Powertrain Calibration Engineer

Posted 4 months ago

Cerritos, CA

The Powertrain Calibration Engineer will tune engine and drivetrain, software and hardware parameters to optimize performance and emissions. 

Job Description: This position involves the utilization of software calibration tools to tune engine and transmission controllers for performance, emissions and OBD-II. The Powertrain Calibration Engineer will utilize engine and chassis dynamometers for emissions and performance upgrades. 

Applications include: 

  • Emission legal performance upgrades : supercharger, turbocharger, and other spark ignition performance modifications 
  • Racing: Calibration support for tuning of supercharger, turbocharger, cylinder head, camshaft, and intake manifold systems for peak performance 


  • Required: 5 or more years in automotive powertrain calibration experience. 
  • Automotive OEM or Aftermarket Powertrain calibration experience. 
  • Deep understanding of spark ignition internal combustion theory and applications. 
  • Understanding of modern OEM strategies for engines and transmissions. 
  • Understanding of emissions and OBD-II regulations for modern automobiles as they apply to calibration. 
  • Operation of chassis and engine dynamometers for performance and emissions 
  • Ability to communicate directly with emissions lab personnel to obtain proper certification testing results. 
  • Ability to work with common OEM or aftermarket software calibration toolsets. 

Education: Required: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, or other engineering and science degrees with comparable experience in spark ignition powertrains 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Valid California Driver’s License and good driving record. 
  • Ability to drive vehicles for tuning purposes. 
  • Ability to travel for 1 or more weeks to support emissions testing and environmental testing of the vehicles. 
  • All potential employees are subject to drug screening and background check. 

Benefits: Annual vacation, 401k, Paid Holidays 

Salary Based upon experience, EOE 

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