Product Engineer


Auburn Hills, MI

5 - 7 years

Posted 221 days ago

  by    Cynet EngineeringTeam

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We are looking for ?Product Engineer for our client in Auburn Hills, MI

Job Title: Product Engineer

Job Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Job Type: Contract ? 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Min ?5?year of exp


  • ?Begins to mentor other team members as directed by Engineering Manager.
  • Supports Product strategy activities as directed by Engineering Manager.
  • Responsible for product design, engineering and development of assigned programs.
  • Creates and maintains DFMEA.
  • Initiates Engineering Change Notices for engineering changes.
  • Leads multi-disciplined design reviews on programs assigned.
  • Understands, interprets, and applies design solutions based on CAE analysis.
  • Maintains BOM on assigned products.
  • Writes Engineering Change Orders for engineering changes.
  • Coordinates prototype builds on assigned programs, including development of prototype build control plan.
  • Works closely with manufacturing engineers and purchasing on component procurement.
  • Performs Design Review by Test Result (DRBTR) teardown analysis of passing and failing test parts.
  • Performs root cause analysis for test or production issues.
  • Monitors individual program status and reports this information to Engineering Manager and Program Manager.
  • Represents STRATTEC in weekly Program Development Team meetings with customer.
  • Utilizes the STRATTEC Program Development Process (PDP) for program implementation.
  • Utilizes the STRATTEC Knowledge Management System (SKMS) for communicating engineering-related program deliverables.
  • Reports progress to manager both verbally and in writing as required.
  • Generates and implements cost reduction ideas.
  • Uses engineering tools and methods to assure design quality, mentors others in there use and learning of these tools.
  • Periodic travel to customer, suppliers, other STRATTEC/VAST facilities is required (~10%).
  • Leads VAST initiatives and global teams as required.
  • Interfaces with global customers, partners, and suppliers as required.

Primary Skills:

  • Must be able to conceptualize, plan and develop small electro-mechanical devices and mechanisms.
  • Must be able to perform strength of material and static force calculations.
  • Must have the ability to design springs and perform spring force/stress calculations is required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude to work with tools in tearing down product assemblies.
  • Must be able to multi-task, plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Must be able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate ideas.
  • Must be able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers.
  • Must be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Must have experience with DFMEA, DFM, DFA.
  • Must have experience in performing tolerance stacks.
  • Must have experience dimensioning and applying tolerances to components and assemblies.
  • Must have a working knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Must have experience with design for manufacturability/assembly (mechanisms, metal stampings, plastic injection molded parts, die cast parts, gears etc).
  • Must have 3D modeling experience (Pro-E, UG/NX or CATIA V5).
  • Must have experience in designing gears and performing gear calculations.
  • Must have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology. Red X or 8D is preferred.
  • Must have experience in working with CAE analysis team (FEA, ADAMS, Moldflow etc).
  • ?Good oral and written English language skills. 
  • German and/or Spanish language knowledge desirable.
  • Strong technical writing skills. 
  • Ability to effectively represent information and respond to questions in a meeting environment. 


  • BSME or related technical degree is required. 
  • 5-15years minimum experience in product development required. 
  • Previous project leadership required. 
  • Product design experience of electro-mechanical systems is preferred.