Total Vehicle Evaluation Drivability/ Confirmation Engineer
Employment Type: Full-Time
Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is currently looking for a Total Vehicle Evaluation Drivability / Confirmation Engineer at our California City, California facility.* Evaluate Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis development vehicles for performance related to Powertrain, Ride & Handling, NVH, Brakes, ADAS, and Human Factors, with the US customers' perspective in mind* Perform subjective vehicle evaluations, identify potential customer complaint issues, investigate problem root causes, and recommend potential countermeasures* Track the development status of Hyundai and Kia prototype and pilot vehicle projects* Organize Design Reviews and Ride & Drives of prototype and pilot vehicles* Organize benchmarking activities on competitive vehicles* Analyze customer feedback survey results (IQS, Consumer Report, and internal clinics) and conduct customer preference studies* Interface regularly with Hyundai and Kia affiliates in North America* Support additional development activities at our Technical Center in Irvine, CA* Perform vehicle evaluations at Hyundai and Kia North American manufacturing plants* Support other engineering groups as needed* Create and present clear & concise technical reports* Work in a small team environment as well as independently* Travel up to 30%, domestically and internationally to support product development and testing* Summarize media reviews and customer feedback of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles* Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study.* 4 or more years of relevant engineering experience in the automotive industry.* Very good understanding of vehicle dynamics, NVH, braking, and powertrain systems.* General understanding of human factors and ergonomics concepts.* Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint).* Good project management and technical writing skills.* Flexibility in handling multiple projects and changing priorities.* Ability to work in a culturally diverse team environment.* Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.
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