Sr. Project Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

Established in 1984 as Midwest Air Technologies, Inc. (MAT Holdings, Inc.) is a $2.0 billion multi-national company with manufacturing operations, distribution centers and sourcing offices worldwide. The company’s core businesses include the production, sales and service of products in the fencing and hardware, automotive and power equipment sectors.

Established in 1907, Gabriel North America 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 1,100 salaried and hourly employees at several locations in the US and Mexico.

Job Description

Job Summary:

This position's purpose is to lead in the design and release of Ride Control, LLC products. The employee will be responsible for project integrity and success against identified and agreed-upon goals. The employee will also provide engineering and technical support to customers and internal departments, application engineering activities, and documentation to support all activities.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Scheduling work and providing problem-solving support.
  • Review drawings for accuracy before release for prototyping, mass production, and customer approval.
  • Provide design review, technical direction, and engineering and product design standards knowledge.
  • Effectively manage a variety of engineering projects concurrently.
  • Prepare and present formal presentations and maintain organized activity documentation files.
  • Prepare bill of material (BOM) for quoting.
  • Conduct technical interfaces with customer engineering to discuss the program, design specifications, Design Verification Testing (DVT), planning, and reporting DVT results.
  • Knowledge of product specifications and DVT needs for the customer, and ability to negotiate special tests as circumstances require.
  • Proficiency with APQP product launch processes.
  • Understand standard product design and its relationship to manufacturing and processes.
  • Work directly with Application Technicians on vehicles to assess product design requirements and features.



  • Problem solving and analyses, careful and systematic evaluation of information, possible alternatives, and consequences.
  • Presentation skills are the ability to communicate to an audience formally.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Ability to delegate and follow up on assigned tasks.
  • A strong commitment to providing world-class customer service, anticipating customer needs, and designing, promoting, or supporting the delivery of products and services that exceed their expectations.
  • A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, take initiative, work independently of day-to-day supervision, and communicate effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Thinks conceptually and intuitively, linking problems and symptoms to identify underlying issues and root causes.
  • Makes sound decisions in a timely and confident manner.
  • Ability to influence and shape the decisions of others and to work through issues or conflicts to create.
  • Demonstrated coaching skills; giving clear, motivating, and constructive feedback; provides challenging assignments and opportunities for development.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum six years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of chassis systems/suspensions and components preferred.
  • Experience working with shocks is a plus.
  • Strong automotive and Tier 1 or 2 business perspective.
  • Proficiency with automotive suspension design and function.
  • Proven ability in leading projects requiring multi-department participation / strategic decision-making.
  • Excellent time management/planning skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.