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Senior Development Engineer
Northville, MI

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Posted 9/15/2021

Required Skills

  • Four-year engineering degree or relevant industry experience preferred
  • At least 5+ years of related Design or other Engineering experience required
  • Experience with developing test plans, overseeing lab testing and DVPR
  • Experience working within PLM release systems strongly preferred
  • Injection molded plastic component design and material selection experience preferred
  • Extruded thermoplastic tube and material selection experience preferred
  • Plastics manufacturing and processing experience preferred
  • CAE experience preferred (FEA, moldflow, etc.)
  • CAD experience preferred
  • Experience with 8D, fishbone and other problem-solving techniques preferred
  • Ability to solve complex problems and communicate complex information
  • Demonstrate meeting timing needs and shows good planning skills
  • Strong technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage projects with minimal supervision, including multiple projects and multi-task situations
  • Ability to assess and identify design alternatives
  • Ability to prioritize, assess and mitigate risk
  • Ability to adapt to various customer environments
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced working environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary

Job Description

  • Lead all aspects of design and development for new products, production equipment, processes and standards related to production
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to design and build robust products / processes, including developing, commercializing, and sustaining components to meet customer and market needs
  • Perform cross-functional collaborative development of full line-set or bundle assemblies
  • Perform line-set integration, including customer introduction and approval processes
  • Perform supplemental design, engineering and validation of new components and tube
  • Develop test plans, oversee validation builds / testing and document accordingly through DVPR / PVPR
  • Build knowledge in best practices, processes, and customers through ongoing professional development
  • Influence multi-functional team members to achieve stretch goals
  • Develop and create end-product drawings and specifications while accurately defining requirements of design intent
  • Release and maintain content within PLM system
  • Perform CAD studies on new development designs
  • Create prototype and sample tooling using CAD
  • Create test plans using OEM requirements
  • Follow up with test labs to make sure testing is on schedule
  • Purchase benchmarking parts and make studies at dealerships as necessary
  • Tear down lease or fleet vehicles to understand competitive part functionality and assembly sequencing
  • Create DFMEA’s for new product and material developments
  • Interface with outside suppliers and vehicles to assure equipment is working properly
  • Prepare test samples and working prototypes as required
  • Understand product lines outside of main discipline
  • Provide informal guidance and mentor new team members
  • Ensure all customer specifications and requirements are met
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description

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.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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