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Product Engineer- Mechanical Engineer

Job Title
Product Engineer- Mechanical Engineer
Job ID
Northville,  MI 48167
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SUMMARY:  Functions as primarily a design and development position with total responsibility for developing and launching into production thermoelectric based systems for our customers.



  • Ensure that product is designed within various industry quality standards according to applicable specification in a safe, cost efficient and timely manner while following the APQP process.
  • Act as a technical liaison between customer and project management.
  • Initiate, review and release design FMEA’s, DVP&R, BOM and drawings.
  • Organize manufacturing and industrial engineering related documentation for new and existing products.
  • Attend, support and participate in engineering development meetings, program launches with the customer.
  • Assist in the establishment of system requirements and specifications using correct engineering and technical disciplines.
  • Assure that project timing, performance, and cost targets are met.
  • Develop designs based off of customer requirements and specifications.
  • Establish a design review team, lead design reviews and audit design progress through product life cycle.
  • Assure product testing is completed, analyzed and that results are documented and communicated.
  • Support production and quality departments with design related issues through product validation.
  • Lead product improvement and cost reduction efforts through the product life cycle.
  • Continuously improve existing product design and internal processes to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Position will require domestic and international travel.
  • Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, minimum three years automotive experience (experience with automotive interiors, a plus), CAD experience using any of the following packages:


  • IDEAS, Catia, Pro-E, UniGraphics, demonstrated competence in the design of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of automotive plastic and metal forming processes
  • Automotive project management experience (knowledge of APQP process a plus)
  • Working knowledge of FMEA’s
  • Proven record of accomplishment with product development that launched into high volume production, good communication and business relations skills.


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