Karma Automotive

Sr. Design Release Engineer (Closures)

Job ID
2017-2754
Department
Body Engineering
FLSA Status
Exempt

Overview

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 

 

We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.

 

If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.  The Senior Product Development Engineer (Closures)  acts like a Project Manager and is responsible for Closures Door-In-White (DIW) and Hardware (to include forged, and stamped hinges.

Responsibilities

  • Manage parts from initial design, to prototype phase, and production;
  • Create and manage EBOM (Engineering Bill of Materials), including material selection and finish;
  • Coordinate release of engineering changes, and appropriate documentation;
  • Provide weekly updates of progress, goals and road blocks;
  • Apply budget constraints as part of the engineering design process;
  • Able to work within a cross-functional team to achieve goals;
  • Verify styling theme feasibility (manufacturing, ergonomic, service, safety, regulatory etc.);
  • Understand and update Engineering documentation such as TES’s (Tech. Spec’s), DFMEA’s (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and DVP’s (Design Verification Plan);
  • Able to coordinate and complete mock-up of parts for evaluation;
  • Able to work closely with Suppliers to achieve goals;
  • Track open issues via issue tracking process, drive communication to closure of issues;
  • Plan for parts timing alignment with overall program timing plan;
  • Coordinate testing to validate seal design;
  • Excellent communication skills and team player approach required;
  • Consults with colleagues and supervisor as required;
  • Report and escalate major issues immediately to Supervisor;
  • Develop targets for investment (engineering and tooling) and piece cost;
  • Able to develop criteria sections for future vehicles;
  • Conduct vehicle benchmark studies / technical research of competitive products, present findings and suggest recommendations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or similar, required;
  • 5 + years Sheet Metal and/or Hardware Design Release Engineering experience;
  • 5+ years Component Design/Engineering Development;
  • Good analytical skills for calculating simple structures, or perform using CAE;
  • CATIA V5 experience preferred;
  • SmarTeam experience preferred;
  • Experience or knowledge of root cause analysis or Design of Experiment;
  • Previous OEM and automotive experience required;
  • Previous Design Release Engineer experience in Product Engineering required;
  • Previous assembly plant launch experience required;
  • Dimensional Management and Dimensional Checking experience preferred. Understanding of GD&T required;
  • Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R);
  • Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA);
  • Experience with Frameless Door Systems preferred;
  • Experience in developing and working Criteria Development Section (Typical Sections);
  • Willingness to travel to Supplier, and Assembly Plant during launch;
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and others;
  • Experience or knowledge of forming processes such as stamping, injection moldings, casting, and extrusions.

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.

 

NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please

 

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.

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