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Lead Design Engineer - Exterior Trim Systems

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Santa Clara, California
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/04/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
The Exterior Trim Engineer will lead in the architectural establishment and the conceptualization, design and engineering of large exterior modules, sub-systems and components within the Body Engineering organization. The person in this role will support the Exteriors department's objective to manage the successful launch of the exterior plastics system from initial concept through to volume production.


Lead in the technical development of unique, innovative and advanced engineering exterior trim concepts and component designs - continuing these through series release and product launch support
Assist in engineering mechanical, kinematic and structural components that also consist of A-class surface and sensor/electronics integration
Perform technical feasibility checks with respect to material, manufacturing & product design aspects
Work closely with industrial design studio, cross-functional organizations and suppliers to develop each applicable component/sub-system to meet all mass, cost and performance targets
Effectively collaborate with all stakeholders and leadership team to meet engineering deliverables within tight time constraints.
Ensure compliance of the system and component designs with all vehicle/component technical requirements, quality objectives, program milestones, performance, cost, weight & safety.
Effectively collaborate with other engineering groups, suppliers and the leadership team to meet engineering deliverables within tight time constraints
Collaborate with manufacturing engineering and suppliers to transition concepts and designs to volume production

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
A minimum of 5 years of experience in Class A related automotive product design and development.
An in-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve system requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets.
Proficiency in 3D modelling utilizing CATIA V5 within an automotive product development environment
Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with modern GD&T and dimensional engineering practices
Experience with technical documentation in at least 2 full life cycles vehicle programs to include DVP&R, DFMEA.
Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, build and validation of sub-system and components

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