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Product Engineering Manager

Job Title
Product Engineering Manager
Job ID
Plymouth,  MI 48170
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Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals 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.

Product Engineering Manager


  • Lead an engineering team responsible for developing and launching automotive exterior lighting products.
  • Effectively coordinate communication between all global engineering centers.
  • Proven ability to direct multiple engineering and design teams in reviewing customer specifications and develop products that meet customer expectations. 
  • Ensure validation timelines are met and products meet certification requirements.
  • Rapidly develop product design corrections when necessary to address validation concerns.
  • Experience using CAD modeling and simulation tools for increasing engineering technology development efficiency and decreasing design cycle times specifically in the areas of optical, thermal, mechanical, electronics, reliability, and cost.
  • Fundamental knowledge of plastic part development, electrical, optical, thermal, and mechanical design with depth in at least one technical discipline.


BS/MS- Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering Management 


  • Minimum 7 years engineering work experience.
  • The ability to work, interface, and communicate with a wide variety of people and groups in different areas of R&D, manufacturing, product engineering, design and marketing.
  • Experience in injection molding process. Knowledge in electronic board development, LEDs, lighting, and plastic assembly techniques.
  • Knowledge of government regulation for lighting considered a plus.
  • Proven leadership skills to effectively staff programs, develop/coach engineers, create work plans and deliver on team commitments. 
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated core competencies of teamwork, self-development, customer focus, drive for results and integrity and trust.
  • Comfortable with direct customer interface and ability to discuss and negotiate engineering deliverables.
  • Prefer candidate to have manufacturing launch experience and familiarization with automotive PPAP activities.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in both Spanish and English.


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