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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Senior Mechanical Designer in Southfield, Michigan

Senior Mechanical Designer

Job ID:2080

Career Area:Engineering & Design

Job Category:Engineering



Date Posted:July 22, 2020



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Job Overview


Our Values reflect who we are and how we work and we value our employees. At Comau LLC, our employees enjoy working in a highly innovative and safe working environment while performing challenging and meaningful work to build value — driven solutions. Our positive relationships with our managers and co-workers allow us to take ownership and walk the talk. Our work culture encourages us to communicate openly, think innovatively, and act as a network. Employees are empowered to work with simplicity and efficiency. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment oriented toward innovation and multiculturalism that offers real opportunities for growth and aims for excellence — you are probably a great fit for our team!

Today, Comau has a truly global presence, with 33 operative centers in 14 different countries, which allows us to offer tailor-made solutions and localized support in a variety of fields.

The Position: We’re looking for a Designer Senior Mechanical

The Senior Designer will be able to deliver quality results in:

  • Concept design

  • Assembly drawing & BOM development

  • Detail drawing and manufacturing spec definition

  • Development and design of mechanical structures and components for products and solutions


  • To define the machine and tool concept and share with the Control Designer the system’s correct application

  • To adhere to sold content by design to cost approach

  • To understand the cycle diagram of the station starting from machine schemes

  • To define/check the correct manufacturing spec with detail drawings

  • To choose the best technical solutions using Comau standards and internal/external design guidelines

  • Achievement of time and costs targets for their part of project defined and shared with System Engineer / Project Engineer / Technical Leader

  • Respond to the failure/risk/open issues discovered in manufacturing phase

  • Provide support in case of failure/risk/open issues discovered in installation/commissioning phase

  • Prepare documentation for design reviews (clamping strategy, flowcharts…) and customer deliverables required

  • Drive and check suppliers’ work progress

  • Participate in design reviews

  • Check 2D drawings before delivery to manufacturing

  • Providing technical support to System Engineer / Project Engineer / Technical Leader in change management

  • Other duties as required

Reports to: Engineering Manager


  • Senior Mechanical engineer: minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Automation Systems engineering department.

  • PLM System

  • 2D Cad tools (AutoCAD)

  • 3D Modeling tools (Solidworks)

  • Mechanical components for automation

  • Design to Installation / Commissioning

  • Mechanical design – Concept Phase

  • Mechanical design – 3D Design Phase

  • Mechanical design – 2D Design Phase

  • Ergonomics evaluations

  • Payload calculation

  • Design For Manufacturing and Assembly

  • Change Management

  • Ability to autonomously develop a complete mechanical design concept of fixtures and equipment

  • Ability to guide a small team of junior mechanical engineers to complete the design and help the team to follow uniform technical solutions

  • Mechanical understanding of industrial equipment and machinery

  • Analysis and test for cost reduction

  • Logistics standards / processes

  • Process engineering and Cycle time

  • Transportation / Conveyor systems design (mechanical / controls)

  • Value analysis, design to cost

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of powertrain machining equipment.

  • Knowledge of robot systems

  • Knowledge of Siemens NX, FeatureCAM

  • Knowledge of vision systems

  • 5 years with an automation company

  • 5 years experience with powertrain machining

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

The Location:This position will be located in Southfield

Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits:

  • Comau offers several benefits to provide health and financial security for you and your family, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.Comau also offers a variety of health and wellness programs, along with the options for a Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts with employer contribution, 401k with company match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, employee referral program, maternity and paternity leave, vehicle discounts and more!

  • Opportunities for Training and Career Development

  • Flexible work hours

Job Details:


Industrial Automation

Employment Type:


Job Functions:

Mechanical Design

Let’s Connect. A Global Spirit, a Local Presence.

Let’s Work. A history rooted in excellence, a future driven by innovation.

Let’s Innovate. We believe that innovation drives the industry towards excellence.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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.