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Nexteer Automotive Design Responsible Engineer - Ford Applications (2021) in Saginaw, Michigan


  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of product designs for cutting edge technology Rack EPS systems

  • Coach, mentor and direct component product engineering team members

  • Implementation of customer programs including on-time delivery of drawings/specs, DSS, and product BOMs

  • Proactively identify potential issues to mitigate risk

  • Lead communications with customers, suppliers, and Nexteer PDTs

  • Lead MAPP Reviews, PFMEAs, and Enterprise Reviews

  • Complete product engineering tasks per the CPI process

  • Ensure on-time completion of DFMEAs, Design Reviews and 5 Phases

  • Complete tasks to ensure on-time delivery and completion of DEV, DV, and PV

  • Diagnose and correct issues identified during product development, implementation and production

  • Focus on delivering superior customer service as measured on feedback from our internal and external customers

  • Deliver perfect launch by meeting internal and customer cost, timing and delivery metrics


    Degree: Bachelor

    Major: Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

    Other degrees will be considered with relevant Nexteer experience


  • 3+ years of product engineering experience in automotive space

  • Strong problem solving capability

  • Effective and positive interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of complex issues, and follow through with sound engineering solutions under often urgent timing constraints

  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate, maintain teamwork, and set priorities under difficult and dynamic conditions

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, and manage multiple projects among several cross functional teams simultaneously


  • Excellent understanding and experience with DFMEA, DSS, GD&T, PLM, Engineering Stacks

  • Experience coaching and mentoring other product engineers

  • Formal problem solving certification such as FastX, Six Sigma, DFSS, or other

  • Ability to travel internationally several times per year

    Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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