• Dearborn, MI, USA
  • Contract

Position Description:

Professional position utilizing engineering education and experience to develop body structure systems. The Body Structures Core Engineer is responsible for developing body structure strategies, systems and requirements with an emphasis on efficient interaction with interfacing systems. The engineer will lead the following engineering activities: Understand body structure system design and relationship to vehicle attributes including Safety, NVH, Durability Develop body structure strategies to enable maximum reuse and minimum complexity Develop feasible component and system designs to meet requirements Lead engineers of surrounding components and systems to develop system interfaces (seats, electrical, etc.) Create 3D CAD that meets system design requirements Interpret and apply requirements to system designs

Skills Required:

  • Applying DMAIC and DFSS principles Reviewing and signing-off on component drawings and gaging practices Applying 8D, fish-bone, and DOE problem solving methodology Creating Boundary Diagrams, P-Diagrams, & DFMEA
  • Reviewing CAE models and CAD drawings Leading design reviews based on Failure Mode Avoidance Maintaining DVP&R and signing-off on DV tests including FMVSS requirements Leading Purchasing, Finance, and Cost Estimating in supplier selection to achieve program targets Supporting supplier and CAE testing of structure and closure designs prior to tooling Kicking off tooling, supplier part manufacturing, part layout, and part testing
  • Leading prototype vehicle level build support for structures Managing Final Engineering Sign-off and production vehicle launch at assembly plants Executing threaded fastener joint designs and tests Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point).

Skills Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Catia CAD Recent product development experience with body commodities a plus Familiarity with company requirements

Experience Required:

  • 2 years of experience as Structures Engineer
  • Prefer Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Knowledge of company software systems: AIMS, WERS, eFDVS, AVBOM, and Integrator


Education Required:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters Preferred
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