design, test, and release responsilities of powertrain components. Collaborates with internal stakeholders to develop effective and effiencent powertrain solutions.


  1. Powertrain component, subsystem, and system level design and release.
  2. Powertrain component, subsystem, and system level development testing.
  3. BoM development and management
  4. Conduct component and system level FEA, CFD, 1D cooling/performance based calculations.
  5. DFMEA, DVP, and production PPAP requirements
  6. Development of SoW for effort to be completed (internal or external)
  7. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and IPT's through the generation of briefs
  8. Working knowledge of Teamcenter, UG/PLM++, SAP, and Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  1. 1-3yrs experience in the design and release of diesel engines and automatic transmissions.
  2. Previous military product development a plus
  3. Formula SAE experience a plus

Physical Effort:

  1. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  4. The employee must occasionally lift and or move objects up to 25 pounds.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions:

Ability to work in an office environment, build/fabrication shop, and testing.