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Ford Motor Company Engineer – Ford Performance Vehicle Body Design and Release in Allen Park, Michigan


Job Title:

Engineer – Ford Performance Vehicle Body Design and Release

Job Description & Qualifications:

We are seeking a seasoned Design and Release Engineer to work on a relatively small and nimble Ford Performance team. This team delivers body exterior systems on our Ford Performance vehicles such as the Shelby Mustangs and the Raptor trucks sold through Ford dealerships. This engineer will design cutting edge exterior systems that make these Performance vehicles unique from our mainstream vehicle programs. These designs are functionally driven to robustly deliver the vehicle specific attributes such as aerodynamics, cooling, off-road structure and styling for our Performance product line.



  • Manage pre-program work streams/deliverables for body to insure program content assumptions are feasible and aligned with program financial targets

  • Lead the design and delivery of body components for Ford Performance product

  • Lead the support of launch and prototype builds of upcoming Ford Performance products for body content at local assembly plants

  • Interface with the core body function to maintain relationships and product understanding – sharing work methods, best practices, specifications, and guidelines

  • Deliver all components/systems with quality that meet program function, cost, weight, and timing requirements. Lead and manage the relevant body supply base to deliver this content

  • Support current product production and quality efforts

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree

  • 2+ years of experience in Design and Release of Body Exterior and/or Body Interior systems and components, including the delivery of 1 completed program (process or system)

  • 2+ years of experience using CAD or other visualization tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Launch Experience

  • Experience with TCE, Digital Buck, CATIA, MS Office Suite, DFMEA, FEA

  • Experience with safety regulations/requirements

  • Design and Release experience in multiple body areas

  • Understanding of program delivery processes/systems (i.e. pre-program processes, vehicle program timing, releasing processes, quality processes) (1-2 programs)

  • Passion for performance vehicles

  • Fabrication/mockup skills to demonstrate proof of concept

  • Independent self-starter that can connect analytical tools with physical hardware and vehicle performance

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development


Ford Performance




Allen Park