2018-01-29

Calibration Supervisor - Braking Controls
Job Opportunity at The PRA Group, Inc

Posted on Jan 29

http://prausa.com    810 765 1181

Location: Farmington, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4151177

Calibration Supervisor - Braking Controls
Farmington, MI

Job Summary of the Calibration Supervisor - Braking Controls:
Calibration Supervisor with vehicle development experience is required to play a vital role in leading a team (6-7 members) in calibration efforts for electronic braking (brake-by-wire) controls for one of our clients in Michigan area. This client is a leader in advanced vehicle safety systems and is offering significant future opportunities to break into new technologies. 

 
Responsibilities of the Calibration Supervisor - Braking Controls:
  • Guide and develop the employees for achieving the following milestones - 
    • Prepare the vehicle for the calibration/validation testing.
    • Calibrate/Validate the system design using a variety of test methods such as open loop simulation, co-simulation, rapid prototyping, in-vehicle testing, for the ABS/TCS/ESC/Pedal Feel/value added functions for chassis controls systems.
    • Coordinate with the HIL lab for improved calibration/validation efficiency.
    • Design and implement improvements and change requests for existing functionalities using the same methods
    • Organize / leads teams to solve a technical problems
    • Present calibration strategies, options and trade-offs
    • Recommend algorithm strategies
    • Review and sign-off the calibration results
    • Create a calibration/validation report when required
    • Understand/discuss/negotiate vehicle performance specifications (both subjective and objective) with customers
    • Modify or create validation procedures and present data to support. 
    • Explain and discuss algorithms and functionalities with customers
  • Create / find training programs as necessary for the development of the group.
  • Learn and understand existing algorithm and their structure and participate / lead customer vehicle evaluations

Qualifications of the Calibration Supervisor - Braking Controls:
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Physics with 8+ years of experience in vehicle control systems calibration.
  • Experience as a manager or team lead.
  • Experienced with MATLAB/ SIMULINK/Stateflow, C; Visual basics or similar programming environment.
  • Strong background in vehicle dynamics, preferably for braking/suspension systems.
  • Working knowledge with various tools such as -
    • Version control tools
    • Issue tracking tools such as  MKS
    • Simulation and RPT tools such as CarSim; Micro Auto Box or other similar tools
    • Measurement and post-processing tools from Vector and dSPACE
    • CANape, ControlDesk
  • Ability to pass the level 3 driver certification.

Compensation of the Calibration Supervisor - Braking Controls:
Salary Range:  $115,000-145,000/year, depending on experience

Type:  Direct
Location:  Farmington, MI/TRC, OH
Travel: During winter: 5 wks between Jan. and Mar. Other times of the year:  2 weeks
Relocation assistance:  Subject to review
Visa sponsorship:  H1B transfers only. NO OPT will be considered


Knowledge of the following areas will be helpful - Physics, "Application Calibration Engineer", "Calibration Engineer", ABS, TCS, ESC, "Pedal Feel", "brake controls electronic modules", "vehicle performance", calibration, validation, testing, "open loop simulation", co-simulation, "rapid prototyping", "in-vehicle testing", "change requests", "change request", MATLAB, SIMULINK, "vehicle performance", "level 3 driver certification", "driver certification", "Performance driving",  "limit driving", "vehicle dynamics", Stateflow, "Version control", "issue tracking", MKS, CarSim, Micro Auto Box, "simulation tool", "RPT tool", "Measurement tool", "post processing tool", Vector, dSPACE, CANape,  ControlDesk, Embedded, "Control Systems"
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