Field/Industry: Engineering
Location: Novi, MI
Employment Type: Full Time

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Our search firm has been chosen to recruit for a Technical Platform Lead Engineer opportunity in Novi, MI. Our client is a leading manufacturer of brake, steering, suspension, and electronic systems in the automotive industry.

Technical Platform Lead Engineer – Suspension

-Serve as overall engineering technical lead for suspension module/damper program.

-Responsible for coordinating program launch plan activities with counterparts and the customer

-Act as primary representative / interface with the customer’s program engineers, particularly with regards to technical issues.

-Support design development and validation testing as required, including component lab testing, ride tuning, OEM vehicle testing, etc.

-Identify and communicate obstacles and bottlenecks which may threaten the timely execution of any given program plan.

-Provide technical support to customers and management regarding the operation and troubleshooting of our suspension products.

-Develop action plans on issues and events that slip outside the program plan.

-Build relationship with Tier II suppliers to communicate program timing and ensure their compliance.

-Pursue and support any cost reduction ideas or efforts relative to suspension sub-systems.

-Use of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

Background Profile

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

Suspension Design Experience


Location: Novi, MI

Position may require some international travel (1-2 times per year).

Interested individuals please reply with a resume attachment. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

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