Karma Automotive

  • CATIA Designer, Closures

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    Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious.  We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace.  Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk. 


    The CATIA Designer is responsible for the design and development of closure components; doors, hoods, deck lids, and fenders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the design, engineering best practice, and is skilled in CAD (CATIA) and Data Management System/Smart Team.



    • Design parts from initial design, to prototype phase, and production
    • Able to create and manage CAD side of EBOM (Engineering Bill of Materials), including material selection and finish
    • Provide weekly updates of progress, goals and road blocksAble 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
    • Excellent communication skills and team player approach required
    • Consults with colleagues and supervisor as required
    • Report and escalate major issues immediately to Supervisor
    • Able to develop criteria sections for future vehicles
    • Conduct vehicle benchmark studies / technical research of competitive products, present findings and suggest recommendations
    • Document lessons learned


    • Associate’s or Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering or 15+ year experience required
    • Convertible and/or Sealing System Experience preferred.
    • 10 Plus Years Sheet Metal and/or Hardware Design Release Engineering experience
    • 10 Plus Years Component Design/Engineering Development
    • CATIA V5 experience required
    • 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 preferred
    • 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 in developing and working Criteria Development Section (Typical Sections)
    • 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
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.


    NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please


    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 may be available.


    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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