Design Engineer

Job Title
Design Engineer
Job ID
Novi,  MI 48377
Other Location

This position will provide service for US OEM's.  Candidate will move from concept design to freeze design and be responsible for design changes in further phases throughout the project life circle.

  • Lead technical review meetings with OEM in project quotation phase.
  • Design air outlet components with 3D modeling, 2D drawing, DFMEA, materials selection, verification, validation, manufacturability and serviceability.
  • Coordinate and manage other CAD team members to achieve customer and internal design deadlines.
  • Identify and communicate technical problems such as mold flow, tooling, CAE with OEM
  • Consult with China engineering team regarding technical feasibility, offer solutions to problems, and present results of development projects.
  • Coordinate regular review meetings with OEM and submit meeting minutes, design progress reports, schedules, upcoming deliverables and technical solutions.
  • Develop innovative concepts for new projects.
  • Design and release of components in the OEM data system environment, for example, Team Center.
  • Responsible for documentation and review of component design specification, design guides and templates.
  • Capitalize experience from the design project through lessons learned process.
  • Share benchmark information with China development team.
  • Report to Overseas Design Manager at North American Office.
  • 80% CAD work and 20% Engineering work or visa versa.


  • BSE in Mechanical Engineering or Design Engineering, excellent plastics tooling knowledge preferred.
  • 5+years experience in HVAC/Thermal Design with OEM in automotive.
  • Air outlet design or development experience required.
  • FCA and GM experience required.
  • Team player with communication and coordination skills, executive ability.
  • Excellent English language skills; both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of CAD Methodology, skilled with UG NX (Priority) or CATIA, 
  • In depth knowledge of APQP, DFMEA, GD&T, DVP, Tolerance Stack-up, reliability engineering and plastics.

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