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Product Development Engineer in Novi, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

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    Novi, MI
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Job Description

Product Development Engineer

Novi, MI


Our client is a growing company who is looking to add an experienced and professional Product Development Engineer to the team. As part of the team, the Product Development engineer is responsible for completing the design and development of engineering activities of drive shafts for assigned customers

Product Development Engineer must have 1+ years of Driveline experience

Product Development Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field or equivalent technical experience and training
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in engineering or design field
  • Proven experience working with SAP/ERP system and respective quality management modules
  • Proficiency with MS office suite Pro-E Cad Design a plus
  • Basic Knowledge of IATF 16949, ISO 14001
  • Ability to interpret automotive drawings
  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (G,D&T)
  • Knowledge of and experience using the automotive Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methodology
  • Understanding of materials and design strength
  • Demonstrated ability leading and working in a cross functional teams
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills, with the ability to relate to individuals from all aspects of the organization
  • Proficiency in Pro-E CAD design and modeling a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard Office applications including Word, advanced Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Product knowledge and familiarity preferred
  • Automotive manufacturing experience as a Tier 1 supplier preferred
  • Experience with IATF / ISO standards and procedures preferred

Product Development Engineer Description:

  • Take ownership of assigned projects to ensure on-time delivery and quality; RFQ to production and after
  • Coordinate with other departments to evaluate and ensure sustainability of new and existing suppliers
  • Lead the preparation process for design deliverables with due consideration for applicable customer requirements and cost reductions
  • Capture all changes and modifications in the deliverables initiated during the Project, prior to release of deliverable
  • Ensure appropriate checking & review of all documents / drawings before release at any Revision status
  • Attend project review meetings
  • Coordinate and track customer specific engineering changes or releases through the system
  • Responsible for Engineering Change Management process and appropriate notifications
  • Obtain specifications and required application information from customers
  • Review IFA, supplier and customer test reports, determine and communicate required actions
  • Design drive shaft components and assemblies that meet all customer and IFA specifications
  • Review drive shaft and component models and drawings using IFA specified CAD or SAP system(s)
  • Complete test and calculation orders to verify that designs meet all customer and company requirements
  • Develop Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) for components and drive shaft assembly and lead completion per customer and company timing requirements.  Maintain report and regularly report status to company and customer teams
  • Lead completion of Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Develop Bill of Materials (BOM) for all prototype and production drive shafts
  • Complete internal prototype orders and coordinate fabrication of IFA and customer prototypes per customer and company timing requirements
  • Lead problem solving teams to correct any design related concerns
  • All employees are responsible for having an awareness and understanding of IFA  North America’s commitment to IATF 16949


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