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Powertrain Design Release Engineer

G-TECH Auburn Hills Full-Time
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  • Design and develop Powertrain Components using established best practice principles.
  • The components will be created using quality methodologies such as CAE, System Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), and Design Validation Plans (DVP&R).
  • The candidate will coordinate CAE, design, prototyping, and testing of components and the documentation of those activities. Resolve manufacturing plant, assembly plant, and field issues as necessary.
  • Participate in the team and subgroups in reviewing and updating corporate design best practices, conducting benchmarking exercises and reviewing and critiquing Corporate Designs.
  • The Lubrication Systems Engineer is responsible for designing and developing robust and innovative engine lubrication systems while optimizing component concepts for improved durability, mass, manufacturability, and cost.
  • The engineer will work closely with design, teams, purchasing, manufacturing, program management, and suppliers to ensure all designs are robust against functional specifications.
  • Product design and development from concept to launch including packaging and release of both 2D drawings and 3D models.
  • Layout and validation of oil circuits for optimum engine performance.
  • Production issue analysis, root cause investigation, and countermeasure release including presenting of data & conclusions to upper management and project stakeholders.
  • Maintenance of critical quality documentation (Function Models, DFMEA, DVP&R, etc.).
  • Active update of component and system performance specifications.
  • Creation and maintenance of core quality documentation including DFMEA and DVP&R.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • Minimum 1 years of engineering experience in Lubrication Systems or OEM Engine Design & Release.
  • Experience in the creation and maintenance of Function Models, DFMEA, and DVP&R.
  • Strong knowledge of gasoline engine operation.
  • Working background in fluid mechanics.
  • Basic knowledge of casting, molding, machining, and extruding processes.
  • Working knowledge of using Microsoft office suite applications
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, self-directed, and have the ability to manage multiple complex projects.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in design or validation of lubrication system components including Oil Pumps, Piston Cooling Jets, Oil Coolers, PCV Systems, Oil Pick-Up Tubes, or other lubrication components.
  • Previous working experience in Lubrication Systems.
  • MBA or Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Green Belt in Design for Six Sigma methodology.
  • Basic working knowledge of NX & TeamCenter modeling software.
  • Basic working knowledge of AmeSim, Flowmaster, or similar simulation software.


  • 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%.

Skills required

Computer Aided Design
3d Modeling
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Structural Engineering


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Powertrain Design Release Engineer
Estimated Salary: $110K
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G-TECH Services, Inc. is a leading certified recruitment and placement firm that provides high-quality, flexible staffing solutions to a nationwide client base. For over 25 years, we have been guided by the philosophy, “People Powered, Performance Driven”. We offer a variety of technical services, including contract and project staffing, direct placement, payroll services and co-employment training.

G-TECH is proud to be a women-owned business certified by both the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the National Women Business Owners Corporation.

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