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Product Development Engineer

Position Description

Lead the design and development of a system in one of four key product lines (air induction, fluid reservoirs, HVAC ducting, interiors) through all program stages including design, prototyping, testing, validation, and launch.

  • Interface with OEM Engineering, Program Management, and Manufacturing to design and develop air induction systems that provide high value solutions.
  • Optimize design to meet required functional targets.
  • Work with internal manufacturing and feasibility groups to optimize the system for cost, weight, and investment.
  • Release and manage design changes internally and externally.
  • Coordinate and track system and component testing.  Update DVPR and report results to the customer.
  • Release prototype design levels and coordinate delivery with customer.
  • Work with internal plants to resolve launch issues and respond to the customer.
  • Lead informal and formal design reviews during the program cycle.
  • Monitor internal and external components to ensure program timing is met.
  • APQP responsibility including Open Issues, DFMEA, Timing, and DVP&R completion.
  • Participate in benchmarking activities.
  • Participate in customer gate, design, and technical reviews as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited University
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing at all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of plastic design, injection molding, blow molding, plastic welding, and assembly processes and tooling construction
  • Working knowledge of Teamcenter, CATIA V5 and/or Unigraphics NX
  • Working knowledge of analytical tools (FEA, CFD, GT-Power, Mold Flow)


  • Southeast Michigan, Northwest Ohio