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Toyota Thermal Systems Performance Development Engineer in Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Title: Thermal Systems Performance Development Engineer Location: US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Saline Other Locations:

Who we are
Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.  
Who we’re looking for
Toyota’s Vehicle Mobility and Evaluation department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Thermal Systems Performance Development Engineer.
The primary responsibility of this role is to develop vehicle performances which achieve thermal system requirements through vehicle testing and simulation.
The person in this role will support the department's objective to develop safe and reliable mobility solutions which exceed our customer’s expectations.


What you’ll be doing 

  • Develop and implement vehicle performance requirements for powertrain cooling systems and vehicle thermal management.
  • Utilize 1D/3D modeling to predict and analyze vehicle cooling systems fluid flow and engine compartment/underbody part temperatures.
  • Plan and execute vehicle level testing, both in a climatic wind tunnel and on-road.
  • Analyze technical data, identify root cause of target miss, develop appropriate countermeasures, and negotiate implementation.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional departments including the style studio, part design engineers, performance development engineers and manufacturing to achieve overall vehicle requirements.
  • Conduct field issue investigation, benchmarking, and technical research projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you bring 

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in an engineering discipline.
  • Relevant technical work experience.
  • Experience with independent project management.
  • Experience in automotive performance prediction, evaluation and data analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, domestically and internationally as required (25%).
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.
  • This position requires driving.  A motor vehicle record that’s acceptable by company standards is required for this position.

What you may bring 

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience with thermal data analysis, e.g. temperature, duty cycle, etc.
  • Experience with complex system evaluation including sensor instrumentation, data acquisition, and data processing.
  • Experience with 3D/1D simulation tools such as Catia, ANSA, Star CCM , Powerflow, GT-Suite, MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Experience with analyzing and summarizing large data sets.
  • Capability to create and utilize scripts using languages such as Python and VBA.
  • Genuine interest in automobiles and basic knowledge of automotive design.
  • Toyota professional work experience.
 What we’ll bring
During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include: 
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect.
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement.
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs.
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family.
  • Flexible work options based on business needs.
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute.
  • Paid holidays and paid time off.
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more.
  • Flexible spending accounts.
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable).
Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10 different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. 

Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Have a question or need assistance with your application?  Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com!
To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.