Job Listing Description

Mechanical Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI.


  • The Mechanical Engineer – Senior will be responsible for the design, development and release efforts for automotive components from inception to production.   
  • The Mechanical Engineer – Senior will be involved with current production components in addition to future development programs. 
  • The individual filling this position will be responsible for the design specification, system development and validation of Driveline related components.
  • Core Driveline Candidates should have a background in manual transmissions, clutch & shift systems, PTU & Transfer cases, drive shafts and axles.
  • The desired candidate will have a recognized expertise in one or more of these areas.
  • Job responsibilities include development of performance specification, and virtual engineering tools for optimizing designs and developing product acceptance requirements.
  • Added responsibilities include leading best practices and lessons learned across release groups and platforms.
  • The candidate must be willing to learn, teach and provide leadership in vehicle adaptations, support the analysis and resolution of warranty claims, identify cost reduction initiatives, and product launch support.
  • The Engineer will be responsible to successfully interact and communicate transmission system requirements to Program Management, Vehicle Integration, Procurement & Supply, Supplier Quality, and associated engineering organizations.
  • The Engineer will define and develop customer functional objectives and prepare formal documentation as required for each program including Performance Standards, DFEMA’s, DVP&R's, and related program management documents.
  • The candidate will provide and review all design engineering calculations. He/she will coordinate and assist in the development of validation plans and support resolution of product quality issues.

​​​​​​​ Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, Other engineering disciplines will be considered with relevant experience.
  • 5 – 10 years Driveline engineering experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Firm understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals.
  • Technical career oriented, focus in automotive engineering.
  • Previous FMEA and DVP&R, PFMEA experience.
  • Knowledge with GD&T.
  • Proficient use of MS Office.
  •  Must have a valid driving license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS-ME.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Capable of analyzing complex data and providing a clear summary.
  • Driveline component manufacturing experience.  
  • Shainin Black Belt certification.
  • DFSS & DOE Experience.

Job Number: 1910103067
Job Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 06/12/2019
Last Updated: 10/11/2019
Attention: Katie Windhurst
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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