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Textron Sr. Systems Engineer in Troy, Michigan

Sr. Systems Engineer


Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of hybrid and conventional plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company produces and supplies camshafts, castings and industrial packaging. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company owns and operates more than 30 facilities in 14 countries worldwide.


  • Responsible for new system development activities related to battery systems utilizing structural plastics and other lightweight materials

  • Lead overall requirements traceability, system architecture definition, interface management, and risk management

  • Generate subsystem and component test requirements and work with test team to plan, execute, and evaluate test events for innovation projects

  • Strong focus on battery enclosure system development with the ability to develop IP protected solutions

  • Ensure establishment of specifications and procurement of equipment for prototype production

  • Support design development, prototyping, validation and industrialization teams within Kautex to optimize and balance requirements to develop the best overall solutions.

  • Develop and support the roll out of systems-based thinking and requirements to the customer business units

  • Support EHS activities within the department to ensure both a safe workplace and adoption of safe working practices



  • BS degree in Systems, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering, MS in Systems Engineering a plus

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in Systems Engineering focused in R&D.

  • Broad technology know how within the field of battery systems for HEV and BEV applications in the automotive industry.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to coordinate systems engineering activities and on project status.

  • Proven skills in project management

  • Experience in structural plastic components utilizing compression molding, SMC, D-LFT and/or GMT processes preferred

  • Fluent English language, German language skills are a plus

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 288801