Automotive Lead Design Engineer


Auburn Hills, MI

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 277 days ago

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Job Description:

  • Experience Level (Years) 5-15


  • Injection molding / Progressive die stamping / Die casting / Powdered metal / Fine blanking processes.
  • Thorough understanding of Gages and Fixtures.
  • General assembly processes including DFM/DFA and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • General understanding of error proofing (Poka/Yoke) in the assembly process.
  • Ability to provide input and guidance to the manufacturing team on the assembly process.

Primary Skills:

Key Words : 

  • automtoive Latches, Hinges, Spring Calculations, recliners, seat actuators, HVAC Damper door actuators
  • Free body diagram development.
  • Force and Torque calculations of complex mechanical systems, including efficiencies and losses.
  • Gear ratio calculations.
  • Spring calculations for all types of springs.
  • Screw calculations including run-down and strip-out torque analysis.
  • Electric motor performance curve analysis and calculations.
  • Ability to direct and interpret FEA analysis.
  • Ability to direct and interpret ADAMS kinematic analysis.
  • Ability to direct and interpret MOLDFLOW analysis.

Secondary Skills:

  • 10-15+ years of overall mechanicalengineeringexperiencerequired.
  • 5-10+ years of mechanisms experience is required:
  • Latches / Hinges / Handles / Seat mechanisms (seat track, retractors etc).
  • Manual Sunroof assemblies.
  • Other mechanisms.
  • 5+ years of electro-mechanicalexperience is highly preferred:
  • Powered closure systems (Power strut / Power Liftgate / Power sliding door etc).
  • Powered seat actuators or recliners.
  • Powered HVAC damper door actuators.
  • Window regulators.
  • Powered Sunroof assemblies.
  • Other electro-mechanical power actuators.

Educational Qualifications:

  • BE