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Application Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Southfield, Michigan
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/02/2019
  • Duration: full-time
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The Role:
Job Summary:

Leads the project planning, design, developing testing, and release of new products and product enhancements. Projects can be complex, requiring cross-disciplinary integration and wide application of concepts.


Gathers and comprehends customer requirements by supporting the team prior and during customer interface meetings; researching and recording historical and benchmark information regarding the customer's need; creating and maintaining a record of potential risks with the product design.
Translates customers' requirements into product specifications; interfaces with customer representatives to ensure their desired features and performance levels are properly comprehended in product specifications.
Compiles reports and completes documentation to track and facilitate the product development process.
Validates the design of new products or product enhancement by completing various analysis such as stack-ups, DFMEA, Finite Element Analysis, Design for Assembly/ Manufacturing Studies, and Noise, vibration, and harshness studies.
Delivers technical presentations to various stockholders; participates in various technical reviews through the product development cycle.
Establishes key product characteristics and develops a bill of materials for an approved design.
Compiles reports and completes documentation to track and facilitate the product development process.
Coordinates the testing and validation of product designs; gains prototype and part approval.
Attains final authorization, documentation and release to production of new product or product enhancement design; completes design drawings or other documentation; obtains drawing approval and issuance of notice of release; supports product launch activities.
Close interaction and participation in plant activities such as Kaizen events; scrap reduction support; launch support.
All other duties are assigned.
Required Education:

Degree in Engineering or comparable field plus 2-7 years professional experience
Preferred Qualifications:

Cast components, preferably cast iron components.
Iron casting process
Driveline systems or driveline components
Suspension components
Functional Competencies:

Decision Quality - Working experience
Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Working Experience
Program Management - Working Experience
Engineering Standards, Procedures, Policies, and Operational Functions - Working Experience.

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