Product Engineer/ Sr. Product Engineer--MI and OH

Job Description: 

Position Summary
The Sr. Product Engineer will be responsible for overseeing all product engineering design and validation tasks as outlined in the APQP process (standard automotive design process) for one or more product areas. The candidate must be familiar and proficient with basic engineering processes and methods including drawing standards, test and validation protocols, leading design reviews and DFMEAs, engineering change and design control, BOM creation, requirements management, prototyping, supplier management, and customer interfacing. The role reports to an Engineering Manager or Director and requires very close collaboration with Sales, Manufacturing, and Sourcing as well as regional tech centers and partners. Some travel, including international, will be required
Major Responsibilities
Lead the product engineering design and validation tasks on a product development from inception through to successful launch according to XXXX design control procedure.
Work collaboratively with cross-functional launch teams to ensure we provide the customer with robust designs and manufacturing processes that are efficient, meet world-class quality standards, and provide good margin.
Develop innovations that provide value to the customer and differentiate our product from the competition resulting in a competitive advantage for XXXX.
Knowledge and Experience
BS or higher degree in an Engineering discipline; Mechanical preferred.
Significant engineering experience (2-7 yrs min) in the automotive supply market in significant engineering roles.
Capable of creating ‘white paper’ product designs from scratch – record for innovation to solve difficult problems and design challenges.
Deep understanding of product manufacturing using a range of metal and plastic forming operations.
Demonstrated ability to design mechanical automotive products suitable for high volume manufacturing.
Experience working with automotive OEMs.
Fuel system experience.
Selection Criteria
Must have a proven track record for designing engineered automotive products.
Ability to take full ownership of the product engineering role on a cross functional team and see a project through to successful launch.
Innovative but with a strong process orientation; track record of delivering on commitments in a development environment.
Ability to communicate complex engineering issues effectively to different stakeholders and lead design reviews.
Excellent team member and collaborator with other functions.
Strong mentoring skills.
Working knowledge of statistical methods used in engineering and manufacturing process design, testing and manufacturing scale-up; 6 Sigma Black Belt a plus.
International experience a plus.

Jackie Nabat, CPC, MBA
Executive VP, Executive & Technical Recruitment
(586) 772-6452