Product Development Engineer

Madison Heights, MI

Posted: 04/03/2019 Industry: Defense

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering 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. Familiarity with FEA and quality tools quality tools (8D, Lean, dFMEA), Bill of Materials creation, and 2D prints is a plus. Additionally, should have experience in MS office applications including Excel, Word, Project and Outlook.

General Duties: Develop engineering concepts, release BOM’s, 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.

Candidate must be a US citizen and be prepared to learn in the following areas:

Body Engineering
Body Structures
Body components exterior
Vehicle Interiors
Truck Equipment Manufacturers features/integration
Armor Material

Further details/information on position requirements:

Ability to follow direction of Lead/Senior Engineer
Ability to learn from design team:
TeamCenter and UG/NX
Oversee packaging studies and 3D data reviews/direction
Oversee the creation of 2D prints to support product/parts builds
New product development skills
Knows when to ask for help
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 BOM’s
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
Familiarity with ground vehicle features/systems
Familiarity 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 10% of the time during development cycle)

Key Characteristics

Self-driven/highly motivated
Excellent communication skills
Works well in team environment
Performs well under pressure
Organized and self-disciplined
Positive attitude
Good ethics and core values
Deals well with ambiguity
Customer focus
Quick learner

Rick Simon
Vice President of Sales

Rick is a technical sales and operations management professional within the automotive, defense and manufacturing industries. A career of supporting original equipment manufacturers, the tier supplier base and major defense contractors has presented opportunities within scope of work fulfillment and technical staffing (engineering, design, information technology). The ability to facilitate client projects and assist those with career choices has been an exciting and rewarding journey. His recent concentration in vehicle connectivity (electrification, autonomy, v2v, V2i) and the transformation of manufacturing technology (Industry 4.0) continue to fuel Rick’s interest. Rick excels at relationship building, account management, and employee retention initiatives within the engineering, design and security communities. Rick’s business education continually pushes him to process, processes management and success.

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