Position Summary :
This position is responsible for engineering electromechanical, electro pneumatic, and mechatronic valves used in the Vehicle Dynamics Systems (ABS / ESP) product line.
Technical responsibilities include analysis and implementation of design changes for cost reductions and product improvements;
concept prototyping; validation of products to support supplier transitions; release of new variants to support customer projects;
technical product evaluations; creation and maintenance of product requirements, DFMEAs, specifications, test plans, and drawings.
Essential Functions :
Engineering of electromechanical valves and portions of mechatronic valve systems, working with designers and technicians to conduct engineering based on product requirements.
Create test plans based on product requirements, oversee testing, interpret results and document testing in DVP&R.
Author design specifications, product specifications, component drawings and test specifications.
Author and update DFMEAs (including linkage activity of S / C’s and C / C’s critical characteristics) and other safety-related analyses.
Interface with advanced manufacturing engineers, quality engineering, and plant engineering to implement needed modifications to plant assembly lines and test procedures.
Interface with plant quality to support the IPA and PPAP processes.
Support regularly scheduled telecons with OEM customers.
Implement design improvements to existing products, including VAVE, improvements to manufacturability and robustness, and development of new customer applications.
Analysis of End-Of-Line rejects and warranty returns; synthesis and implementation of solutions.
Learn valve design techniques from current experts, capture knowledge and create documentation to maintain Bendix valve design knowledge base.
Perform basic project management tasks - maintain project status and milestones; report out to management; anticipate workload, potential delays, potential problems.
The individual will display and further develop an area of technical expertise, to be used as a "go-to" person within the engineering department for that technology or technique.
This position includes some travel to work with engineering teams at Bendix customers.
This position includes some travel to Bendix production facilities in Mexico.
This position includes some travel to Knorr Bremse engineering facilities in Germany
Familiar with common engineering administrative tools (ERP SAP,Team Center, CAD)
Effective communicating with customers.
Self-starter / self-motivating.
Capable of multi-tasking and adapting to changing priorities.
Strong problem solving skills.
Solid analytical skills.
Good organizational skills, capable of maintaining schedules and communicating progress to management
3 years of experience in a structured engineering environment required, IATF16949 experience preferred.
Direct experience in production facilities is preferred
Exposure to automated testing and results analysis preferred
Product development and launch experience preferred, including :
development of specifications, DFMEAs, and DVP&Rs, basic exposure to and interface with PPAP process; Interfacing with manufacturing engineers
Engineering change processes understanding is required; CAD and PLM tools and design documentation including creation and / or checking of drawings
Validation testing including mechanical, electrical, and climatic environments
Current product support, including : statistical analysis of production data, design of experiments, component failure analysis, and maintenance of specifications, drawings, and BOMs.
Design of mechanical components preferred, particularly injection molded plastic
GD&T and stack-up analysis experience. GD&T certification preferred.
Experience with mechatronic or electromechanical devices is preferred. Direct experience with Bendix electromechanical / mechatronic valves is preferred