Chief Engineer – Mechatronics
Multimatic Inc.
Multimatic Technical Centre, Markham, Ontario
5d ago

Position Overview :

MTC is seeking to recruit a Chief Engineer Mechatronics to provide engineering direction / oversight on development of innovative automotive mechtronic devices such as powered closure systems, adaptive / active damping systems and powered aerodynamic devices.

Facility Address : 85 Valleywood Drive

Key Responsibilities :

General and Task Management

  • Communicate with senior management on program status, risks and issues in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Support and drive development of transitional technologies and navigate those technologies through the grey zone between pure engineering activity and extension business at the Industrial Group
  • Identify areas of technological advancement and support the development of product strategies that leverage these advancements
  • Guide technical personnel to develop solutions that solve customers’ problems in an organized and timely manner
  • Assess cost / benefit trade-off of key technical solutions in conjunction with the Industrial Groups, and lead the technical decision-making process
  • Facilitate the definition of technical resource requirements for successful project execution, including allocation of existing resources and identification of necessary additional resources
  • Support the identification and deployment of technical skill sets, adequate allocation of resource levels and systems to deliver project goals
  • Develop and continually monitor the standardization of the engineering approach at all Multimatic Engineering locations
  • Collaborate with departmental managers to monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record keeping
  • Lead the assembly of material for technical reviews as required
  • Ensure technical reviews are focused on competing requirements conflict resolution and direction setting
  • Support the engineering and sales teams in the preparation of project engineering cost, time estimates and the review, development and approval of customer engineering SORs and contracts
  • Lead root cause analysis and resolve problems as required
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
  • Support continuous training and development
  • Support and adhere to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management systems (IATF 16949)
  • Adhere to safety practices, policies and procedures as outlined by legislation in the respective locations of work
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Technical Management

  • Lead the development of electrical / electronic / mechatronic systems to meet the expectations and requirements of customers including but not limited to : Power modules for high current vehicle applications ECUs for vehicle hardware control Gateway modules for OEM vehicle bus interface Development of control modules for in-
  • house hardware applications Diagnosis and repair of existing electrical / electronic / mechatronic systems Development of Multimatic engineering tools for electronic components

  • Ensure the establishment, concurrence, documentation and maintenance of requirements and specifications for all projects
  • Ensure the development of project plans including timing, deliverable and resource allocations
  • Facilitate the development of software solutions to satisfy project requirements
  • Facilitate the design and build of prototype boards, panels, bucks for test and development
  • Ensure the development and use strategies for version control, requirements & change tracking
  • Facilitate the development of test procedures and test equipment for electronic components
  • Facilitate the verification, validation and testing of developed software solutions
  • Work closely with other disciplines such as outside suppliers and mechanical engineers to achieve the requirements set for the projects
  • Stay up to date on the latest electronic chip technology, programming techniques, manufacturing techniques and general industry trends
  • Relationship Management

  • Ensure effective communication between Engineering’s global staff is maintained
  • Draw on Engineering’s global organization to achieve optimal technical performance
  • Develop and maintain client network and relationships with senior level of OEM customer counterparts
  • Support the sales and business development teams by adding expertise to proposals and presentations
  • Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities
  • People Management

  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example, so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them
  • Motivate and coach the team to operational success
  • Promote technology transfer and skills development between the core product engineering and sales acquisition engineering teams / activities
  • Required Qualifications :

  • University degree in Electrical / Electronics, Mechatronics, Measurement and Control or Computing engineering with a minimum of ten years’ experience in automotive-
  • related prototyping and production development

  • Understanding of automotive and industrial control and electro-mechanical systems, data acquisition techniques / equipment, including associated transducers and instrumentation
  • Good knowledge of control systems for pneumatics, hydraulics systems
  • Knowledge of electronic system testing procedures and tools
  • Knowledge of the overall automotive and related electronics industries
  • Exposure to vehicle telematics and infotainment
  • Desired Experience :

  • Understanding of computer-aided design and analysis tools MathWorks’s Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow and associated tool sets Vector Tools
  • Experience with embedded system programming using such tools as : Visual Studio.Net, SciLab C++ programing including MISRA Coding Standards, Embedded C
  • Understanding of power electronics, DC and AC motors, motor controllers, power conversion, power storage, signal conditioning and digital communication
  • Experience in development to ISO 26262 including a good understanding of the ASIL risk classification scheme
  • Experience with AUTOSAR
  • Exposure to Software system Life Cycle Management tools such as P-SPICE, A-SPICE, CMMI, UGS
  • Familiarity with PCB design tools such as the Altium suite of tools
  • Exposure to ISO 14229 Road vehicles Unified diagnostic services tools and disciplines
  • Experience with CAN, LIN, SPI, SENT and SSI communication protocols including network modelling
  • Ability to manage and troubleshoot electrical / electronic projects
  • Understanding of state-of-the-art micro controllers such as PPC and MPC platforms ARM Core or TI DSP
  • Skills and Attributes :

  • Exceptional leadership and communications skills, with the ability to optimize team performance and development
  • Exceptional relationship management skills, with the ability to engage negotiate and manage key stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Results-oriented, with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially astute, with experience in adhering to and managing budgets
  • Technical mindset
  • Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
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