Ford Motor Company Body Control Module (BCM) Application Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Body Control Module (BCM) Application Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Design and Release Engineer for the Body Control Module (BCM), which is a central electronic control unit within Ford’s electrical architecture. The BCM incorporates a fused electrical bus center, for power distribution, with a body computer within a single module. The BCM provides 300+ functions consisting of exterior and interior lighting control, locking, passive entry passive start, remote keyless entry, signal gateway functionality, as well as signal support for many other features. The design & release engineer is responsible for all product deliverables, necessary to deliver a robust solution, to their assigned vehicle program. These responsibilities include the following:

Job Duties:

  • Lead the delivery of all engineering requirements, for the BCM, per each development milestone, as defined by the Ford product development process.

  • Support all vehicle prototype builds, product launch and service issues.

  • Manage product financial status; review proposals to increase/decrease cost and seek approval for those changes via approval process with Ford management team.

  • Be an interactive and key member of the body control module team, working closely with other BCM applications engineers, BCM software engineers, and supplier team to support the product and develop robust solutions.

  • Work with the Vehicle Electrical Program Management Team (PMT) and Program Vehicle Team (PVT) to launch the BCM during the prototype and production launch phase.

  • Support the development of robust foundation documents including but not limited to: DFMEA, specifications, D/PVP&R, worse case circuit analysis (WCCA), device transmittals, etc.

  • Support technical design reviews (TDR) for module hardware design requirements and module interfaces.

  • Lead cross-functional teams, consisting of vehicle system engineers, other commodity owners, network communications engineers, manufacturing engineers (vehicle operations engineers), and commodity suppliers to drive timely resolution of program specific engineering issues.

  • Leverage failure detection strategies such as fault tree analysis, fishbone diagrams is/is not, etc.

  • Lead trouble shooting and problem resolution process using vehicle CAN network tools. Collect/analyze CAN data, review system schematics and vehicle EDS as required

  • Develop solutions as required to revise or add features to the BCM as they impact BCM hardware.

  • Lead BCM configuration development and release effort (method 2 and method 3)

  • Lead a cross functional team of feature owners and system engineers to assist in the definition of the required behavioral requirements necessary to meet the programs needs

  • Ensure alignment with Product Definition Letters and compliance to regional regulatory requirements

  • Lead resolution of warranty and quality issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years’ experience with program delivery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Working knowledge of Ford D&R process preferred.

  • Experience with MS Office, Vector tools such as CANalyzer, use of an oscilloscope and other troubleshooting tools; experience with Ford product development system applications is a plus ( WERS, AVBOM, PPM Audit, Digital Buck, Team Center, Integrator)

  • Experience with product and program delivery.

  • Strong Communication and Leadership Skills for cross-functional cooperation and issue resolution.

  • Strong analytical skills (including 8D, 6-Panel, FMEA)

  • Prefer experience with electronic circuit design, board layout, and electronic module manufacturing

  • Engineering or equivalent degree from an accredited university. Strong knowledge of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Delivery System requirements and specifications.

  • Must have skills or be able to learn the various engineering computer systems (WERS, AVBOM, PPM Audit, Digital Buck, Team Center, Integrator, MS Office, etc.)

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  • Strong Communication and Leadership Skills for cross-functional cooperation and issue resolution

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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