Core Body Module Hardware Engineer

Core Body Module Hardware Engineer

02 Nov 2022
Michigan, Dearborn, 48120 Dearborn USA

Core Body Module Hardware Engineer

53730BRJob Title:Core Body Module Hardware EngineerJob Description & Qualifications:At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!What you will be able to doThe Body Control Module (BCM) or Body Module functional scope consists of 300+ features/functions. In current Ford electrical architectures, it is a central electronic control unit which incorporates a fused electrical bus center, for power distribution within a single module. In other electrical architecture concepts, the body functionality may manifest in an integrated design with other functionality or it may manifest in a single module with the power distribution responsibility omitted. Regardless of the physical manifestation, the core content remains essentially the same as well as the fields used to develop and validate it.The body functionality supported consists of exterior and interior lighting control, locking, passive entry passive start, remote keyless entry, signal gateway functionality and signal support for many other features.The Body Modules Core Hardware Engineer is responsible for specifying the design, coordinating the development and testing associated with the identified body module functional scope. You will:Become acquainted with all Ford Motor Company product appropriate specifications related to Body Module component design

Lead interface to clarify Ford requirements with suppliers

Lead interface to other Ford internal partners (e.g. purchasing, quality, vehicle platforms, etc.)

Conduct vehicle system compatibility reviews

Lead efforts identified to root-cause product related issues (e.g. build, plant, field, etc.)

Release core BCM parts and Diagnostic Specification within Ford’s Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS)

Understanding of the 4-phase development process; Phase 1 Concept Development, Phase 2 Engineering Verification of the Concept, Phase 3 Engineering Design for Production, and Phase 4 Production Realization and Verification

Support BCM application engineers globally

Investigate the feasibility of requested new features affecting Body Module hardware

Analyze design options for cost, quality and reliability trade-offs

Coordinate the development and release of the component level Engineering Test Specification or ES

Coordinate the development and shepherd the plan through release and supplier execution of the EMC test

The EMC Test plan is a separate test plan that must be developed by the supplier, reviewed and approved by the Body Modules Core Hardware Engineer

Overall responsible for the hardware design

Responsible for authoring the hardware specification

Responsible for hardware design through Worst Case Circuit Analysis and working to resolve issues identified

Responsible for the Device Transmittal development and release

Prepare design verification (DVP) and process validation (PVP) test plans

Review DV and PVP&R’s to ensure compliance to specification; ultimate sign-off authority

Lead reviews when failures are noted

Develop plans, w/ supplier, to resolve failures or initiate deviations as appropriate

Perform reliability evaluations of components using established procedures (e.g. FMEA, Stress Analysis, Failure Rate Analysis, etc.)

Prepare and lead design review meetings

Analyze and comprehend system requirements and program needs

Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team of engineers, customers and vendors to discuss existing and potential new projects

Use technical/engineering acumen to review and analyze the supplier’s analysis results from simulation and verification of analog and digital hardware and firmware

Represent the Body Modules team during management/vehicle program reviews to explain or defend technical findings and technical recommendation

Participate in the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) team(s) for the Global BCM product

The minimum requirements we seekBachelor’s Degree in Engineering

3+ years of experience in electronic circuit design

Our preferred requirementsMaster’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering

Experience reading automotive electrical distribution schematics

Understanding of analog and digital hardware systems as applied to automotive control systems

Have an understanding of EMC specifications and EMC mitigation techniques

Understanding of the various product development milestones and guidelines in taking a product from concept into mass production

Understanding engineering analysis methods and interpreting the results to convey this information to others

Previous use of MathCAD for Worst Case Analysis or other simulation tools

Proficient in setting up and using laboratory test equipment (e.g. multi-meters, scopes, logic analyzer, power analyzer, etc.)

Critical thinking and dealing with sophisticated problems to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions and conclusions

Active and continuous learning to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making

Excellent speaking and writing skills to convey information efficiently and effectively

Experience with PCB manufacturing processes

Familiar with Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Experience with Vector tools (e.g. CANalyzer, etc.) use of an oscilloscope and other troubleshooting tools, experience with Ford product development system applications (e.g. WERS, AVBOM, PPM Audit, Digital Buck, Team Center, Integrator, etc.)

What you will receive in returnAs part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.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.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.For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdfAuto req ID:53730BRCompany:Ford Motor CompanyFunction:Product DevelopmentSkill Team:Product Development (PD)Sub-Component:EESE CoreState:MichiganLocation:Dearborn

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