Product Design Engineer w/ knowledge of German language

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Detroit, MI
$70,000 - $95,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Jun 20, 2017
Job ID
Established international company has an opportunity at a site in suburban Detroit, MI for a Product Design Engineer.  In this role will be involved with design of components and product coordination around combustion engines.  Will contribute to optimization activities and technical improvements.  Will create FMEA as well as support serial product improvement to improve cost reduction  and/or quality.  Will make improvements of specific product development methods and tools.  For engineering work packages will prepare cost and efforts estimation within development projects.  Will develop engine components and filter modules from request for quote to serial production.  Will consider existing company-owned and third party intellectual property and generation of solutions that are new patent worthy. 
  • BSME or related degree with a preference for a Master’s degree
  • At least 1 to 3 years of development of components  preferably for combustion engines or within powertrain
  • Prefer experience in engine cooling or lube oil management
  • Would like experience in the design of injection molded or die cast components
  • Would like knowledge that is basic in development and layout of powertrain components
  • Automotive industry product development process familiarity
  • Desire project management experience
  • Communication skills that are excellent
  • Knowledge of the German language is required
  • Handling FMEA software experience is a plus
  • International experience a plus
  • Willingness to travel some to include domestic and internationally is required
  • MS Office suite proficiency
  • Design techniques knowledge as well as CAD systems experience – prefer CATIA or NX
  • Authorized to work indefinitely in the USA without sponsorship