Design Engineer

  • Detroit, MI
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH201-2703173

Assistant Chief Design Engineer


Lead the design, development, and release of automotive seating, interior trim and/or powersport seating products. Work directly with customers, suppliers, and internal multi-functional team to design innovative and valuable products which meet or exceed all requirements and regulations.  Support research, business objectives, and problem solving for continuous improvement.



  • Minimum B.S. in Engineering or equivalent (Mechanical, Product Development, etc)
  • Typically, 6+ years' experience with automotive seating or interior trim product design
  • Typically, 3+ years' experience project lead or management
  • Knowledge of safety regulations/standards test setup pertaining to automotive seating and interior products (FMVSS, ECE, DIN, IIHS, etc).
  • Familiar/efficient with parametric modeling and drafting/annotation in CAD (CATIA V5 preferred)
  • Familiar with performing FEA simulations and interpretation of results
  • Experience with product design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Experience with project/team schedules (experience with MS Projects is a plus)
  • Proficient on MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel locally (driving), domestic and/or internationally (air) without restriction (typically less than 10%)
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