G-TECH Services, Inc. Powertrain Controls Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description:

  • Participate in a team of engineers responsible for the development, integration, build and test of software for control module for various control algorithm analysis, design, implementation, bench/dyno/vehicle testing.

  • Perform failure mode analysis, diagnostic analysis, design, implementation and testing.

  • Perform software requirements analysis, design, coding, test plan creation, and testing for Control Features.

  • Perform reviews for Requirements, Design Documents, Simulink Models, C/C++/Assembly code, and Test Plans.

  • Create RTW/Target Link Models.


  • The ideal candidate will have experience in and be able to significantly contribute in many or all of the following areas:

  • 3-5 years experience.

  • Controls systems & Operating strategy.

  • Gas exchange processes (valving control, boosting systems, EGR, charge motion devices, etc.).

  • Fuel systems (port and direct injection systems).

  • Combustion processes (spark ignition, compression ignition, HCCI).

  • Utilization of sensors in feedback and feedforward control strategies.

  • Integrated powertrain control (torque characterization, engine/transmission interactions, powertrain optimization strategies).

  • Auxiliary load management and optimization.

  • Thermal characterization and thermal management.

  • Fuel economy and performance optimization.

  • MS -- ME, EE, Controls, Systems Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or Applied Physics from an ABET accredited university.

  • Willing to consider candidates with Bachelors in Engineering only if they have 3+ years of practical / real world GT Power experience (i.e. not academic / co-op experience).

  • 2 - 4 years’ experience in one or more of the specialty areas listed above - an advanced degree and/or academic research in a related field may count towards experience requirement.

  • Demonstrated technical problem solving.

  • Strong overall knowledge of and experience with IC engines.

  • Strong knowledge of combustion theory and combustion analysis.

  • Experience with modeling/simulation/development/testing/validation.

  • Knowledge of and experience with engine control system development.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Engine calibration and/or embedded software experience.

  • Demonstrated application of technical excellence Instances of demonstrated application of technical excellence (developed new process, experimental or computational; developed new numerical or modeling procedure; developed new statistical procedure; developed new problem solving approach; etc.)

  • Experience with data acquisition and analysis tools such as ETAS-INCA.

  • Experience with combustion analysis tools such as CAS and Inidcom.

  • Experience with model-based development tools such as MATLAB/SIMULINK.

  • Experience with 0-D and 1-D physical modeling tools such as GT Power and Flowmaster.

  • Experience with rapid prototype controllers.


  • Will be required to drive a company car.

  • A valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record.

  • Will be required to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%

Category Product Engineering

Function Engineering

Req ID JN -012019-110509