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Nexteer Automotive

Resident Engineer - Milford (2023)

Architecture and Engineering


Full Time

On Site


Milford, Michigan, United States

Nexteer Automotive is looking for a Resident System Engineer with a diverse skill set who enjoys developing & integrating EPS (Electric Power Steering) systems in customer vehicles. The Resident System Engineer will work cross functionally with multiple internal teams (ie software, requirements, mechanical, validation) to successfully take a product from concept to production. The ideal candidate would enjoy working with the customer daily, reviewing and implementing requirements for algorithm development, performing vehicle calibration and evaluation, and troubleshooting complex electromechanical systems.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as technical liaison to GM, requires 3-5 days per week at Milford, MI
  • Support vehicle builds, re-flashes, troubleshooting at customer site
  • Consolidate and negotiate customer requirements and vehicle specific interfaces
  • Design and optimize simultaneous system performance goals through requirements flow down
  • Effectively integrate all aspects of a design through the use of multi-disciplinary engineering
  • Tune vehicle steering characteristics, diagnose and correct deficiencies in designs and prototypes
  • Understand and negotiate system and subsystem specifications
  • Coordinate vehicle level testing activities
  • Assist in system testing and verification activities
  • Assist in maintaining cost controls
  • Stay abreast with new technology

Job Requirements

  • General competency in all core fields (mechanical, electronics, computer hardware and software) is preferred
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension) is preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and communication skills (ie. Shainin Red X, Design for Six Sigma)
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis and verification techniques (ASPICE)
  • Experience performing engineering calculations using Matlab/Simulink and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with people
  • Enjoy driving and evaluating vehicles
  • Good organization and documentation abilities
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be capable of working within a vehicle for extended periods of time
  • Must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship


  • Familiarity with automotive communication protocols (CAN).
  • Familiarity with basic tools that apply to CAN networks.
  • Functional understanding of microprocessors and “C” programming language.
  • Automotive engineering experience or strong passion to learn.

Educational Requirements

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science required (minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.7)

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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