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Ford Motor Company Design and Release Engineer for Handles, Latches and Mechanisms in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Design and Release Engineer for Handles, Latches and Mechanisms

Job Description & Qualifications:

Professional position utilizing engineering education and experience to engage in the design and release of vehicle closures secondary mechanisms from pre-program through post launch including ongoing maintenance.



  • Responsible for all phases of engineering and interfacing with suppliers and other engineers on the design team to coordinate CAD, CAE, and design validation & verification

  • Applying DMAIC and DFSS principles

  • Analyzing and using statistical techniques and software

  • Applying 8D problem solving methodology

  • Applying DFMEA, DOE and tolerance design tools

  • Signing off on CAD models and drawings and related GD&T

  • Leading design reviews based on Failure Mode Avoidance and maintaining DVP&R/PVP&R, developing and proving out load critical and position critical threaded joints

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in mechanisms development

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanisms design

  • Proficiency in Engineering Disciplines (DFMEA, PFMEA, DVP&R, Tolerance Analysis, 8-D, Control Plans, Reliability/Robustness Matrices, etc.)

  • Proficiency with PC software (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.)

  • Proficiency in Ford engineering computer systems (WERS, AIMS, GPIRS, AVBOM, eFDVS, etc.)

  • Extensive background in component/system design, and analysis

  • User ability for CATIA CAD system, ADAMS/LS-DYNA, Kinematic Modeling, FEA, etc

Other Information

  • Position may require occasional travel to Ford and supplier facilities in the US and other countries

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re 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.

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Ford Motor Company


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