Interior Engineer

Company based in US is now searching for an Interior Engineer. 

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the interior specification meeting or exceeding product plan.
  • Oversees development of seats ensuring compliance with regulatory and company test requirements.
  • Starting with a clay model, collaborates with Industrial Design to determine part break up.
  • Continuous improvement and execution of future technology with materials, tooling, processes, structures, and mechanisms.
  • Utilization of engineering and business systems to prepare a cost analysis of a vehicle’s interior.
  • Material selection identifying key physical properties
  • Lead designers by providing technical and styling direction
  • Experience with FMVSS regulatory and safety compliance
  • Analyzes field failures defining root cause and implementing cost effective corrective actions
  • Interfaces with: Industrial design, purchasing, designers, quality, manufacturing, marketing, product managers, and technicians
  • Translates product specific objectives into a detailed technical specification including cost.
  • Plans and implements PDP phases of a project, completing within technical, schedule and cost requirements.
  • Provide technical support to purchasing developing specifications for RFQ’s and assistance with supplier selection.
  • Collaborate with purchasing to specify and source lower cost alternatives
  •  Define next generation products by benchmarking existing vehicles defining tooling/BOM cost
  • Manufacturing support

Business & Leadership Skills

  • Ability to effectively influence and work in cooperation with cross functional teams
  • Strong communication, presentation and teamwork skills including the ability to write clear and concise technical documentation
  • The ability to break down problems and gain understanding to make effective decisions
  • The passion to set and meet high standards of performance
  • The ability to persuade others to support the company agenda / objectives
  • The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a matrix organization and effectively lead without direct positional authority
  • Ability to travel 20% to support product launches, new technology implementations and overall troubleshooting across the plant network
     

Primary Skills:

  • DFMEA and PFMEA development and assessment
  • Strong computer skills with ability to quickly learn new software/applications
  • Value Stream Mapping and Process Optimisation
  • Project management – initiating, planning, executing project work
  • High level of analytical ability to apply to unusual and difficult problems

Secondary Skills: 

  • Experience with both flexible and rigid packaging (paper, board and Plastics)
  • Experience using SolidWorks or ProEngineer is preferred.            

 

Day to Day Responsibilities :

  • DFMEA and PFMEA development and assessment.

  • Strong computer skills with ability to quickly learn new software/applications.

  • Value Stream Mapping and Process Optimization .

  • Project management – initiating, planning, executing project work.

  • High level of analytical ability to apply to unusual and difficult problems

 

Education: BS/MS degree in Product design or Industrial design or Human factors study.

 

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