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Lead, Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) Engineer in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

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    Irvine, CA
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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 

We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.

If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk. We are seeking a Lead NVH engineer with hands on experience of powertrain, driveline, and vehicle testing with 8-10 years of experience. Be part of vehicle integration/ functional science department team in Karma automotive. This position located in Costa Mesa California.


  • Play an important role in vehicle integration team to develop an NVH targets in components, sub-system and system, and overall vehicle.
  • Hands on experience in NVH instrumentation such as microphones, accelerometers, speed sensors, string pods… etc.
  • Have the analytical capabilities and translate NVH data to a meaningful reports to a technical and non-technical audience
  • Experience in bench testing includes working knowledge in chassis dynamometers
  • Be able to conduct bench testing and recommend NVH testing profile for powertrain and driveline components
  • Good personal relation skills since this position would involve working with multiple department and includes manufacturing support
  • Strong understanding on NVH fundamentals & implementation in full powertrain, driveline and vehicle system
  • Developing compatible vehicle architecture that meets specific NVH performance metrics
  • Analyzing and evaluating vehicle level technical specification for NVH and buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) and supporting the target trade off process
  • Designing, developing and selecting NVH components in collaboration with design release engineers to ensure BSR prevention
  • Verifying design release compatibility with NVH targets
  • Developing and implementing test methods and procedures to meet NVH performance requirements and specifications, and verifying targets for sign-off
  • Utilizing noise and vibration engineering tools and technologies, including LMS Test Lab, Head Acoustics, or B&K
  • Interfacing with product teams, design release engineers, suppliers and CAE engineers on daily basis
  • Providing engineering input into the resolution and research of NVH-related issues and reporting to the management
  • Create new objective vibration & sound metrics enabling KARMA to assemble business case for refinement improvement item
  • Develop customer functional objectives and prepare formal documentation as required for each program including performance standards, DFMEA’s, DVP&R’s and related program management documents


  • BS in mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering (MS Preferred)

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.

NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principals Only, Please

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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