We like it when our employees have goals. What about you? Are you ready to grow with your challenges? We at MAHLE are a leading international supplier to the automotive industry. With our products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, we address all crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology. Today, some 77.000 employees work on innovative products at 170 locations and 15 major development locations.Working together, we optimize existing technologies, develop new engineering concepts and set standards. By reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, we are making an important contribution – for a better climate, with every second vehicle statistically.

Share professional know-how, develop ideas and take on responsibility. At MAHLE Powertrain, LLC. in Plymouth, Michigan as

Development Technician

1st Shift - Plymouth, Michigan

  • Responsible for the quality and execution of performance and emissions testing on gasoline or diesel engines
  • Participate in department activities to test and develop engines and to help improve testing and data analysis techniques
  • Support as required the specification, set up, maintenance, and calibration of high level test equipment such as combustion analyzers and emissions benches
  • Support as required: set up, tune, data collection, cycle writing etc. for dyno control systems
  • Support engine installation to test cells including mounting, dyno drive shaft selection, torque transducer selection etc.
  • Ability to specify and implement general test equipment e.g. sizing/specifying heat exchangers, pumps, flow meters, valves, transducers etc
  • Familiarity with standardized test cycles
  • Test cell controls knowledge (PID setup and tuning for dyno, heat exchangers, etc.)
  • Ability to perform vehicle level work, including instrumentation, powertrain R&R, support of calibration projects and trips, etc
  • Work closely with customers in addition to internal teams in base engine gasoline, diesel, and alt fuel test and development activities
  • Resolve problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies that may improve operations, and develop recommendations accordingly
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations. Must act safely and be responsible for the safety of others around work area
  • Employees duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager
  • 3+ years of dynamometer testing related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 5 years of experience with performance and emissions test cell setup and operation
  • Experience using AVL PUMA and Indicom software to execute engine development tests
  • Ability to prepare engines for testing with minimal input information
  • Ability to independently tear down, instrument, and rebuild gasoline and diesel engines
  • Work effectively with a variety of people such as; management, design, calibration, build, and test engineers, as well as customers and supplier representatives
  • Knowledge of customer processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of customer quality requirements
  • Must be self motivated and the possess the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner and with appropriate attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office Skills

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That’s why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path – with us.

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Ms. Kelly Pitsch is available to answer any questions at

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