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Project Engineer - Comfort

Posted 2 years ago in Automotive

Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry seeking a Project Engineer for its Troy Michigan operation.

Salary based on experience

Scope of Position

The project engineer plans and executes complete engineering design products or specific projects, from initial design concept through to production release and post-production support, for source automotive seat products.

Minimum Requirements
  • Very knowledgeable of foam products for seat including chemistry, process and tooling
  • Minimum 10 years seating experience
  • Minimum 5 years specializing in seat comfort
  • Engineering Degree
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Sound mathematical skills (statistics experience a must)
Preferred Requirements
  • Engineering Degree (with specialties such as Chemical, Plastics, Electronics, Mechanic, Automotive Textile, Textile Mill) or applicable work experience.
  • 1 to 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • For Senior positions 8+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of automotive seating.
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of automotive development tools such as DFTLEA, DFA/DFM, DOE, T&R plan and procedures preferred
  • Good understanding of FEA principles
  • Good oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A second language if necessary (French, Chinese or other foreign language}

Main Duties
  • Primary technical interface with chemical and foam products suppliers
  • Contributes to the evaluation of potential new suppliers
  • Provides cost estimates for foam products
  • Directs efforts of CAE activities using Company tools (Hpt simulation)
  • Directs use of Company seat comfort methodologies on NA programs
  • Very knowledgeable of foam products for seat including chemistry, process and tooling
  • Formulates, recommends, and implements as phases of a project to complete it within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and completion target dates.
  • Produces designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available.
  • Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation, and performance.
  • Contributes to manufacturing performance and customer service by assisting in the solution of production or quality problems associates with the design.
  • Proposes and implements VA/VE solutions
  • Ensures that all appropriate tests are performed
  • Ensures that product designs meet customer requirements, through direct consultation with customer technical personnel to determine their needs and wants.
  • Provides information about needs, wants and developments affecting company products and plans by maintaining regular, direct contact with customer technical personnel.
  • Assists in achievement of sale’s targets through direct participation in customer presentation
  • Other duties and special projects assigned

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