2018-12-05

ADVANCED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER -
Job Opportunity at Professional Partners Group

Posted on Dec 5

http://www.professionalpartnersgroup.net    (623) 755-0184

Location: Marshall, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4174362

ADVANCED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER -
 
Location: United States - Michigan - Marshall
Industry: Manufacturing & Production
 
Job Category: Engineering - Mechanical
The Lead Engineer directs project activities through application of proficient technical knowledge and leadership competencies.  The span of project responsibly include initial gathering of the voice of the customer performance requirements, product definition, product design, product development, manufacturing support and product launch.  Also responsible for direct interface with customers, suppliers and facilities globally. 
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides project leadership, mentoring, and training for new or junior-level employees on design and development processes, software, procedures, specifications, etc. Reviews and reports on engineering metrics and/or test results through engineering reports and written correspondence to ensure timely and effective communication with supervisors and peers.
  • Keeps informed of state-of-the-art technology, designs and develops new products and processes and improves existing products and processes.  Supports the implementation of design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization through analysis of designs and problem solving techniques.  Directly interacts with the customer to communicate the project status and adjust based on customer feedback.
  • Understands design, development, and failure analysis through the use of DFMEA, customer returns, or specific development projects.  Applies fundamental engineering practices and decision making for problem solving.  Available to travel to the customer within-the-hour should the need arise whether related to an product or to aid in the troubleshooting process for the related system.  Has practical experience with change management processes including CO, CR, and MCO.
  • Provides guidance to engineering personnel throughout the division in a specific field of technology and makes presentations to internal and external customers on programs or products as required. Provides technical expertise that may include supporting field failure analysis, developing recommended corrective actions, and providing necessary reports as well as training in areas of expertise. Has experience with change management, Supply chain processes.
  • Actively pursues knowledge in the process for design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization through analysis of designs and problem solving techniques. Suggests alternative methodologies or techniques to achieving desired results.
  • Understands the engineering methodologies within the division as well as other departments and their relationship to engineering. Participates in providing the creation, implementation and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and work instructions in order to build and promote a team environment for product introduction, development and support activities.
  • Conceives and writes patent disclosures to substantiate patent applications and accumulates the necessary documentation.  Protects Intellectual Property (IP).
  • Complies with requirements of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
 
Qualifications
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of product development experience.
  • Automotive or commercial vehicle industry experience is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Large-scale cross functional project team management experience.
  • 6+ years of application or product design engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in torque control products.
  • Experience working with international locations and customers.
  • Ferrous materials knowledge, including selection, processing and part design.
  • Strong analytical skills with system modeling/simulation experience.
  • Experience with DFSS and/or DMAIC methodologies.
Position Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence and impact others’ decision making.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple programs, set priorities and achieve results.
Security Clearance Required: No

Full-time Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 


CANDIDATE DETAILS
5+ to 7 years experience
Seniority Level - Associate
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally
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