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Senior Mechanical / Design Engineer
Farmington Hills, MI

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Posted 5/10/2019

Required Skills

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in automotive module design; minimum two (2) years in human machine interface design preferred
  • BSME required; MSME preferred
  • Experience / expertise with CAD systems including Catia v5 and Unigraphics
  • Experience with automotive module lighting techniques, design and analysis
  • Ability to interface with the customer in a professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills, clear presentation and design description skills to be presented to co-workers and customers
  • Decorative plastics experience, metal stamping experience
  • Strong knowledge of GD & T
  • Lighting, display and haptic knob / button experience preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to coordinate designs with international locations
  • Experience with automotive processes and materials, including connectors and PCB’s
  • Experience in interior decorative plastic components, preferred
  • Experience in thermal management and sealing in harsh automotive environments
  • Good MS-Office and MS-project skills
  • Ability to travel to local customers (once / week average)
  • International travel to Germany headquarters and global molders (occasionally)
  • German language skills are a plus 

Job Description

  • Responsible for mechanical design and packaging requirements for products ranging from small electronic control modules to sophisticated Automatic and Manual Climate Control Modules
  • Responsible lead for all mechanical design activities for HVAC Climate control heads
  • This includes plastic design, PCB design, display technology, connector technology, button haptic, knob haptic and lighting
  • Develop and maintain Bills of Materials for new and existing designs
  • Development of conceptual designs and CAD data for new business projects
  • Develop and maintain timing plan for projects and  ensure tool kick off dates are met
  • Provide  CAD and drawings (2D & 3D) to customer and suppliers as needed per company processes and regulations
  • Assist and support customer and supplier weekly meetings by representing “Company”in a professional manner
  • Work with quality on tool design, coordinate FEA and mold flow analysis with company experts
  • Manage suppliers on design and tooling activities
  • Plastics, stampings, connectors, LEDs, purchased potentiometers / switches
  • Adherence to project management plan to assure that the product meets customer timing
  • Design for test requirements, analyze materials and shrink rates
  • Design knob and button haptics, perform tolerance stack ups, consideration of noise and wobble
  • Supervise validation testing to prove the design meets customer specification
  • Identify and coordinate design validation of haptics and lighting
  • Develop new product ideas to allow “Company” to advance their market share.
  • Lead technical contact with suppliers related to specification and design topics
  • Prepare specifications and drawings for suppliers
  • Review dimensional data from first shots along with Quality department assistance
  • Recommend tooling modifications for tooling issues
  • Support manufacturing topics with current model, suppliers, plastic tooling
  • Evaluate supplier requests for deviations
  • Supports Design for Manufacturing, interfaces with manufacturing on the design of process fixtures, equipment and assembly

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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