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Ride Development Engineer

Company: Thyssenkrupps
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:


thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of ---34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Its business activities have been bundled in six segments: Materials Services, Industrial Components, Automotive Technology, Steel Europe, Marine Systems, and Multi Tracks. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future. Around 3,600 employees work in research and development at 78 locations all over the world, mainly in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. The thyssenkrupp group currently has a portfolio of approximately 18,100 patents and utility models. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations. thyssenkrupp is listed in the MDAX index. thyssenkrupp shares are traded on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: TKA) and as American depositary receipts (symbol: TKAMY) in the USA.

Your responsibilities


A Ride Development Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the product being produced in Bilstein facilities are meeting all the customer expectations for dynamic performance from the start of a project through EOL (End Of Life). This position will own the damper characteristics from development through industrialization and support the assigned project teams with their expertise and know-how.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Coordinates vehicle testing events with the customer on international proving grounds ("Ride Events").
  • Available for up to 50% travel to customer proving grounds for ride events during peak season
  • Prepares Bilstein components, resources, and equipment for each ride event in coordination with project team and GES Manager.
  • Documents all activities during ride events including damper data, valve information, customer feedback, and vehicle set-ups.
  • Reports on all ride event activities after conclusion and coordinates with future event needs with the customer and project team.
  • Participates in the planning of future ride events with the GES team, and actively maintains the department schedule.
  • Responsible for the coordination and build-up of parts for short-term capability studies for damper characteristics including reporting results to the project team and customer.
  • Responsible for ensuring damper characteristics adhere to both internal Bilstein standards as well as individual customer specifications.
  • Aligns with system integration department on parameter tuning strategies and specifications for semi-active damper systems.
  • Assists T&I department with vehicle dynamic topics in the development of new passive and semi-active damper systems.
  • Responsible for leading problem-solving activities related to damper setting problems affecting the vehicles dynamic behavior.
  • Drive communication between customer vehicle responsible staff and Bilstein project team in regards to dynamics' topics. Your profile

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Proven experience in vehicle dynamics topics with a focus on chassis systems.
    • Experience in vehicle development life cycles including transition from prototype to production vehicle dynamics.
    • Statistical analysis experience with an understanding of capability studies.
    • Valid US driver's license with exceptional safety record.
    • Valid US Passport with ability to travel internationally.
    • Extensive experience with interpreting engineering drawings and models.
    • Experience with measurement technology including load cells, calipers, height gauges, and displacement sensors.
    • Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project, Outlook, etc.). Education:
      • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar in education and experience Your benefits with us

        Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation packages, Bilstein of America proudly offers a rich history, steeped in innovation and a lasting commitment to our customers, employees and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.bilsteinrocks.com .

        Benefits offered on the first of the month after your employment date:
        • Medical, Dental and Optical
        • 401(k) with 5% company match (after 90 days of employment)
        • Company paid short-term disability (after 6 months employment)
        • Paid personal time off
        • Annual Company bonus




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          Your benefits

          It is thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources department at the Hamilton Plant. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Keywords: Thyssenkrupps, Hamilton , Ride Development Engineer, Engineering , Hamilton, Ohio

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