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Ford Motor Company Chassis Architecture Engineer in Helena, Montana

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

In this position...

As a member of a functional architecture team, you are responsible for the up-front system design work and decision-making inputs on all-new Ford & Lincoln products, including next-gen EV architectures. Our functional architecture team is responsible for suspension, steering, brakes, wheels/tires, and chassis systems. We're looking for an advanced chassis engineer to join the underbody systems architecture team.

What you'll do...

Create advanced design concepts of chassis components and systems (brakes, steering, suspension, wheels/tires/jacks) for Ford global vehicles and next-gen EV architectures.

Lead new component design / package maturation in CAD. Examples are stampings, castings, forgings, coil springs, shock absorbers, bushings, ball joints, fasteners, active suspension systems, brake systems, and steering systems.

Oversee architecture system integration & installation, working with body, electrical, powertrain, vehicle operations, and vehicle architecture.

Perform strength analysis for various chassis components.

Perform chassis system analysis for kinematics and compliances, working with vehicle dynamics and NVH attribute teams.

Early supplier engagement/interface for advanced concepts.

You'll have...

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or related degree.

5+ years of engineering experience.

2+ years of automotive chassis experience.

Even better, you may have...

Strong cross-functional & communication skills.

Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of mechanical integration & installation requirements, package & assembly.

Experience with CATIA V5/V6 and 3DX is a plus.

Experience with FEA (ANSYS or Hypermesh) is a plus.

Experience with ADAMS is a plus.

Experience with underhood / underbody / dash package & mechanical integration/installation a plus.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here: (;!!N_LtwI-RPugbI9wg0dJn!HFzkL8RWUDJbJfzWo5RR9U8TsUsaXZ3icJLWdh7w6uTe7syeUlpwY_CO2TdgzJxfIFSuVQDLfJvG51Af$)

This position is a range of salary grades SG5-SG8 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are 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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


Requisition ID : 27669