Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Novi, MI
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: MI88-2696665

$85000 to $100000 Per Year

Mechanical Design Engineer

Novi, MI


A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to play a vital role in developing test procedures and specifications with the validation team to support customer requirements and coordinating prototype components for one of our best clients in Novi, MI. This client is a global company, highly ranked as a top employer in their field.  They're on the verge of tremendous growth for their electronic steering systems group, making this an ideal time to join.  This role requires knowledge of  vehicle steering systems and chassis systems and various mechanic/hydraulic principles. If your experience matches with these criteria, then you could be a perfect match for this position.


Responsibilities of Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Developing/Coordinating steering gear component design for regional applications
  • Leading customer communication for mechanical design and development
  • Managing mechanical BOM / 2D drawings / 3D math data
  • Support program with design studies and changes, information exchange with customers, and leading VAVE activities
  • Performing design analysis design tools including DFMEA, DRBFM, FEA, CAE, & other design activities
  • Developing test procedures and specifications with the validation team to support/meet customer requirements
  • Creating new mechanical/component designs or developing new suppliers
  • Managing/Coordinating prototype components and builds to support customer/internal deliveries
  • Assuring design for manufacturability and coordinating production readiness with manufacturing engineering team
  • Participating in new business pursuit activities for Steering Products (REPS, CEPS, and SBW systems)
  • Analyzing customer mechanical/system requirements and preparing GAP analysis
  • Negotiating Technical specifications and requirements with customer
  • Preparing tech review materials and presenting design proposals to internal and customer teams
  • Creating supporting documents, ED&D preparation, & BOM for RFQ activities
  • Preparing vehicle packaging studies and negotiating designs/tradeoffs with the OEM
  • Communication with core mechanical design teams
  • Support warranty part analysis as required to determine root cause


Qualifications of Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering OR Equivalent Core Education
  • 3+ years’ experience in automotive chassis systems: Design/Packaging/CAE


Technical Competencies of Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Strong Understanding of vehicle steering systems desired including Rack & Pinion and Rack EPS Systems
  • Casting, bushing, tie rod, CAD packaging experience preferred
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension) is preferred
  • Possesses knowledge of steering and chassis systems and various mechanic/hydraulic principles
  • Experience in CATIA v5 is preferred
  • Experience in Teamcenter is preferred
  • Ability to conduct component trade-offs to optimize system or sub-system
  • Ability to track and coordinate program deliveries from suppliers
  • Ability to analyze NVH performance and complete vibrations analysis is preferred
  • Ability to conduct thermal, stress and vibration analysis is preferred
  • Experience in problem solving techniques is preferred
Compensation of the Mechanical Design Engineer:
Salary Range:  $85,000-100,000/year (plus bonus and benefits)
Location: Novi, MI
Type:  Direct
Travel:  As and when required (domestic and international)
Relocation Assistance:  Subject to review
Visa Sponsorship: No
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