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Strattec Security Corp. Mechanical Product Engineer 4 in Auburn Hills, Michigan

STRATTEC Security Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers providing access and security systems to the automotive market. This drives us to be an innovative company with the latest technology. STRATTEC creates exciting opportunities to people who like to work in an environment that challenges them to be creative, deal with multiple customers and projects, and research the latest technology. You will help STRATTEC to be a pioneer by working closely with the largest automotive customers in the world along with the largest electronic partners.

Let us know who you are! We want to know what motivates you and why you are the ideal candidate for our growing team. The ideal candidate will possess a team oriented attitude; have a multidiscipline background, and a passion for innovation. We are looking for leadership skills to develop a new group internally.

If you are one who like to build a team, has strong skillsets and likes to see your own ideas come to life, apply quickly!

SUMMARY

Perform product engineering functions as directed by the engineering manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Takes a lead role in supporting multiple engineers on multiple projects.

  • Coaches, trains, mentors and develops other product engineers in the electro-mechanical system field.

  • Supports Product strategy activities as directed by Engineering Manager.

  • Responsible for product design, engineering and development of assigned programs.

  • Creates and maintains DFMEA.

  • Writes engineering specifications and technical reports.

  • Leads multi-disciplined design reviews on programs assigned.

  • Understands, interprets, and applies design solutions based on CAE analysis.

  • Maintains BOM on assigned products.

  • Initiates Engineering Change Notices for engineering changes.

  • Coordinates prototype builds on assigned programs, including development of prototype build control plan.

  • Works closely with manufacturing engineers and purchasing on component procurement.

  • Performs Design Review by Test Result (DRBTR) teardown analysis of passing and failing test parts.

  • Performs root cause analysis for test or production issues.

  • Monitors individual program status and reports this information to Engineering Manager and Program Manager.

  • Represents STRATTEC in weekly Program Development Team meetings with customer.

  • Utilizes the STRATTEC Program Development Process (PDP) for program implementation.

  • Utilizes the STRATTEC Knowledge Management System (SKMS) for communicating engineering-related program deliverables.

  • Reports progress to manager both verbally and in writing as required.

  • Generates and implements cost reduction ideas.

  • Uses and develops engineering tools and methods to assure design quality, mentors others in there use and learning of these tools.

  • Periodic travel to customer, suppliers, other STRATTEC/VAST facilities is required (10%).

  • Leads VAST initiatives and global teams as required.

  • Interfaces with global customers, partners, and suppliers as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an expert at designing and engineering electro-mechanical systems.

  • Must be able to conceptualize, plan and develop small electro-mechanical devices and mechanisms.

  • Must be able to perform strength of material and static force calculations.

  • Must have the ability to design springs and perform spring force/stress calculations is required.

  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.

  • Must have mechanical aptitude to work with tools in tearing down product assemblies.

  • Must be able to multi-task, plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.

  • Must be able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate ideas.

  • Must be able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers.

  • Must be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

  • Must have experience with DFMEA, DFM, DFA.

  • Must have experience in performing tolerance stacks.

  • Must have experience dimensioning and applying tolerances to components and assemblies.

  • Must have a working knowledge of GD&T principles.

  • Must have experience with design for manufacturability/assembly (mechanisms, metal stampings, plastic injection molded parts, die cast parts, gears etc).

  • Must have 3D modeling experience (Pro-E, UG/NX or CATIA V5).

  • Must have experience in designing gears and performing gear calculations.

  • Must have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology. Red X or 8D is preferred.

  • Must have experience in working with CAE analysis team (FEA, ADAMS, Moldflow etc).

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • BSME or related technical degree is required.

  • 15+ years experience in product development required.

    - or -
  • BSME plus a masters degree in appropriate field is required.

  • 10+ years experience in product development required.

    - and -
  • Previous project leadership required.

  • Product design experience in electro-mechanical systems is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Good oral and written English language skills.

  • German and/or Spanish language knowledge desirable.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Ability to effectively represent information and respond to questions in a meeting environment.

STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Requistion Number: 2019-4136

Street: Auburn Hills

Shift: First

External Company Name: Strattec Security Corp.

External Company URL: www.strattec.com

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