Dana is searching for a skilled and motivated candidate in the area of Driveline Systems Analysis to support the development of mechatronic driveline systems. The work location for this position is Maumee, Ohio. This work involves simulating the performance and behavior of vehicle driveline systems and components, to expand Dana’s commitment to products that improve vehicle safety, performance and fuel economy. Potential candidates with a background and interest in the following fields are encouraged to apply.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop system simulation models and perform simulations for fuel economy analysis, powertrain modeling and mechatronic system simulation.
Evaluate concepts by creating analytical models in environments such as AMESim, Simulink, Simscape, CarSim, AVL Cruise etc. and provide direction on which concept will meet component and or system level performance.
Analyze design performance and trade-offs to recommend actions to optimize designs.
Support plant model development to support controls development for model in the loop simulation.
Developing, validating, and maintaining simulation models of EV & HEV products including but not limited to power electronics, thermal, controls and battery systems.
Develop and maintain validation tests to ensure model validity.
Maintain and version control simulation models, results and reports.
Publish reports detailing simulation activities, tool configurations, simulation results, and design recommendations.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, Physics, Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering required.
5 years of experience in the development of electrified vehicle driveline simulation models.
Experience with EV/HEV driveline modeling and analysis including validation of models using AVL Cruise, Autonomie, AMESim, Simdriveline or equivalent 1D modeling programs.
Experience developing and verifying physical models for the purpose of control design/component sizing, and system performance evaluation studies using Simulink, Simscape, AMESim or similar tools.
Experience deploying physical models for real-time execution on a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test bench and cosimulating plant models with control algorithms for model-in-the-loop simulation.
High level of analytical problem-solving skills with dedicated and persistent application.
Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering Science, Physics, Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering with focus in Applied Physics, Dynamics or Controls.
Solid programming skills with experience applying to physical modeling (Simscape Language, C, C++, modelica etc.).
Experience with vehicle dynamics simulations (e.g. CarSim) and multibody dynamics simulations (e.g. ADAMS).
Experience validating driveline system simulations with bench, dynamometer, and vehicle testing.
Previous experience with dSPACE control prototyping systems.
High level of oral and written communication skills.
High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others .