Changan US R&D Center is Looking for Automotive Talent 长安美国研发中心诚聘英才

Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Changan”) is one of the Big Four automotive OEMs in China. Changan has four major production bases across the country, including 11 vehicle assembly plants and two engine plants. Changan’s automotive products include both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Changan currently has joint ventures with Suzuki, Ford, Mazda, Volvo, and PSA Peugeot-Citroen. In 2010, Changan produced a total of 2.4 million vehicles. Changan’s own domestic brand sales ranked first in China and 13th in the world, with a brand value of 27 billion RMB Yuan, making Changan one of the most valuable brands in the Chinese automotive industry.

The Changan US R&D Center, Inc. is an American based company, 100% owned by Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. On January 18, 2011, Changan US R&D Center, Inc. officially held its grand opening ceremony in Detroit, America’s “Motor City”. The ‎Changan US R&D Center, Inc. is the first research and development center ever established by a Chinese automotive OEM in Michigan. Changan established its first overseas R&D center in Turin, Italy in 2005, followed shortly thereafter by a similar one in Yokohama, Japan. In June 2010, an R&D center was established in Nottingham, UK, and now complimented with the new R&D center in US. With other locations in Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Harbin and Jiangxi of China, Changan has successfully built a global R&D system of “nine locations in five countries, each with its own focus” across Asia, Europe and North America.

As the leading Chinese automotive company with independent brands and production bases, Changan has always insisted on the concept of independent research and innovation, with a bold and surefooted attitude. Changan’s “nine locations in five countries” is a unique global R&D system. The Italian R&D center is mainly focused on styling and exterior design, the Japanese R&D center mainly focused on interior design and modeling, the UK R&D center mainly focused on engine and transmission development, and the new US R&D center is mainly focused on chassis design and development. The five Chinese R&D centers are based on the needs of the domestic market. With the conscious strategy of "each with its own focus", a comprehensive and complete product development system is formed. Changan can now carry out collaborative product development 24 hours a day uninterrupted - thus making the system more powerful and efficient.

Located in Plymouth, Michigan, the Changan US R&D Center, Inc. specializes in automotive chassis technology, including chassis system design, performance development, computer aided engineering, manufacturing processes and advanced technology research. The new R&D center will primarily support the parent company in developing chassis systems for future mid-high end sedans and CUV/SUVs. In this regard, Mr. Xu Liuping, Chairman and President of Changan said: “The establishment of the US R&D center will play an important role in improving our global product development system and in capturing global automotive technology trends.”

The Changan US R&D Center, Inc. is eagerly seeking automotive talent around the world. Critical to the success of Changan’s future products, the center expects to hire more than 30 engineers in the first year and 160 engineers within five years. Experts and engineers are very welcome to join us and become part of the world famous brand. The company will offer a highly competitive salary and benefit package, as well as great career opportunities. The salary offer will be above the industry average, while the benefits include performance bonus, medical, dental and vision insurances, 401(k) plan with company match, disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays and vacation time off.

Please send your resume to: hr@changanus.com
Company address:
47799 Halyard Dr, Plymouth, MI 48170 (near M-14 Beck Rd exit)

Changan US website: http://www.changanus.com/

Phone number: 734-259-6440
Fax number: 734-259-6800

Department of Suspension and Steering Development
1) Department Manager, Suspension and Steering Development

(One opening)
Roles and Responsibilities:

In charge of daily operations of the Department of Suspension and Steering Development, following the development plan of headquarters;
Lead chassis (suspension and steering) system development and support improvement in vehicle programs;
Responsible for delivering related performance, timing, cost and quality targets for vehicle programs;
Responsible for team building and resource allocation for projects;
Lead advanced suspension and steering technology research, as well as future capability development;
Support headquarters and other organizations in solving suspension and steering related problems;
Provide training to suspension and steering engineers.

Requirements:

At least 10 years of relevant experience in chassis, suspension and steering system development;
In-depth understanding and experience with ride and handling, system integration, suspension and steering system components;
Team leader experience for at least two vehicle programs in chassis, suspension and steering system development;
Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

2) Suspension and Steering System Integration Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for suspension and steering system integration in full vehicles, under department manager’s supervision;
Suspension and steering system benchmarking;
Ride and handling (including suspension and steering) related target setting and cascading;
System integration planning and concept development;
Vehicle performance verification and validation;
Multi-attribute balance and optimization;
Process and procedure development in related areas;
Conduct research in advanced suspension and steering technology, regulatory requirements and compliance.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in suspension and steering system integration.

3) Vehicle Dynamics CAE Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for CAE analysis and optimization of vehicle dynamics performance, under department manager’s supervision;
CAE analysis and optimization of K&C performance;
CAE assessment of vehicle ride and handling performance to lead suspension and steering system design;
CAE validation and optimization of vehicle dynamics performance;
Provide problem solutions to improve vehicle dynamics performance;
Process and procedure development in related areas;
Conduct research in advanced vehicle dynamics CAE technology.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in vehicle dynamics (ride and handling, K&C) CAE analysis.

4) Vehicle Dynamics Development and Test Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for vehicle ride and handling performance tuning and development, under department manager’s supervision;
Subjective and objective evaluation of vehicle dynamics performance;
Suspension and steering system component testing;
Vehicle testing, data acquisition, processing and analysis;
Responsible for vehicle ride and handling tuning and sign-off;
Provide problem solutions to improve vehicle dynamics performance;
Process and procedure development in related areas;
Conduct research in advanced vehicle dynamics testing technology.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in vehicle dynamics, ride and handling performance tuning and testing.

5) Suspension and Steering Design and Release Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for engineering design of suspension and steering systems, under department manager’s supervision;
2D and 3D drawing of suspension and steering systems;
Suspension and steering performance specifications and layout development;
Suspension and steering system DMU inspection;
Creation and documentation of suspension and steering component DFMEA;
Suspension and steering component technical specifications;
Supplier interactions.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in suspension and steering design.


Department of Brake Development

1) Brake System Integration Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for brake system integration in full vehicles, under department manager’s supervision;
Brake system benchmarking;
Braking related target setting and cascading;
System integration planning and concept development;
Vehicle performance verification and validation;
Multi-attribute balance and optimization;
Process and procedure development in related areas;
Conduct research in advanced brake technology, regulatory requirements and compliance.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in brake system integration.

2) Brake Development and Test Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for brake performance and component testing, under department manager’s supervision;
Subjective and objective evaluation of brake performance;
Brake component testing;
Vehicle testing, data acquisition, processing and analysis;
Responsible for brake performance tuning and sign-off;
Provide problem solutions to improve brake performance;
Process and procedure development in related areas;
Conduct research in advanced brake testing technology.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in brake performance and component testing.

3) Brake Design and Release Engineers
(Multiple openings)
Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for brake system and product design, under department manager’s supervision;
2D and 3D drawing of brake systems;
Brake performance specifications and layout development;
Brake system DMU inspection;
Creation and documentation of brake component DFMEA;
Brake component technical specifications;
Supplier interactions.

Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in brake design.