Design Engineer

Troy, MI 48098

Post Date: 07/13/2017 Job ID: EB-6084009825


The Design Engineer may be assigned on a given project to support the Project Engineer (PE). Engineering Project Manager or Equivalent OR may be asked to take the lead engineering role on the project to support the PM/ SU depending on the scope and stage of the project as determined by the R&D director.

Must be capable of working with independently with limited guidance from the Project Lead (PE /PM/ R&D Director) and demonstrate the ownership in taking the task to a successful completion meeting the expectation of the customer and the project lead

Essential Functions/Duties

Design and develop products based on specification and/or CAD-data from OEM and internal developmental requirements

Capable of starting from initial concept to create a product design that meets the customer expectation and the principles of Design for Manufacturability and Design for Assembly

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of plastic injection molding, die casting and metal stamping designs. Knowledge of Die casting is a plus. Utilize the “ strength of materials” and structural knowledge to create structurally sound designs

Demonstrate strong background in 3D CAD-modeling and 2D drawings using Catia V4, Catia V5 and/or Unigraphics NX5. [later versions of CATIA and Unigraphics may be preferred when applicable]

Apply the fundamentals of GD&T to identify datum and locator schemes for parts as well as complex assemblies and make appropriate dimensional control call-outs on the drawings to establish and clearly communicate the design intent

Champions all design related activity for assigned program(s), from concept generation, development therefor into viable optimal solutions, through to production optimization. Work with cross functional team members, logistics group and IE groups to ensure product design meets other stake holders interests.

Requirements: BS Degree or equivalent; Strong proven CAD experience in 3D modeling with CATIA V5 or Unigraphics NX5 (or later versions as applicable) Chrysler Team Center/ VPM or equivalent

Related Experience/Specialized Knowledge:
  • Extensive experience in Design of plastic and metal parts
  • Strong background of GD&T (Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in design engineering of plastics for automobile industry
  • Knowledge of the automotive customer base and how they do business is required
  • Tool design and build experience is a plus
  • Capable of leading the activities and preparing DVP&R and DFMEA reports

Additional Skills:
  • Experience with PCs and application software, such as MS Office tools and Lotus Notes
  • Testing and CAE experience
  • Experience with modules – FEM or comparable design experience in Headlamps, Engine Cooling System, Bumper and Fascia

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