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1. Job Title: Product Engineer [Job Code: 9016001] Date Posted: April 10, 2016

Job Description:

Perform product design activities related to the development, manufacturing, and assembly of new automotive products in accordance with company and customer requirements.


The engineer will be responsible for performing a lead role in new product design and development for Engineering and design of Automotive Seating systems right from creating concepts to detailed design for structures and mechanisms. The activities include:

  • Engineering and feasibility of concepts, use tools like pugh analysis for evaluating and selection of concepts.
  • Review designs with customer to ensure requirements are met.
  • Perform engineering and detailed design of CAD models using standard industry software - Catia V5 and / or Unigraphics.
  • Develop products to meet design standards, Customer requirements and Standards, Safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Design and Develop seating core mechanism components and its applications including recliners, tracks, latches. Mechanism design and development of easy entry, fold flat, stow, kneel, stadium seats.
  • Use hand calculations in analyzing and provide solutions for failure modes.
  • Provide solutions with complete understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, use tools related to design procedures within automotive industry - DFMEA, DVP&R, DFA/M, Root Cause Analysis, Tolerance Stack Analysis.
  • Review with suppliers for engineering of products to meet manufacturing requirements.
  • Travel and Coordinate with suppliers and customers for prototype development and testing.
  • Ensure quality of project deliverables are met within timely manner.
  • Preparing and tracking project budget and provide status reports to management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (will accept equivalent foreign degree);
  • Experience: Five (5) years of experience in product design and development of structures and Mechanisms for Automotive industry, using CATIA V5 / Unigraphics for modeling automotive stamped parts and Motion analysis and using DFMEA, DVP&R, DFA, DFM, GD&T and Tolerance Stack up Analysis.

Type of position:

  • Full time, permanent

Work Location:

  • Engineering Center in Farmington Hills, MI and/or Customer locations in the Metro Detroit area.

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