Lead Engineer – Closure Mechanisms

The Lead Engineer Closure Mechanisms will have ownership to conceptualize and engineer sub-systems and components (such as mechanisms and their related electronic controls like latches, handles, window regulators and actuators related to opening and closing) within the Body Engineering organization.

The person in this role will be paramount to achieve the Closure department's objective to be a world leader in the execution and manufacture of smart closure systems by building software controlled hardware systems. The Lead Engineer Closure Systems will report to the Senior Manager for Closures.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategically lead and develop the Closures BOM for mechatronic systems with focus on excellence, intuitive use and the ability of updating functions for the complete Closures System.
  • Command and control the Closures BOM from cradle to grave, creating concepts, criteria, best practices and designs - continuing these through series release and product launch support.
  • Work closely with Byton styling studio, cross-functional organizations and suppliers to develop applicable components/sub-systems to meet all weight, cost, durability, and performance targets.
  • Effectively collaborate with all stakeholders and the leadership team to meet engineering deliverables within tight time constraints.
  • Ensure compliance of the system and component designs with all vehicle/component technical and legal requirements, quality objectives, program milestones, performance, cost, weight & safety.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineering and manage suppliers to transition concepts and designs to production.

 

QUALITIES

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanism related automotive product design and development.
  • An in-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and execution feasibilities to achieve system requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets.
  • Understand how software driven control of closure functions works
  • Profound knowledge of integration requirements for and safety related aspects of hardware components
  • 3D modeling utilizing 3DX within an automotive product development environment.
  • Strong working knowledge in supplier management
  • Experience with creating technical documentation in at least 2 full life cycle vehicle programs, including DVP&R and DFMEA.
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, build and validation of sub-system and components.

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