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Toyota Body Design Engineer in Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Title: Body Design Engineer Location: US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Saline Other Locations:

Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Body Design Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Engineer.

The primary responsibility of this role is to have full responsibility to design and develop upper body and/or under body components.

Reporting to the Body Design Senior Manager, the person in this role will support the Body Design department's objective of achieving high quality release at each milestone throughout the full development cycle.

What you’ll be doing

  • Coordinate the design and development of upper body and/or under body parts

  • Manage upper body component development throughout the design cycle from concept stage through to production line off by using Toyota development methodologies and processes for vehicle development

  • Execute design utilizing Catia V5 independently and by leading Supplier Engineers or CAD modelers

  • Manage and continuously adjust priorities and processes to maintain project targets and deliverables – i.e. schedule, performance, cost and quality

  • Have visualization of issues, concerns, and gaps for responsible parts and design processes

  • Participate in improvement and reflection activities as required

What you bring

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in an Engineering Discipline

  • Engineering design experience in a professional setting (Co-op, internship, full-time or engineering organization such as FSAE)

  • Design experience, using a CAD software

  • Tool design or hands on injection molding, stamping tools experience

  • Analytical problem-solving skills

  • Ability to travel to suppliers, NA manufacturing plants, and Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)

  • Effectively work with suppliers and other affiliates

  • Ability to work 20% overtime

Added bonus if you have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering

  • Toyota experience within Body design or vehicle evaluation

  • Experience and willingness to use CAD for 3D modeling

  • Engineering experience with Catia V5

  • Japanese language proficiency

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

  • Flexible work options based on business needs

  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com!

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.