Director of Powertrain

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The Director of Powertrain will focus and be responsible for research, technical leadership and delivery of advanced systems. Technology development is your passion along with leading an outstanding team of engineers, and prototype technicians. Reports to CTO 


Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Manage commercialization projects for Hyliion’s next generation powertrain solutions 
  • Manage third party engineering providers to ensure that projects are on time and meeting technical requirements 
  • Develop gantt charts to track and communicate project progress 
  • Provide daily engineering direction and support for mechanical, electrical, battery, software and controls 
  • Provide regular project updates to the Hyliion leadership team on project progress and roadblocks 
  • Responsible for product certification 
  • Perform simulation and analysis tasks as needed. Provide guidance to engineering teams performing simulation activities. 
  • Perform design tasks as needed. Provide guidance to engineering design teams. 
  • Interpret customer and marketing team requirements to generate system and sub-system product specifications 
  • Support the creation of key APQP documents including FMEAs and DVP&Rs to drive product reliability and robustness 
  • Support problem resolution activities, assist in the facilitation of 8D workshops and the application of the methodologies 
  • Actively mentor and coach engineering team members in various areas including design, simulation, and product validation 
  • Support the development of cost models for mechanical, electrical and battery system components 
  • Check tolerance stack-ups and engineering prints prior to final sign-off 
  • Support the development of company technology roadmaps supported by extensive industry and product knowledge 
  • Support high volume manufacturing activities including product launch support 
  • Represent Hyliion and present technical papers at key industry conferences 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing 
  • Expert in ISO 26262 safety standards and vehicle safety systems 
  • Expert in powertrain and vehicle certification standards 
  • Expert in vehicle controls, calibration and software 
  • Strong understanding Class-8 trucks, their sub-systems and application requirements 
  • Expert in high voltage and associated safety protocols 
  • Expert in vehicle electrification
  • Expert in powertrain 
  • Expert in drivetrain 
  • Expert in battery technologies 
  • Expert in electrical and wiring systems 
  • Expert in NVH
  • Expert in instrumentation and methodologies 
  • Experienced in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of structural systems is a plus 
  • Experience in thermal system modelling, system specification development and component selection 
  • Experience in A/C systems highly advantageous 
  • High volume manufacturing experience 
  • Experience in CFD and Thermal Analysis 
  • Experienced in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of structural systems is a plus 
  • Automotive industry and associated toolset expertise (FMEAs, DVP&Rs) 
  • Strong follow-through and self-starting nature 
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions 
  • Strong software tools proficiency in Solid Modeling and Project Data/Lifecycle Management 
  • Position will involve travel visiting engineering providers and hardware suppliers 
  • Ability to work well in a high-paced environment, set and meet appropriate deadlines 
  • Ability to positively and effectively communicate with customers (internal and external), to address their needs promptly and to follow through on commitments 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 15-20 year experience in automotive electrification environment 
  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering preferred 

Physical Demands:  

  • Ability to stand, sit, use of hands to handle, feel, or reach with hands and arms 
  • Ability to lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision 

Work Environment:  

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate 

Hyliion is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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Location

1202 BMC Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613

What are Hyliion Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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