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Mechanical Engineer

PDS Tech is looking for a Mechanical Engineer that will be responsible for the design, development, and release efforts for automotive components from inception to production. The Mechanical Engineer – Intermediate will be involved with current production components in addition to future development programs. 

  • Design vehicle components from concept and prototype build levels to production, including characteristics from Lessons Learned in other programs and the COE engineering requirements. 
  • Develop statement of work/source package for the component supplier.
  • Assess component suppliers to determine their technical competence to manufacture the component.
  • Develop DFMEA’s to identify potential failure modes and DVP&Rs to ensure that functional objectives are met by the component design and validation is completed. 
  • Design the component for manufacturability and assembly, as well as work with other Product Engineers with interfacing components and systems.
  • Participate in post-test reviews including failure analysis, and work closely with suppliers and manufacturing plants to ensure that design changes are robust and feasible for manufacturing. 
  • Lead global cross functional teams to develop parts which meet all regions requirements.
  • Define “No Touch” zones on the components during assembly.
  • Critique the manufacturing equipment and functions on the supplier floor with Supplier Quality engineer.
  • Assess near production level parts, material dunnage and line delivery plans with the global teams, including the suppliers.
  • Track warranty items, work with supplier quality personnel to address manufacturing and quality concerns.
  • Deliver all functional and manufacturing aspects for the component.

  • BS degree required in Mechanical Engineering preferred from an ABET accredited university.
  • 1-3 years related experience with mechanical engineering component design preferred.
  • Good communication, presentation and technical report writing skills (comfortable interfacing with business partners of all levels).
  • Engineer must be experienced with basic PC software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).
  • Good teamwork skills, ability to work independently and to manage suppliers.
  • Knowledge of releasing process, DFMEA’s, DVP’s and root cause analysis methodologies.

Preferred Requirements: 

  • MBA or Master of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university.
  • Passion for, interest in and hands on working knowledge of cars. 
  • Experience releasing components at an OEM or large Tier 1 company.
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier management. 

Job Number: 2010120631
Job Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 3 months
Input Date: 11/14/2020
Last Updated: 11/24/2020
Attention: Scott Clark
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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