Senior Product Development Engineer

Warren, MI

Posted: 06/12/2019 Industry: Defense

Product Development Engineer (min 8 yrs experience)

Door Engineer

  • 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 release.
  • Knowledge in project management, manufacturing and service processes are required.
  • 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).
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 8 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 must be a US citizen and have experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines.

  • Body Engineering
  • Door Structures
  • Door Hardware


Further details/information on position requirements

  • Ability to lead less senior engineers
  • Ability to direct design team
  • TeamCenter and UG/NX experience preferred
  • Conduct packaging studies and 3D data reviews/direction
  • Release 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 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

  • 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 10% of the time during development cycle)


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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