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Full-time Lead Design Engineer (automotive)

at jobexpertsconsultant in Indiana

Job/Position SummaryResponsible for providing technical product design expertise to the new product development and launch function. This position will also be responsible for product design engineering and/or analysis support of product series in development and currently in production phase.Major Areas of Responsibility

Create, maintain or analyze product designs in CAD/CAE.
Provide design and development expertise from new concept idea to production implementation, including but not limited to design stack up analysis, design for manufacturability, design for injection molding, mechanics of materials, spring fatigue predictions, incorporation of CTS standardized practice [including design guidelines], static & dynamic component relationship analysis, and design robustness to customer specification.
Support mature product improvement efforts for global products.
Communicate with customers, suppliers and development teams. Typical design details to be communicated include material selection, design for performance specification compliance, fatigue analysis and Test-Until-Failure behavior. Mentor less experienced engineers, designers or analysts.
Apply a principled approach to design engineering by creating and utilizing functional tools such as DRBFM, DFMEA, DFMA, FTA, design guidelines, Stack-up spreadsheets, GD&T, FEA, Moldflow analysis and other customer specific tools to guide design decisions.
Utilize PLM system to manage design data and communicate the data throughout the global organization.
Lead cross functional teams to insure PDP design engineering activities are completed per project schedule.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge and understanding of industry, departmental, company, and corporate procedures/systems: e.g., Statistical analysis, ISO, TS-16949, FMEA, ECO system, PDP, etc.
General understanding of cause and effect relationships that will provide the skill to identify and solve problems using tools such as FTA, 8-D, 5-why analysis, etc.
Self-motivated and results oriented, proactive with outstanding planning and follow-up skills.
Capable of managing and prioritizing multiple projects/tasks.
Ability to communicate and write effectively resulting in a clear understanding of the issues.
Ability to lead effective communication internally as well as with CTS customers and suppliers.
Proficient in Parametric Solid Modeling – preferably in Solid Edge.
Knowledgeable in molded part design and stamped part design.

Education and Experience

Technical Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
8+ years of experience in a technical field.
Experience with Japanese OEMs with the ability to prove designs mathematically is required.
Automotive industry experience is required.
Experience in a Manufacturing environment is required.

Physical Demands

Ability to work several hours at a computer.
Ability to travel (domestic and international) as needed.

Working Environment

Standard office environment.

Job Type: Full-time


Global company: 8 years (Required)
TS-16949: 8 years (Required)
Manufacturing Environment: 8 years (Required)
FMEA: 8 years (Required)
Solidedge: 8 years (Required)
Ability to prove designs mathematically: 8 years (Required)
PDP: 8 years (Required)
Parametric solid modeling: 8 years (Required)
8-D: 8 years (Required)
5-why analysis: 8 years (Required)
FTA: 8 years (Required)
Statistical Analysis: 8 years (Required)
Japanese OEM: 8 years (Required)
Automotive design engineering: 8 years (Required)


Bachelor's (Required)

Reference : Lead Design Engineer (automotive) jobs

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