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Product Development Engineer

Madison Heights, Michigan 48071 | Contract

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 75659 Category: Mechanical Engineers

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Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor' s degree in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering with 3 years of automotive/truck/bus design experience required.
  • Must have good communication skills, a positive attitude, and be self-motivated with ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Candidate will be led by a senior engineer and tasked to resolve technical or packaging challenges.
  • Experience with Teamcenter and Unigraphics is a plus.
  • Must be familiar with quality tools quality tools (8D, Lean, dFMEA), Bill of Materials creation, and 2D prints.
  • Additionally, should have experience in MS office applications including Excel, Word, Project and Outlook.

General Duties:
  • Develop engineering concepts, release BOMs, and 2D prints based off of 3D data.
  • Functionality drives all, but awareness of cost, weight, quality, manufacturability, and serviceability are all key factors.
  • Communicate with engineering customers regarding new designs and changes (manufacturing, purchasing, service, configuration management, vehicle engineering, customer/product center, supply base oversight).
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Additional Requirements:
  • Candidate must be a US citizen and have experience in one of the following engineering disciplines:
  • Body Engineering.
  • Body Structures.
  • Body components exterior.
  • Hydraulic Actuation Systems.
  • Dump Body Design.
  • Truck Equipment Manufacturers features/integration.
  • Construction Equipment.
  • Ability to follow direction of Lead/Senior Engineer Ability to direct design team.
  • TeamCenter and UG/NX experience preferred.
  • Conduct packaging studies and 3D data reviews/direction.
  • Create 2D prints to support product/parts builds.

New Product Development Skills:
  • Solve technical challenges.
  • Solve packaging challenges.
  • Functionality is key, but also mindful of cost, weight, quality, manufacturability, serviceability.
  • Follows best engineering and quality practices dFMEA, 8D, ISO standards, Lean.

Manage/Develop BOMs:
  • Learn, understand, use parts management database.
  • Develop production BOM with manufacturing/operations team input.
  • Develop service BOM with ILS team input.
  • Interface with purchasing/supplier on part design/drawing content.
  • Familiarity with configuration management and change control processes.

Related Skills:
  • Experience with ground vehicle features/systems.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to plan, estimate, execute within budget/schedule.
  • Ability to report up to management.
  • Ability to interface with customers/suppliers/coworkers to get results.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Ability to travel (less than 25% of the time during development cycle).

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