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  • Job reference: RMS0195198

Lead Design Engineer - Lighting, Interior, Ambient

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Michigan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/07/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Lead the development of unique, innovative and advanced engineering lighting concepts and assembly designs - continuing these through release and product launch support;
Engineer mechanical, electromechanical, lighting components along with A-class surface and electronics integration;
Perform feasibility checks with respect to lighting, manufacturing, control & design aspects;
Work diligently with suppliers to develop each applicable component/sub-system to meet all weight, cost, durability, and performance targets;
Effectively collaborate with other engineering groups, suppliers and the leadership team to meet engineering deliverables within tight time constraints;
Ensure compliance of the system and component designs with all vehicle/component requirements, quality objectives, program milestones, performance, cost, weight & safety.
Travel and stay for multi-week interface and engineering sessions to Northern California (Travel 50%)
Education and Experience:
Deep Understanding of the fundamental differences in design and engineering of premium luxury lighting and systems and have examples or a portfolio of completed programs;
In-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets;
Experience in automotive component and subsystem engineering, demonstrating technical aptitude from concept through release and launch for production;
Proficiency in 3D modeling 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 1 full life cycle vehicle programs to include DVP&R and DFMEA;
Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of the programs;
Collaborate with manufacturing engineering and suppliers to transition concepts and designs to production;
Proven ability to manage difficult projects with tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout one's career;
Flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment;
Regular travel domestically and/or internationally may be required.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical (BSME, BSEE) Engineering;
4+ years of total work experience, with 2+ years of experience in automotive lighting design and development;
Understanding of automotive lighting design fundamentals; prototype development and testing; systems engineering fundamentals; and system power and control logic are needed to be successful in this position;
Intermediate design, packaging, A-class surface and 3D modeling skills (CATIA V5/6 preferred);
Experience with DFMEA, DVP&R, BOM management and specifications development;
Motivator that is organized and a team player that can offer solid solutions to quickly resolve challenging design issues with a creative passion for innovation.

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