Lead Engineer - Frames - RD 13153

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 19th December 2017
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
“New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.”
Our R&D Division is looking for a Lead Engineer - Frames to be based at its Tech Center in Auburn Hills, MI.
The Lead Engineer is responsible for complete and complex engineering projects. Their perimeter includes all parts and products of a complete seat or structure. They plan and execute complete engineering design projects, from initial design concept through to production and release and post-production support, for source automotive seat products. They have responsibility as project leader for work done by designers, design engineers and project engineers.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Formulates, recommends, and implements as phases of a project to complete it within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and completion target dates
  • Produces designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available
  • 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.
  • 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 solutions
  • Ensures that DV and PV engineering and test plans are completed at appropriate time
  • Ensures that all appropriate tests are performed
  • Ensures that product designs meet customer requirements, through direct consultation with customer technical personnel to determine their needs and wants
  • Provides information about needs, wants and developments affecting company products and plans by maintaining regular, direct contact with customer technical personnel
  • Assists in achievement of sale’s targets through direct participation in customer presentation
  • Other duties and special projects assigned
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Is responsible for searching the best practices and current designs and technologies available in the Group
  • Supervises project engineers, design engineers and designers and ensures their work meet all requirements by giving them clear and complete directions regarding design concepts and parameters
  • Makes sure that all BOM’s are built and updated
  • Is responsible for giving all information required to quote RFE and CR
  • Works closely with Program Management to understand and achieve Faurecia financial target
  • Responsible to lead DFMEA (Design Failure Modes and Affects) initial process, updates and sign-off of final DFMEA
  • Responsible to release CAD for Program Management to have quoted, sourced, etc.
  • References DFMEA and KDM
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, or applicable work experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in automotive seating including metal and trim development preferred, some project engineer experience preferred
  • Knowledge of automotive mechanism, design and engineering
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of automotive development tools and procedures preferred
  • Good understanding of FEA principals preferred
  • Good leadership/supervisory skills
  • Good oral and written communications and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

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