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Product Development Engineer
Troy, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 2/07/2018

Required Skills

  • Experience in product design, preferable decorative exterior trim
  • Leadership Style: Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with high level of self-motivation
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and work well in a group
  • Strong knowledge of plastic injection molding part design and tooling
  • Well-organized project management skills, program management background a plus
  • Experience with budgeting, cost estimating, CAD and quality engineering
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills a must
  • BS in Engineering or other technical degree required

Job Description

  • Primary single source contact for all engineering issues associated with each program that you are assigned
  • Provide engineering feasibility and propose concepts to our customer during the theme and product development stage
  • Lead Program Development Team (PDT) meetings regarding their specific commodity¬†
  • Lead PDT reporting to management and customer, including, but not limited to, peer-reviews, craftsmanship, quality improvements, manufacturing and sales
  • Utilize engineering disciplines (FMA, DFMEA, QFD, DVPR, APQP, PPAP etc.) and prepare necessary documentation
  • Prepare / edit Engineering Product Specs, Participate in Test Equipment design, oversee product testing, validation, redesign if required and final production sign-off
  • Provide engineering support during product launch at our facility and the customer‚Äôs facility
  • Ensure the new product is designed and engineered to achieve targeted quality and productivity levels
  • Occasional travel to out-of-state manufacturing facilities
  • Meet and understand all Program Timing requirements and all customer deliverables
  • Utilize strong customer service skills when interfacing with customers
  • Direct and approved any assembly drawing changes
  • Take a leadership role in identifying root cause of problems found, develop solutions and implement changes for problems as they arise from prototype to production builds
  • Identify special build requirements (i.e. Management rides, show cars, Arizona reviews, etc.), obtain parts necessary for build and / or retrofit
  • Manage supply base for subassemblies and incoming material to ensure launch quality and timing dates are met

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