VIVA USA Inc Engineer Product II in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIAEP5 Location: Cedar Falls, IA Duration: 12.0 months



Plans, coordinates, performs product design, testing and/or analysis work for a complete project of moderate scope or for a significant portion or a sub-system of a major and diverse project. Operates in a team environment, providing input to design solutions and participating in design reviews. May assign, coordinate and review portions of the work to support personnel. Decisions are made within established guidelines and may be reviewed by supervisors.


Executes high level applications to more complex problems. Analyzes assignments and determines engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for complex problems or projects of moderate scope. Produces and/or evaluates possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications. This may include possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel. Compiles and furnishes necessary information (engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data) to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of the design with possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel. Provides technical support to marketing, manufacturing, quality and supply management organizations. Develops and/or executes test or analysis plan for product verification and validation. Applies knowledge of company products, policies and practices to provide economies through standardization of parts and products.

Specific Position Requirements

Desired Skills:

One or more years’ experience with engine development or engine control system development or engine component/subsystem development Proficiency in the use of engine test lab equipment, data acquisition, and data analysis tools Knowledge of diesel engine emissions control technologies and emissions regulations Demonstrated skills in the clear communication of technical data and project information

Strong Candidate:

Experience in performance and emissions development of heavy-duty diesel engines, including the use of controller development tools Experience using Design of Experiment methodologies, modeling, and optimization techniques User experience with GT-Power User experience with National Instruments Diadem analysis software User experience with Matlab and associated toolboxes (MBC, CAGE, Simulink)

Education (Minimum):

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Agricultural or Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline Strong Candidate: Master's degree in engineering or additional classes in thermodynamics, fluids, heat transfer, combustion, engine performance, theory or design desired

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.