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Principal Product Engineer
Livonia, MI
$120k - $130k / Year

Position No Longer Open

Posted 10/20/2016

Required Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 7 + years of experience switch design experience using plastic molding, stampings, and cast products in the automotive industry required
  • Experience with steering column control modules, including multi-function switches, clocksprings and steering angle sensors preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that specifically include the ability to concisely and accurately communicate technical information
  • Experience with design for six sigma principles preferred
  • Experience in GD&T and tolerance stackup analysis required
  • Knowledge of design, manufacturing, cost and weight constraints
  • Familiarity and experience with FEA preferred
  • CAD experience required, Unigraphics preferred

Job Description

  • This position requires a strong Mechanical Engineer experienced in the automotive industry preferably with switch design experience in Steering Column Control Modules, including Multi-Function Switches, Clocksprings, and / or Steering Angle Sensors
  • Any experience related to HMI development, resin material selection, lubricant selection and A surface development will be a plus
  • Within the Body Control Systems group, responsibilities include designing and validating mechanical components of the switch assemblies, developing and maintaining timing of engineering tasks to support program milestones, developing DFMEA and coordinating computational analysis of components, coordinating prototype builds and validation process and design validation testing
  • Interacting with product engineers and customers to assure product performs appropriately in vehicle specifications, participating in cross functional teams in APQP process throughout the product development cycle, overseeing of development projects related to customer concerns and cost reductions
  • Performing failure analysis and problem resolutions, drawing conclusions from analysis performed and writing formal reports, preparing and presenting analysis performed, reviewing finite element analysis of components and assemblies, coordinating component and assembly tests with product engineers to verify correlation with FEA results
  • Interacting with product engineering staff to propose, evaluate and recommend necessary design changes or other solutions
  • Occasional travel to Manufacturing sites as required

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