Product Engineer II

  • 39300 Country Club Dr, Farmington Hills, MI 48331, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Established in 1984, MAT Holdings, Inc. is a $1.8 billion multi-national company with manufacturing operations, distribution centers and sourcing offices worldwide.

Ride Control, LLC. (“Gabriel”), a subsidiary of MAT Holdings, Inc., established in 1907, designs, manufactures and distributes suspension products for the automotive aftermarket and other specialty vehicles. The company is the current market leader in suspension systems products. Gabriel NA currently employs more than 1,300 salaried and hourly employees at several locations in the US and Mexico. The company has two manufacturing facilities; one domestic US and one in Mexico. Revenues for the company are approximately $200MM.

Job Description

Principle Responsibilities

Perform all tactical aspects of design and engineering of Ride Control, LLC shock absorber and strut product lines, including technical specifications, design standards and product testing in support of new product introduction and launch. Utilize understanding of engineering concepts, materials and standard product design and its relationship to manufacturing and processes to conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, and performance of Ride Control, LLC products. Provide engineering and technical support to customers and internal departments, as well as application engineering activities and documentation to support the design and release of Ride Control, LLC products. Design and conduct Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design Verification Testing (DVT). Perform design and analysis of bolted joints, and stack-up analysis. Perform testing and validation of automotive components and systems. Conduct technical interfaces with customer engineering teams to discuss programs, design specifications, Design Verification Testing (DVT), planning and reporting DVT results. Utilize APQP product launch process and perform APQP, PPAP quality analysis. Utilize knowledge of customer development program sequencing and documentation needs, and ensure that processes will meet customer requirements, delivery requirements, and the most effective operational setup by specifying system components or directing modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design, performance specifications, or environmental regulations. Develop and test models of alternate designs or processing methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, operating condition effects, potential new applications, or necessity of modification. Evaluate product specification and DVT needs for customers and negotiate special tests as circumstances require.

Travel to Ride Control, LLC site in Mexico to support product launch and to customer locations for addressing concerns related to product functionality, to provide support with tuning exercises and to gain knowledge on the application which aids in better design of the product. 10% travel time.

 

Qualifications

Requirements

This position also requires: 2 years of experience with chassis systems/suspensions and components; 2 years of experience designing dampers/struts, new product introduction and launch and conducting Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and design verification testing (DVT); 2 years of experience with APQP and PPAP quality requirements; 2 years of experience with testing and validation of automotive suspension components; experience with design and analysis of bolted joints; and experience with stack up analysis.

 

Education/Experience

Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or foreign equivalent and 2 years of related work experience in designing and validating components. Alternatively, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or foreign equivalent, and 5 years of related work experience in designing and validating components is acceptable.


 

Additional Information

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