Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Product Development Engineer
The Engineering Department at our client company headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an engineering professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.
This position is responsible for providing the required technical direction and focus necessary to support the award, development and launch of new programs and product applications with the automotive OEM’s.
The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.
Responsible for the development and validation of designs that meet the performance and appearance specifications of the customer
Responsible to deliver design to internal manufacturing plants that are feasible and can be produced at quoted or better profit margins
Develop innovative design solutions that can be used as a competitive advantage for both internal and the customers
Direct and assist assigned design personnel with day to day responsibilities on new programs.
Work with the appropriate legal staff to protect intellectual property as required
Responsible for drafting and maintaining applicable engineering request documents specific to assigned projects, including DFMEA, DVP&R, product drawings and GD&T requirements
Responsible for conducting brainstorming events and developing initial design concepts for new program activity
Responsible for facilitating customer and internal design reviews
Responsible for reviewing Statement of Work / Requirements to ensure that designs meet customer expectations.
Initiate test requests as necessary
Must be able to express thoughts clearly and present technical details of our design concepts and technologies
Responsible for identifying any critical characteristics during the initial design phase that may be required for the part design
Responsible for working with component suppliers or tier ones as required
Support day to day problem solving as required
Support commercial teams in developing customer relationships
Support R&D or Strategic Plan activity as required
Bachelors of Science degree required (Engineering discipline is desired)
3 years or more experience
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Customer required applications
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, clients and the general public.