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Product Engineer (17-00772)

Global Technology Associates • Rochester Hills, MI

Posted 12 days ago

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Full-Time
Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Manufacturing
Automotive, Design, Engineering
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Job Description

Title: Product Engineer (17-00772)
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Base Compensation: Open and Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Direct
Travel: Some travel (Mostly local and occasional international trips)

Position Summary:
• The Product Engineer is accountable for the design of specific Filtration Products and its components so that they meet all customer and specifications. The incumbent works closely with Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, customers, and outside suppliers to ensure that the designs meet all specifications and are completed in time to meet all deadlines. Technical guidance is provided to Designers so that designs are completed using good engineering practices.
• The Design Engineer is accountable for the analysis and testing of the design, with support of the Validation Engineer, to make sure that the product meets all specifications, is manufacturable, and will tolerate harsh operating conditions on vehicles. The incumbent develops and specifies test procedures and provides guidance to the Validation Engineer to ensure that test data meets customer requirements and deadlines.

Position Responsibilities:
• Design system components to meet customer and the company's specifications within established timelines by providing technical direction to designers and technicians, conducting meetings and applying good engineering principles.
• Communicate to internal/external customers/suppliers, product definition and key characteristics.
• Interface with customer to define design requirements and assist customer in the design of the system.
• With the support of Validation Engineer:
o Identify, coordinate and communicate FMEA, validation simulation and tests to internal project team and external customer and suppliers.
o Design fixtures, establish procedures and instrumentation for specialized system and component testing to provide vital design data.
o Perform failure analysis associated with our products using team-oriented problem solving techniques.
o Generate and report product durability, reliability, and performance capabilities based on laboratory and field test results.
• Support Engine Systems Manufacturing Engineer, Equipment Engineer, and outside suppliers in developing the best methods of producing parts meeting customer's quality and cost requirements.
• Issue, maintain, and revise product specifications to keep record current with new information and requirements.
• Communicate with program managers and customers in establishing design and development programs that will meet customer timing and specifications.
• Assist buyer, prototype and Tool Development Manager in understanding customer specifications and in the source selection for prototype and production parts suppliers.
• Works with Designers to design components and verify that the drawings are correct and completed within the specified timeline. 
• Works with Validation Engineer so that prototypes and testing are completed within the specified timeline and explains how new components are to be assembled and new testing performed.  Works with the Engineering Product Leader, customer, and Program Manager to better define specifications and answer any questions concerning the design or function of the component or system. 
• Works with manufacturing and Equipment Engineering to determine the best way to assemble the component. 
• Must be comfortable and capable to guide and direct other design engineers while retaining technical responsibility for the program.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:
• The position requires a bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in an engineering (mechanical preferred) or science discipline and two years related experience. Should have a detailed understanding of Filtration products, product validation and release system, services, test techniques and product and system FMEA's or the ability to learn these processes.
• Requires a thorough understanding of mechanical engineering principles and problem-solving techniques, ability to design/analyze various kind of components, and provide failure analysis, good interpersonal skills to communication with customers, suppliers, and peers, and ability of project management and decision making to accomplish jobs in an efficient manner.
• Must have a valid Passport (or the ability to obtain one at your own expenses) and a valid driver's license, as you will be required to travel both domestic or International to support development, tests, perform Tech Review with customers, suppliers and other companies as required.
• Experience and ability on CAD system as Pro-E, CATIA and NX are welcome.
• Makes all decision related to the design of the component and how to meet the function, timeline regarding design and testing.  Receives direction from the customer directly or through the Program Manager as well as suggestions from Manufacturing, suppliers, and other engineers.
• German speaking preferable, but not mandatory.
Job ID: 17-00772
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