ClearFlame Engines, Inc. Calibration Engineer Columbus, IN · Full time

In this role applicants will be responsible for developing and optimizing the calibration of heavy-duty engines and powertrain to meet performance targets. Experience working in a test cell and in vehicle is desired. Candidates should be familiar with and experienced in troubleshooting control systems, writing and executing test requests. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to communicate well with others.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Calibration of engine control (EFI/OBD) 
  • Complete engine calibration in accordance with procedures to meet regulations and other performance targets (emission, fuel economy, power, drivability and OBD) 
  • Prepare and manage calibration and resource schedule to meet development deadlines 
  • Test preparation, data collection, data analysis, and technical report creation on a regular basis 
  • Build successful relationship with test cell technician group 
  • Conduct vehicle testing and development under extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, high altitude) 
  • Taking part in one of many engine calibration tasks within the team, all with the goal of having optimal fuel economy and performance within the defined constraints. 
  • Design platform for processes related to ECM calibrations like speedometer/ odometer, fuel measurer and other diagnostics. 
  • Taking initiative to constantly improve tools and processes 
  • Documentation of test results, tool usage and possible improvements 
  • Collaboration in teams to support several different projects 

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Technology or equivalent 
  • Engine testing experience, preferably on heavy duty diesel engines, including experience in data acquisition, data analytics and knowledge of ATI/Inca (or comparable calibration tools) 
  • 2 plus years’ experience in heavy duty truck engine calibration 
  • Experience in combustion engine calibration, compression ignition preferred 
  • Thorough understanding of internal combustion engine theory/practice 
  • Product development experience and understanding of industry standards 
  • Proficiency in MS Office 
  • Experience investigating technical issues and creating effective technical solutions 

Preferred Skills and Experience  

  • Master's Degree, PHD or Specialist Experience  
  • Matlab & Simulink (modeling and scripting) 
  • J1939 and OBD 
  • CFR emissions test cycles (FTP, Off Highway Cycles) 
  • Team player that takes initiate, works well independently and with others 
  • Excellent communication skills 

Physical Requirements 

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer 
  • Standing, kneeling, stooping, and bending while working on equipment
  • Must be able to lift 25 lb. unassisted at times 
  • Travel up to 25% per month 
  • The position location is in a lab facility in Columbus, IN 

Equal Opportunity Employer: ClearFlame is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law