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Full Time Warren, MI Posted 2 months ago

Title: Lead Engineer – Body Design Release Engineer For Front and Rear Closures


Location: Warren, MI


Body Design Release Lead Engineer


 Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trains, develops and evaluates employees
  • Develops and coordinates timing of product design programs
  • Provides technical support for solving assembly plant problems
  • Conducts engineering activities for VDP all phases of vehicle programs
  • Evaluates design proposals
  • Coordinates overall engineering activities with other departments and/or divisions
  • Initiates and evaluates cost studies
  • Coordinates with vendors and/or customers
  • Writes technical reports and proposals
  • Reviews legislative and regulatory proposals or actions to determine impact on projects
  • Almost constant contact with others outside the work group
  • Recognized as an expert in field of work Required Skills/Experience:
  • Knowledge in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint – Intermediate level
  • Knowledge with Lotus Notes or other email communication tool – Intermediate level
  • Good interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally
  • Good written and oral communication skills necessary for meetings and presentations
  • Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills
  • Partners with senior management to analyze and solve issues
  • Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently
  • Mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback
  • Expert knowledge of design, development and test engineering, manufacturing processes, assembly operations and Central Office functions
  • Position related experience – 14 years
  • Relevant auto industry experience required – 7-9 years
  • Past work experience required – Entry level (<1 year) Areas of expertise include: Testing, Design, Analysis

Required Education/Training/Certifications/Licenses


  •  Bachelor of Science in Engineering


Body Design Release Engineer – Front and Rear Closures


The Closure teams are seeking individuals with the following experience:


• Front and Rear Closures hardware experience

• Hood, Fender, Liftgate and Decklid experience

• Carbon Fiber Design and processing


Responsibilities include:


• Generating and executing technical solutions for front and rear closures to support new vehicle programs

• Providing technical leadership for advanced component or technology development

• Performing complex design analysis and evaluating engineering designs

• Working cross-functionally to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and to support prototype and production build activities

• Balancing business imperatives, including but not limited to cost, mass, complexity, and timing

• Production design release of closures parts and subsystems

• Communicating information to and from internal and external customer organizations

• Staying abreast of relevant new technology and competitive products

• Ensure closure systems are meeting all safety and compliance requirements both internal and external.


Preferred Skills and Experience


• Master’s Degree or other Advanced Degree

• Familiarity with the engineering design of closures or equivalent experience

• Familiarity with Design For Six Sigma process

• Experience with DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

• Knowledge of plastic, carbon fiber, SMC, and metal materials, processes, and tooling

• Knowledge of FMVSS requirements

• Vehicle or new product launch processes


Work Site Description:        


Preferred Work Schedule:   M-F9-3 are core hours, Flexibility to 40 hours per week outside of core hours.


For more details please send your resume to staffing@productivityteam.com


To apply for this job email your details to ktorkko@productivityteam.com


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