Lead Engineer - Frames & Mechanisms - RES18244

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 12th September 2019
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 North American Seating Division is looking for a Lead Engineer - Frames & Mechanisms to be based at its Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The main missions of the role are to:

    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

  • 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.

  • Is responsible for timely completion  of KDM templates

  • Makes sure that Work Packages are updated on time

  • Makes sure that information provided in EFM is accurate and EFM closure meets program timing

  • Other duties and special projects assigned

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field (Master’s preferred)
  • 7 years’ experience in automotive seating including metal mechanisms preferred
  •  Project engineer 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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