Design Engineer

Rochester Hills, Michigan

Post Date: 11/15/2016 Job ID: 6382 Industry: Engineering

  • Increase the intimacy in customer interface with R&D / Program focus
  • Develop key insights into customer pipeline to position company during pre-award phase
  • Provide technical interface to position company products for early vehicle integration / validation for program use
  • Support identification of new product segment opportunities
  • Work both exterior and interior lighting roles
  • Support clear definition of target and priority activities with SP NA front office team
  • Become a trusted advisor and valued resource inside customer vehicle development group



  • Technical disciplines supported on site with customer
    • Its Mostly pre-award activity, but support is applied to P2 /P1 / P0
    • Mechanical interfaceto vehicle and global lamp geometry according to company rules (CAD) >> Expert
    • Optics and customer + regulatory requirements lighting requirements >> Ensure confirmation thorough company R&D network
    • Electronics >> Communicate customer condition to company R&D network for evaluation
  • Description of taskssupporting customer integration activity
    • Expert in customer mechanicaland lighting best practices > lamps and vehicle integration
    • New technology / product introduction, promotion of company content solutions for new vehicle programs through integration studies and design loops
    • Specific vehicle integration & design solutions supporting new RFQ’ s and customer tech reviews positioning company proactively (instead of reactive)
    • Understand company standard product solutions and identify customerstandard product opportunities
    • Provide customer interface and assistance for P1 programs as needed
    • Provide customer interface and assistance for P0 programs as needed
    • Understand overall customer vehicle development timeline and ensure milestones are communicated and met
    • Organization and distribution of CAD between customer data base and company R&D network
    • Help the customer understand company Design rules, how they affect vehicle integration, and value they create
    • Pro-actively participate in customer PD / Studio / Innovation meetings


  • Apply the compliance with the procedures and Environmental, Safety and Security good practices, to know, for their activities and the activities of subcontractors, the potential risks and their consequences, be there attentive and be reagent and know the associated action plans.




People Management: YES          NO ¨

If People Management, how many employees are managed?


Number of people:

Budget Management:  YES  ¨   NO ¨





  • What education and education level are necessary for the position?


Bachelor of Science from Accreddited University in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related field

Proficient in OEM CAD systems (CATIA, NX, etc)



Professional Experience
  • How many years of professional experience in a specific professional area are required for the position?


5 years minimum of professional experience (Sales, project) in Automotive industry on different accounts (OEMs)

Tammy Turner

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