Lead Engineer - RES17815

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 16th April 2018
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Lead Engineer

 

Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, a French-based Tier-1 supplier of automotive seats in Auburn Hills, MI seeks a Lead Engineer for the hands-on development of automotive complete seat systems.  This advanced engineering position liaises with French headquarters and global R&D engineering centers to lead the implementation of complete seat programs and the development of new North American applications.  Duties:  oversee application of globally developed and engineered complete seat systems for proper implementation of global criteria design into North American market; analyze and evaluate all sources of product engineering problems for complete seats, to include material, noise, supplier, customer, and manufacturing facilities; oversee complete seat engineering programs, from initial design concept through launch, production and release, and post-production support; provide alternative design solutions for complete seat systems which consider design for cost reductions, serviceability, and manufacturing processes; use GD&T to analyze complete seat functionality for program improvements and vehicle assembly; use statistical analysis to determine feasibility of improvements; design and apply seat comfort methodologies, to include subjective clinics, design of experiments, and foam characteristic studies; test OEM due-care safety and occupant safety systems; evaluate prototype tooling and authorize release; perform on-site plant root cause evaluation using failure mode analysis on manufacturing and assembly problems; propose and implement Value Analysis/Value Engineering solutions and oversee completion of Design Verification and Product/product Verification engineering and test plans; oversee design and engineering work performed by designers, design engineers, and project engineers; provide alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications, and recommendations at the concept stage, and facilitate the selection of designs that achieve the best possible outcome.  

Minimum education and experience:  Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or foreign equivalent  + 3 years’ experience with a Tier-1 automotive supplier in a design or development engineering position (or combination) responsible for the design and engineering of automotive seating systems, or Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or foreign equivalent + 5 years’ experience with a Tier-1 automotive supplier in a design or development engineering position (or combination) responsible for the design and engineering of automotive seating systems.  Special skills:  Must have 3 years of experience in each of the following:  design of complete seat frame, incorporation of design changes, and implementation of final assembly processes; diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complete seat design and production problems; identification, reproduction, and analysis of buzz, squeak, rattle seat noise source, and selection of tools to quantify, resolve, and eliminate noise on seats; use of CATIA and UG Kinematics to analyze seat designs and guide designers, design engineers, and project engineers in the development of complete seat designs; design, development, and launch of complete seat programs; analysis of GD&T data relative to ISO standards influencing complete seat performance; product design, including stackup and mold flow analysis; internal and external production launch support for complete seat programs; onsite production validation of complete seats.  Experience may be acquired concurrently.  Send resume to Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, Attn: Anna Rossi, 2800 High Meadow Circle, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326, or apply online at www.faurecia.com (Job # RES17815).


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