Sr. Product Design Engineer

Wolverine - Plymouth, MI

Summary Performs the fundamental engineering tasks associated with the design and development of mechanical systems to product requirements and specifications. Typical products include suspension systems, final drives, and custom gearbox applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for technical performance of assigned projects including adherence to the Development process.

Accept design responsibility, authority and accountability of assigned product designs

Design of complex rotating machines such as gearboxes and transmission assemblies

Design of complex tracked and wheeled vehicle suspension systems

Perform mechanical design analyses for assigned product design projects

Develop plan for validating design to customer requirements

Specification of purchase componentry: includes bearings, seals, fasteners, etc.

Component engineering design of structural components within the assemblies

Interaction with manufacturing engineering and quality to assure manufacturability of designed hardware

Planning, execution and documentation of engineering analyses required for product design to assure robustness, reliability and performance requirements are met

Constructs engineering artifacts for design reviews, including APQP design process documents: DFMEA, DVP&R, etc.

Support prototype fabrication

Analyze test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications

Ensure form, fit and function of complex mechanical system  concepts

Preparation support for design review meetings

Support the preparation of presentation material to convey analysis results and recommendations

Ability to support testing operations of developmental prototypes


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Oral Communication - Speaks English clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes English clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in engineering from a four-year college or university.

Minimum of 10 years work experience utilizing effective engineering tools for the design and development of dynamic mechanical systems.

Direct experience with CREO or similar engineering CAD tool for solid modeling and drawing creation.

Direct experience with ANSYS design analysis software or equivalent for performing FEA structural analyses.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Must understand complex mathematical relationships that underpin the analysis for static, dynamic, fatigue, vibration, shock, and other forms of analysis as required for the design and development of complex mechanical systems.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Design software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities

Familiarity with APQP, DFMEA, DVP&R, CAD tools, FEA Structural Analysis, ISO/TS 16949, AGMA Standards



Posted On: Friday, June 15, 2018

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