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  • Dearborn, MI, USA
  • Contract

Position Description:
The Ford Exterior Lighting Product Engineer role spans a variety of engineering fields including mechanical, electrical, and optics. This position involves responsibilities including definition of requirements, tooling, validation testing, and launching in an assembly plant during the development of Exterior Lighting products throughout a vehicle's lifecycle. This role requires an engineer to lead and drive a cross functional team that includes lighting suppliers, studio, purchasing, manufacturing, and quality functions. Our ideal candidate desires to build their career as an engineer within exterior lighting. This candidate must demonstrate clear communication and project management skills and is a passionate, hard-working person who enjoys taking on challenges and following through with robust solutions. Responsibilities Generate and execute technical solutions for Exterior Lighting components to support new vehicle programs Perform complex engineering evaluation analysis Work cross-functionally to implement cost savings, product improvements, and to support prototype and production build activities Balance attributes such as cost, weight, complexity, and timing Production release of Exterior Lighting systems, subsystems, and components Communicate information to and from internal and external organizations Lead team meetings (suppliers, designers, engineers, manufacturing, supplier quality, etc.) Travels as required (including international)
Skills Required:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Optics)
Skills Preferred:
-Familiarity with the engineering design of exterior lighting components -Familiarity with Design For Six Sigma process -Experience with DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) -Knowledge of; plastic materials, plastic injection molding, optics, basic electrical/electronic circuitry, lamp manufacturing processes, tooling, fixture design and product validation -Knowledge of global lighting regulations
Experience Required:
3+ months of related lighting/electronics/optics applications experience
Experience Preferred:
1+ years of related lighting/electronics/optics applications experience
Education Required:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Optics)
Education Preferred:
Master's Degree or other Advanced Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Software, or Optics Engineering. MBA's are also preferred.
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