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Automotive Seat Mechanisms Engineer
Detroit Metro TT2344943


Our client is a world-class leading automotive seating components supplier. The position is located in the Western suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. This is a Design Engineer position responsible for the engineering and design of automotive seats, mechanisms and structures including the design, development, testing, validation and support of manufacturing for improvements of current systems and advanced development of new systems including seat Adjusters, Recliners, Head Restraints, Lumbar Mechanisms, Seat back latches, floor latches, etc. The engineer will be responsible for Complete mechanism product design in Cad including tolerance studies, packaging studies, fits, tool clearance and manufacturability. As well as engineering deliverables including product design, drawings and checking, product specification, analysis, PDFSS, DFMEA, DVP&R, and Safety Sign Offs and design objectives / program timing. Pugh analysis, root cause analysis, design guidelines, best practices, past program lessons learned, competitive product benchmarking information. Ensuring prototype samples meet appearance and functional performance standards and ensuring completion of appropriate product validation testing. Optimizing seat system weight, cost and part count. Using core components when possible.



Perform studies to benchmark and evaluate competing design proposals.


Design concepts and perform vehicle package studies using Catia v5 CAD software.


Evaluate seat & mechanism kinematics, FEA analysis, and interpret results.


Create drawings and apply GD&T, Critical and Significant Characteristics.


Generate BOM's, maintain open issues lists, and typical engineering documents.


Conduct component tolerance studies and assembly stack evaluations.


Perform engineering calculations for mass, strength and performance.


Schedule and comprehend test results, prepare DFMEA's, PFMEA’s and DVP&R's.


Prepare engineering documents, and coordinate with customer, suppliers, and assembly plants.


This position requires a team player with strong communication and customer interface skills. Four year B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10 years experience in an automotive seating and mechanisms.


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