Nexteer Automotive Engineering Manager (2018) in Auburn Hills, Michigan

We are looking for a motivated, experienced candidate to lead the electrical circuit design group in developing designs for safety-critical automotive products. This position will be responsible for leading a diverse, global team in delivering high-quality work products including circuit designs, schematics, component selection, circuit DFMEAs, and content documentation. The ideal candidate is highly organized and is willing to accept electrical design responsibility for high-profile diverse automotive applications.

The selected candidate will be required to spend several days each week working out of our Saginaw facility.


  • Lead all aspects of electrical hardware circuit and schematic activities, with main technical responsibilities including…

  • Electrical circuit design / analysis / review / verification

  • Schematic design / analysis / verification

  • Circuit-level FMEAs (circuit-level effects)

  • Component specifications, selection, and development

  • Definition and development of components to support future roadmap

  • In-Circuit Test on circuit card assemblies at Nexteer suppliers

  • Final Function Test on circuit card assemblies at Nexteer suppliers

  • Lead recruitment, interviewing, and selection of new employees

  • Lead and mentor the group members

  • Lead and mentor in-region electrical hardware teams (China, Poland)

  • Track program timelines and status of electrical hardware process milestones

  • Develop, maintain, and follow electrical hardware processes

  • Develop initiatives to improve group efficiency and quality

  • Support new-business pursuit activities – reviews, controller content, schematics

  • Support matched-pair meetings (mechanical, purchasing, supplier quality, etc)

  • Support circuit-level FMEA reviews (system-level effects)

  • Support EPDT organization – reviews, schedules, change requests, hardware anomaly resolution, failure analysis activities, etc

  • Support safety group -- safety analyses, reviews, new initiatives

  • Support cost-down activities

  • Support current production teams -- warranty reviews, failure analysis, running changes


  • Minimum10 years of experience in electronics design and development, including 2 years in a supervisory role.

  • Firm understanding of hardware development cycle, from concept to production

  • Experience with microcontrollers, analog circuits, digital circuits, power circuits, vehicle networks, sensors

  • In-depth understanding of the design, development, construction, and characteristics of electrical components

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to look at a computer screen or monitor for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to utilize hands to work with intricate or small parts


  • Automotive electronics leadership experience

  • Microcontroller experience in safety-critical applications

  • Motor control experience (Brush and 3-Phase Brushless)

  • Hardware development experience using ISO 26262


Required: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer


Preferred: Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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