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Product Development Engineer- Thermal

Job Title
Product Development Engineer- Thermal
Job ID
Northville,  MI 48167
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Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 150+ individual’s nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Our Client is the leader in thermal technology, they design, develop, and manufacture heating, cooling, and ventilating devices for diverse global markets.

Design, develop, validate and launch Thermo-electric based Thermal Convenience products such Cool Bins and Cup Holders


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (Other duties may be assigned):


·         Review customer SOR’s (Statement of Requirements) and Technical Specifications

·         Develop design based on customer and/or internal specifications and requirements

·         Ensure design is completed in accordance with industry standards in a safe, cost efficient and timely manner

·         Create and maintain APQP documents (DFMEA, DVP&R, BOM, GD&T, drawings, etc.)

·         Lead design reviews in a team environment for the design feasibility

·         Support manufacturing reviews for optimization of manufacturing processes

·         Direct and coordinate all phases of product development cycle including prototype builds, functional, environmental and electrical testing, specifications and others APQP documentation updates

·         Support test lab for validation testing

·         Actively support engineering development meetings, program launches with customer & internal teams

·         Develop and support engineering presentations for program specific technical issues for internal and external customers 

·         Work closely with external suppliers to ensure technical requirements are met on time within cost targets

·         Continuously improve product designs and internal processes to increase customer satisfaction

·         Benchmark competitor’s products for comparison and improvements

·         Develop new Intellectual Property (IP) to safeguard designs and to review competitors IP for possible infringements



·         Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

·         4 years or more automotive experience (automotive interior system a plus)

·         Working knowledge of 3D CAD software (IDEAS, Catia, Pro-E, UniGraphics, etc.)

·         Demonstrated competence in the design of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems

·         Experience with automotive plastic resins and molding process is highly desirable

·         Familiarity with automotive project management experience (knowledge of APQP process a plus)

·         Proven record of accomplishment with product development that launched into high volume production, good communication and business relations skills

·         Hands on experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)  & Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFA) Software (highly preferred)

·         International travel required (5%) and after hours meetings (with Asia and Eurpoean teams).


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