Karma Automotive

Designer - Exteriors

Job ID
Body Engineering
FLSA Status


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 Engineering Designer performs design and development of exterior components from concept through program approval.  Work with body/interior/exterior/electrical/wiring engineers to design/develop/package exterior components and assemblies. Create 3D CAD models utilizing Catia V5 to efficiently package and interface in surrounding environment.


  • Design exterior components (Fascia, Grilles, Claddings, Spoilers, Trim)
  • Develop/package/synthesize vehicle systems (exterior)
  • Develop study/proposal models
  • Create feasible master requirement sections
  • Create Catia V5 math models for Exterior commodities (Fascia, Grille, spoiler, claddings, trim) using advanced modeling techniques in Generative Shape Design (GSD) and Part Body. Knowledge of Smart Team a plus
  • Working with Studio and studio surface. Creating countermeasures and proposals with minimal effects to styling theme
  • Report and escalate major issues immediately to Exterior Engineering Supervisor
  • Coordinate/develop criteria sections with integrated safety counter-measure features included
  • Communicate issues to studio and suppliers
  • Extensive utilization and knowledge of Catia V5 modeling
  • Additional responsibilities include understanding/creating exterior assembly architecture and construction techniques, defining master template modeling structures, and developing and designing exterior component architecture


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor of Science (BS), Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent industry experience is acceptable
  • Extensive knowledge of Catia V5 modeling (5+ years using advanced functions)
  • Problem solving experience where issues are unusual and difficult
  • Previous OEM experience and automotive experience is preferred
  • Understanding of GD&T is required
  • Experience benchmarking design solutions and applying those into the design activities as appropriate
  • Experience with Class A Surface development and in developing (Typical Solutions) required
  • Experience with regulatory requirements preferred
  • 0%-20% travel - domestic and international
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills with the following: injection molding of large plastic components, experience with large injection molded assemblies, blow molded components, extrusions, metal stampings, or metallic subassemblies


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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