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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Farmington Hills, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 7/09/2019

Required Skills

  • Must be US Citizen, Green Card Holder, TN Authorized
  • C2C / H1B Sponsorship is not offered with this position
  • BSME required; MSME preferred
  • Five (5) years’ experience in automotive module design; minimum two (2) years in human machine interface design
  • Lighting, display and haptic knob / button experience REQUIRED
  • Experience with automotive processes and materials, including connectors and PCB’s
  • Experience in interior decorative plastic components, preferred
  • Decorative plastics experience, metal stamping experience
  • Experience / expertise with CAD systems including Catia v5 OR Unigraphics
  • Experience with automotive module lighting techniques, design and analysis
  • Ability to interface with the customer in a professional manner and external Instrument panel and center bezel suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills, clear presentation and description of design to co-workers and customers
  • Strong knowledge of GD & T
  • Strong leadership skills ability to coordinate design with India and Germany
  • Experience in thermal management and sealing in harsh automotive environments
  • Ability to travel to local customers (once / week average)
  • International travel to Germany headquarters and global molders (occasionally, 10-15%)

Job Description

  • Responsible
  • lead for all mechanical design activities for HVAC Climate control heads including Responsible for plastic design, PCB design, display technology, connector technology, button haptics, knob haptics, and lighting
  • Responsible for plastic design, PCB design, display technology, connector technology, button haptics, knob haptics, and lighting
  • Design knob and button haptics perform tolerance stack ups
  • Manage suppliers on design development and tooling
  • Identify and coordinate design validation of haptics and lighting
  • Plastics, stampings, connectors, LEDs, purchased potentiometers / switches
  • Work with quality on tool design, coordinate FMA and mold flow analysis with company experts
  • Supports Design for Manufacturing, interfaces with manufacturing on the design of process fixtures, equipment and assembly
  • Develop and maintain BOM for new and existing designs
  • Development of conceptual designs and CAD data for new business projects
  • Develop independent instrument panel packaging solutions for our automotive customers
  • Provide customer CAD and drawings
  • Interfacing with customer support weekly and packaging meetings
  • Develop Mechanical level III timing for projects and maintain to ensure tool kick off dates are met
  • Adherence to project management plan to assure that the product meets customer timing
  • Design for test requirements, analyze materials and shrink rates
  • Supervise validation testing to prove the design meets customer specification
  • Responsible for tolerance studies, dimensional techniques, and 2D drawings
  • Develop new product ideas to allow BHTC to advance their market share
  • Lead point of contact with supplier on specification and design issues
  • Prepare specifications and drawings for suppliers
  • Review dimensional data from first shots to with assistance of the quality department and recommend tooling modifications for tooling issues
  • Support manufacturing issues with current model, suppliers, plastic tooling
  • Evaluate supplier requests for deviations SREAS

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