Job Title: Design and Release Engineer


Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Job Post Date: 04/04/2024

Job Expiry Date: No Expiry

Location: Mexico

Job Description:

Qualification Job Purpose
  • Act as the owner of assigned driveline & axle components (axles, RDM, PTU, T-Case, prop shaft, half shaft, brackets, etc.). Execute product design, analysis, release and testing per technical infrastructure and FCA PCPC (the “how”) Job Duties and Responsibilities
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the complete design and product delivery against technical requirements for the assigned components and products. Components and products may be complex, or include new technology, requiring related and relevant prior experience
  • Develop subject matter expertise for select components or assemblies as assigned
  • Coach entry level engineers as required
  • Recognized as single point leadership contact for suppliers’ product engineering
  • Manage and tracks supplier product engineering activities and deliverables, including supplier Test Plans and Test Execution
  • Complete and document advanced analysis and simulation of actuation mechanisms, including Electro-Mechanical and Servo-Hydraulic Subsystems
  • Prepare Product Engineering work plans in accordance with program and project timing and milestones
    1. Execute engineering deliverables in adherence to technical infrastructure and product development process deliverables, reviews, sign-offs, and report-outs, including
    2. Develop technical requirements for components and subsystems of driveline & axles including purchased assemblies
    3. Complete all required technical source package documentation to support supplier quotes
    4. Evaluate designs to the engineering best practice documents and completes supplier design reviews
    5. Capture all lessons learned, and ensures timely execution of all calculations, analysis, and simulation in alignment with test plans and requirements
    6. Develop DFMEAs and evaluates designs for failure modes robustness
    7. Develop and executes component and subsystem DVP&R plans to validate all aspects of new designs and design changes, including DRBTR
    8. Support the development of the system DVP&Rs
    9. Develop tools, test procedures and acceptance criteria for driveline & axles, components, subassemblies and purchased assemblies
    10. Collaborate appropriate design detailing and CAE activities
    11. Ensure transfer functions and physics-based analysis are defined and documented for all actuation subsystems and components
    12. Deliver EBOM, models, drawings for components, subassemblies, and purchased assemblies
    13. Generate engineering documentation in support of change management, including DRBFM
  • Deliver parts / hardware to pilot builds, including requisitions for prototypes and ED&D
  • Collaborate with transmission and driveline systems subject matter experts, ACEs, DSEs, AEs, and other stakeholders to address and support any failures using the appropriate tools and processes
  • Prepare status reports and presentations for management and CE organization
  • Supports manufacturing on production-related issues
  • Generate cost reduction ideas and develops and executes corresponding design and validation plans
  • Participate in warranty/cost reduction meetings and develops solutions for warranty issues
  • Conduct root cause analysis of driveline & axles failures and identify the root cause/s
  • Conduct Layered Process Audits at supplier plants for assigned components
  • Required Qualifications / Experience
  • Mechanical/ Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering degree or similar
  • Master’s degree highly desired
  • 3-5 years of experience in the automotive industry or product engineering design, validation and engineering projects development with OEM and/or tier 1/2 supplier
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in transmission, driveline & axles or related area
  • Thorough understanding of vehicle functions and general vehicle architecture
  • Understanding of typical automotive manufacturing and quality processes
  • Advanced English language skills 90% (Read and Write) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Leadership, organization, planning, decision making, and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships and uncertainty and effect lasting change through effective communication and experience
  • Proactive, Learning, self-driven, Teamwork oriented
  • Efficient work under pressure and high communication skills
  • Training in problem solving techniques
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and manage Suppliers
  • Travel to Supplier and Corporate Engine/Transmission / Vehicle Assembly Plants -- including USA, Canada & Mexico, or Europe/Asia on need basis
  • Assembly and Computer Aided Design (NX/CATIA)
  • Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Other languages: Italian or French
  • Green/Black Belt in Shainin or DFSS
  • CAE/CFD experiences with Powertrain structures
  • Experience with the fundamentals of CAN communications
  • Experience with electric motors for automotive applications
  • Knowledge of Casting and Injection Molding processes
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