Karma Automotive

  • Engineering Supervisor, HVAC Thermal Systems

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  • Overview

    Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.


    We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.


    Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.


    The Design Release Engineer - HVAC to evaluate/develop supplier parts to ensure product meets design targets. Develop drawings with CAD designers and release through the various program gate reviews.



    • Parts released on time for program development schedule
    • Production tools complete in time for SOP
    • Liaison to manufacturing, service and vendors to implement designs that is cost effective and manufacturable.
    • Ensure program timing is met.
    • Component specification development.
    • System mechanization development.
    • System bill of material generation and cost analysis.
    • Drawing development and release.
    • Verify all part designs are manufacturable
    • Verify all part designs can be assembled on the vehicle
    • Ensure all part designs meet styling studio requirements
    • Ensure all part designs accommodate all build variation expected and still meet all vehicle level fit, form, and functional requirements
    • Coordinate designs with all interfacing departments
    • Give direction to CAD designers to complete part designs
    • Write engineering change documentation in FAST
    • Manage all supply base as required
    • Drive part development timeline
    • Ensure part availability for all pre-production and production builds
    • Provide all engineering requirements (GD&T, DVP, etc.) for supplier PPAP
    • Develop cost effective designs from both a tooling and piece cost perspective
    • Resolve all build issues resulting from part design
    • Support all build issues from a manufacturing and assembly perspective
    • Manage all part changes required


    • Mechanical/Aerospace/Automotive Engineering degree or equivalent proven experience.
    • 5-10 years of experience with vehicle HVAC, Powertrain cooling component or sub-system design experience or Equiv.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Catia experience preferred.
    • Capable of leading suppliers
    • Team player and sense of urgency
    • Accountable
    • Able to travel domestically within US and internationally.


    No 3rd Parties.  Principals Only, Please


    Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can build 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. 


    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity 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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