Together, we move the world—we’ve been doing it for over 100 years. At MAHLE, as a leading international development partner and systems supplier to the automotive industry, we pursue the objective of making mobility more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more convenient, and more economical. As part of our dual strategy, we are working both on the intelligent combustion engine for the use of hydrogen and other nonfossil fuels and on technologies for fuel cells and e-mobility.

With more than 72,000 employees, MAHLE generated sales of approximately EUR 9,8 billion in 2020 and is represented in over 30 countries with 160 locations, including 12 major research and development centers. Join our MAHLE team! #StrongerTogether

Your Role & Responsibilities

  • SUMMARY: The ICE / Hybrid / Electric Vehicle Powertrain Calibration Engineer will lead and deliver Engine Calibration projects on Engine Dyno and In-Vehicle.
  • Lead and plan Engine Calibration Development and Testing
  • Conduct chassis emission testing activities, including detailed analysis of test results
  • Optimize calibrations to achieve tailpipe emissions targets
  • Prepare technical reports, papers and presentations
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers and internal teams
  • Ability to adapt, integrate and work well with others is essential
  • Maintain a specialist working knowledge of new technologies as appropriate to the role
  • Mentor junior engineers to assist in their technical career development
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations. Must act safely and be responsible for the safety of others around the work area
  • Maintain awareness of and meet the requirements of the Company Quality System
  • Employee duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager

Your Skills & Strengths

  • Bachelors Degree in related Engineering field is Required. Professional qualifications as appropriate
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Powertrain Calibration Development is Required
  • Detailed knowledge of internal combustion engines and testing techniques
  • Experience with tailpipe emissions testing and optimizing engine calibrations to meet legislative standards
  • Knowledge of Engine Management Systems (EMS) principles including the use of calibration tools and processes
  • Understanding of current powertrain control system architectures
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements for OBD, exhaust and evaporative emissions
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints, as part of a team or individually
  • Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Self-motivated with the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner with appropriate attention to detail
  • Flexibility with working hours and willingness to travel to customer sites for both long and short durations (including secondments)
  • Knowledge of alternative fuel calibration and downsizing engine technologies
  • Knowledge and hands-on capabilities for algorithm development, S/W Development and/or Programming and script writing / scripting
  • Working knowledge of Matlab / Simulink analysis and simulation packages
  • Experience working with Ford processes and facilities is preferable

In addition to work in a great team, we encourage you to reach your personal potential and through outstanding learning and development opportunities. Exciting assignments and personalized support for your career are available to you.

Facts about the job

Entry level

Experienced hires , University graduates


MAHLE Powertrain, LLC.

Functional area

R&D / Engineering System Engineering, R&D / Engineering Calculations and simulations, R&D / Engineering Design engineering, R&D / Engineering Electronics incl. software development, R&D / Engineering Testing

Functional area

R&D / Engineering System Engineering, R&D / Engineering Calculations and simulations, R&D / Engineering Design engineering, R&D / Engineering Electronics incl. software development, R&D / Engineering Testing


MAHLE Powertrain, LLC.


Plymouth, Michigan

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Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor

MAHLE Engine Components USA Inc.
Area of responsibility: Research and Development
Muskegeon, MI
Phone: +1 248 735 3610

Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

Shape the future with us.

Dual Group Strategy

Based on our Dual Group Strategy, we are strengthening our market position and tackling future trends. Our motivation is to optimize existing technology and to break new ground – having one goal in mind: Mobility should be efficient, environmentally friendly and comfortable. Integrated system solutions for electro-mobility are just one of our priority areas.

We look forward to welcoming you!

MAHLE offers you an attractive international working environment. Our work is characterised by collegiality, flat hierarchies and personal responsibility. Apply now and join our team!

I see MAHLE as a strong global player, where people ultimately matter. Here I have the freedom to contribute my own ideas and to break new ground - and I pass that on to my team. At MAHLE, the task, and not hierarchy, always takes priority.

Jonathan Dörflinger

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