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FCA Application Engineer in Northville, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

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Application Engineer

Northville, MI


Our client is a leading manufacturer and supplier of powertrain, body and chassis products, and in-vehicle entertainment and navigation systems company who is looking to add an experienced and professional Application Engineer to their team. The Application Engineer will act as a liaison between customers, plants and affiliate personnel in handling daily commercial issues, and coordinates and manages application engineering projects.

The Application Engineer must have 3-5 years of experience designing head-up display (HUD) units for the automotive industry.

Application Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related area, 3-5 years’ experience with FCA display business (HUD)
  • Written, verbal, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in mechanical design helpful
  • Automotive program management or equivalent is a plus

Application Engineer Description:

  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external customers to address and resolve daily issues, gather information, focus on customer and competitor trends, relate pertinent information back to management
  • Assists in cost analysis, tracking and coordination activities as required
  • Supports business expansion activities; assists in the development of customer and product-based strategies for specific products/commodities
  • Implements customer/product-based strategies, as directed by management. May gather and summarize information related to customers, competitors, business and market environment in order to identify and plan for current and future business opportunities. May assist in developing sales plans for existing customers and in identifying potential and/or future business opportunities
  • Assists in development and execution of sales and engineering plans
  • Assists in the compilation, preparation, review, and submission of request for quotation (RFQ) materials and related information
  • Assists in negotiating internally and externally regarding pricing, costs and timing.  Assists in negotiating pricing and cost reductions with plants on behalf of the customer. Negotiates internally with plants on the timing of parts releases


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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