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Automotive Interiors Lead Product Engineer
Detroit Metro (BH03111)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Lead Engineer Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering principles and analytical techniques to the design and/or development of product concepts, components, or assemblies. Supervises a small team to meet program requirements. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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Conducts and coordinates the complete development (i.e. design, build and test) of the designated systems and ensures timing deadlines are met. 

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Coordinates design, shop and lab activities.
Leads a small team in the successful completion of the program requirements for the designated system. Provides regular feedback regarding accomplishments and areas for improvement to team members.

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May conduct Continuous Improvement Reviews as directed by manager.

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Develops customer requirements and applies regulations to the design of the designated systems, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in design.

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Creates product specifications in highly complex products and applies them to designs to meet customer expectations. Ensures compliance to customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

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Analyzes system level problems and formulates engineering conclusions by the application of engineering and/or mathematical principles.

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Effectively applies knowledge of manufacturing processes and engineering tools to the development of the system.

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Facilitates the DFMEA process.

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Conducts Design Reviews with plants and suppliers.

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Makes design sketches and oversees the design/drafting of the system.

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Manages design process for robustness and release timing requirements.

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Oversees successful completion of all changes (MICR, PCN, RFQ) for the
designated components in accordance with established procedures and within established deadlines.

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Oversees accuracy and communication of Bill of Material.

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Plans build process to ensure timeliness and quality of components and
assemblies.

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Manages supplier relations to ensure customer expectations are exceeded.

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Develops DVP&R and ensures customer acceptance.

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Files intellectual property disclosures as appropriate.

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Plans and schedules activities to meet program requirements. Assigns work appropriately to qualified engineering team members.

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Coordinates and prepares engineering deliverables related to the assigned system, pursuant to the Product Delivery Process (PDP).

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Effectively communicates with project team and effectively maintains all appropriate documentation.

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Coordinates designs with vendors, manufacturing, quality organizations and the customer where appropriate. Meets with vendor representatives regarding design changes or modifications resulting from part interface or cost reduction proposals.

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Manages applicable test and prototype costs in relation to established
program budget.

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Consults with engineering personnel regarding design specifications,
manufacturing processes, legal, safety, and government requirements.

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Assists company with recruiting efforts, including but not limited to finding candidates and conducting interviews of candidates as necessary.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education:  This position requires Bachelors degree in Engineering.

Experience/Special Knowledge:

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Minimum of 7 years of diversified engineering experience to include an understanding of assembly and component manufacture and proven ability to lead a small team of engineers.

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Ability to apply and utilize advanced math-based tools, academic, regulatory and engineering principles in the development of automotive components

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Competency in CAD and GD&T.

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Proficient skills in Value Engineering, DFA and FMEA. 

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Ability to communicate effectively with all staff levels, both verbally and in writing.

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Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations, leadership and coordinating and completing multiple tasks within and across departments to meet changing deadlines.

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Proficient skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

 

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