Senior Product Engineer

Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date Posted: 08-07-2017
Are you an innovative and experienced Product or Project Engineer that enjoys being on the forefront of new product development?  Do you want to be part of a growing and progressive company that values its customers, employees and providing a top of the line product?  Then we may have the right position for you! 
 
We are working with one of our top clients is looking to add a Senior Product Engineer to their innovation team.  This individual will be responsible for supporting new product development and fostering relationships between both internal and external customers.  They will also be responsible for all concept, prototype development, testing to the production phase of products.  product design with the customer and the Company’s engineering department, leading product design with cross functional teams from concept through design completion and validation, and reporting all program related issues and updates to the engineering director.  
 
Qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Plastics related field as well as 10 years of experience with product or project engineering experience within the  customers in the automotive industry or interior or exterior components.
 
The Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes medical, dental, life and short-term disability insurance, profit sharing, 401-K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation time, and an excellent bonus program.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop concepts and track prototype and production designs for new product development
  • Support Program Management, Sales and Commercial with product engineering as required.
  • Create, update and release of DFMEA’s.
  • Create and release of Customer and the Company’s assembly drawings.
  • Create and release of all sub-component drawings
  • Support prototype part builds.
  • Compile all test specifications and government regulations.
  • Support the creation and evaluation of test plans (DVP&R).
  • Support and evaluate pre-production part builds, samples, layouts, test lab reports, Run at Rate and plant (Customer and the Company).
  • Support Validation (PV) testing.
  • Leading internal design reviews.
 
   
OTHER ACTIVITIES
  • Engineering support for legacy products currently in mass production or service
  • Working with the Company’s Sales and Commercial Teams on customer RFQ’s
  • VA/VE activity and Benchmarking. Specifically working with the Company’s Advanced Engineering and Sales Teams on gathering and generating data for new materials, new design concepts, new technologies, and presenting it to the customer
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Plastics related field.
  • 10 years of experience with product design and customers in the automotive industry.
  • Customer specific engineering and change control experience.
  • Experience with assortment of standard hand tools and custom equipment to build prototype and pre-production trial parts, Custom inspection gages and Digital calipers
  • Software expertise in the compete Microsoft Office Suite plus Microsoft Project
  • Experience working with Asian and European cultures preferred.
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