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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Seat Component Design and Release Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Seat Component Design and Release Engineer

Job ID: 1042977

Career Area: Engineering & Design

Job Category: Product Design & Engineering-Engineering

Location: Auburn Hills , MI

48326 , US

Date Posted: March 8, 2021

Brand: FCA Group

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Job Overview


The Seat Component Design and Release Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, release of seat heat, vent and comfort electromechanical systems.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Definition of functional objectives, specifications, DFMEA, DVPR, standardization plan development.

  • Interface with product design office, Vehicle Integration, other Interior and Electrical Engineering teams, and suppliers to design, develop and release these components.

  • Creation of functional technical packages and cost targets with Supplier Cost Engineering and Purchasing to support sourcing strategy, timing, and sourcing of the components.

  • Lead global internal and external resources in packaging, design, release, FEA, feasibility, Tool Kick-Offs, and full test validation through production process approvals.

  • Lead suppliers through component and system validation via virtual FEA and DVPR testing, including defining and verifying system calibrations with the Controls and Electrical teams.

  • Participate in design reviews, present issues, resolution plans and timing to Mgt.

  • Utilize DFSS and Reactive Problem Solving tools and processes to root cause and resolve issues supported with applicable data.

  • The Engineer will work with all key functional teams (Vehicle Integration, HMI, PDO, Electrical, Controls, Seat Integration) to define Voice of Customer to define system objectives and ensure component performance alignment with the full vehicle system meets all requirements.

  • Utilize the Change Management system to create and release CNs to document and coordinate timing for release of approved design changes.

  • Interface with Supplier Operations to ensure Design supports production process and quality requirements.

  • Support all vehicle pilot builds through launch including issues root cause, interim and permanent corrective actions.

  • Support Quality to root cause and support all warranty and third party issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent (Materials /Chemical/ Civil/ Aerospace/Computer/Computer Science or equivalent) from an ABET accredited or equivalent program

  • Minimum of three years of design/release experience in automotive components

  • Experience in Electromechanical systems – hardware, software, electrical and controls

  • Working knowledge of Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA), PFMEA, Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R), CAE, GD&T and i-Speed

  • Design and development experience in Teamcenter and NX

  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Ability to utilize statistics for problem analysis and performance confirmation

  • Strong organizational, program management, leadership and communication skills required

  • Result oriented, energetic self-starting leader with ability to direct cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Knowledge of CAN/LIN bus and experience with circuit analysis

  • Experience developing Performance Standards

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) using proactive quality tools

  • Knowledge of Shainin Red X using reactive quality tools

  • Automotive assembly plant and/or program launch experience

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.

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