Responsible for leading upfront suspension engineering performance requirements and geometry hardpoint decisions, plus hands-on execution of chassis tuning hardware/calibration decisions for mule and prototype phases. Scope to include: establishment or review of vehicle dynamic targets, suspension / steering hardpoint design analysis and decisions, definition of performance bandwidth for components, leadership of all chassis tuning fundamentals, guiding (or leading) EPS and ESP calibration and acceptance testing, performance demonstration, reporting or attendance of important program gate reviews.
1. Responsible for chassis ride-and-handling benchmark analysis, tuning proposals for subjective or objective evaluations, for management of tuning parts library, and for leading the vehicle program through all major Chassis tuning decisions and tradeoffs. (Components include: Spring, anti-roll bar, shock/strut damper, bushings, body mounts, tires, and performance elements of steering and ESP system.)
2. Responsible for key advice covering the area suspension and vehicle dynamics;
3. Responsible for technical review of various projects or subjects in the field of suspension and vehicle dynamics to ensure the feasibility, advancement, safety and applicability of development;
4. Responsible for technical excellence in the field of suspension and vehicle dynamics, critical technical problems solving and application of new technologies and improve of product competitiveness;
5. Responsible for technical (R&D) vehicle dynamic strategies and planning, leading towards program implementation and performance optimization.
6. Responsible for establishing or improving existing standards / requirements in the field of suspension and vehicle dynamics;
7. Good and patient teacher. Responsible for the training of others in the field of suspension and vehicle dynamics, especially from departments like chassis and vehicle integration or from management.
1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering is required. A Master?s degree is preferred. However, 5 years of practical hands-on chassis tuning experience is absolutely essential.
2. Experience with the following: vehicle-level target setting and subsystem/component target cascading, hardpoint design and analysis, performance bandwidth for components, leadership of all chassis tuning fundamentals, guiding (or leading) EPS and ESP calibration and acceptance testing, performance demonstration, reporting or attendance of important program gate reviews.
3. Experience with chassis NVH, including the resolution of tire noise and road noise problems.
4. Proficient in steering, handling, and ride comfort performance evaluation and improvement.
5. Experience equivalent to 15 years, including global project development, global vehicles and working with Tier-1 chassis part suppliers.
6. Profound knowledge and skills in multiple chassis systems related to performance and design enablers.
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