Overall responsibilities and duties: The Plastics Lead Engineer is responsible for complete and complex engineering projects for plastic components. Responsibility as the project leader for work executed by project/product engineers, design engineers, and designers that are in local or remote locations. This role plans and executes complete development projects from initial design through production launch serialization and post launch support ensuring the highest design quality and customer satisfaction.
The main missions of the role are: Formulates, recommends, and implements as phases of a project to complete it within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and schedule target dates Produces designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available Supports achieving the Engineering budget ensuring its application, adherence and timely updates through the Engineering Manager Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation, and performance. Ensures that product designs meet customer specifications / requirements through direct consultation with customer technical personnel Contributes to manufacturing performance and customer service by assisting in the solution production or quality problems associates with the design. Proposes and implements VA/VE ideas and initiatives Supervises project/product engineers, design engineers and designers and ensures their work meets all requirements by giving them clear and complete design direction Ensures that all BOMs are built, released, and updated in Magellan as required
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
Experience: 5 years’ experience in engineering development of plastics components. Experience in automotive seating preferred
Skills & Competencies: Extensive knowledge of plastic part engineering (design, industrialization, and validation) Knowledge of plastic injection molding process and tool design Knowledge of resin materials (such as material property impact on design, process, and performance) Ability to review drawing quality including GD&T and convergence to supplier feasibility Direct remote design teams (such as India) for 3D part modeling Ensure plastic design are meeting the Faurecia practice rules Familiar with opening viewing models in UG/Catia is preferred Strong knowledge of specific engineering processes (Design to Cost, DFMEA, DFA/DFM, 8-D, 5-Phase, etc.) DFSS Green Belt Certification is preferred but not required Good understanding of FEA principles