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Design Engineer


Auburn Hills, United States of America

Role Purpose
As part of the Auburn Hills based Design and Analysis team, this role will provide Design Engineering support within the Torque group, aligning to best practices and tools.

Key Responsibilities
Evaluate design requirements from the Application/Product Engineers by applying calculation tools, tolerance stack-ups, and layout studies. Substantiate the design intent meets the expectations by generating CAD models and drawings to enable their review and next step decisions.
Work as an integral part of the Design 00-Engineering team to carry out activities to reduce internal and external costs; i.e. VA/VE and manufacturing process changes.
Support the identification and specification of significant characteristics as agreed with Driveline Product and Manufacturing Engineers to enable DFM and DFA within product launch operations, and take responsibility for model and/or drawing updates accordingly.
Coordinate with Application/Product engineers to support evolution/verification of DFMEA. Comply with the Customer APQP and Driveline CAPM process to support and meet program-timing deliverables.
Conduct and lead design reviews (of your work), internally within GKN and externally with the customers as required.
Conduct reviews and activities with suppliers, third-party design engineering teams to support customer design requirements
Lead AUB Torque Design team to develop improved ways of working, aligning to Driveline engineering best practices and tools for CAD attached CAE, incorporating aspects of CAE analysis earlier into the design process.
qCollaborate globally with other Driveline Torque design site teams and support group activities
as required.

Support in the development and roll out of local and global methods, procedures and systems within the Torque Design group.
Support (with the opportunity to lead) the daily team communication and facilitation of internal andexternal Torque CAD resource, supporting respective work packages.
Lead other designers within the group in discussion and communication with other GKN functional teams (i.e. Manufacturing, Test/Vehicle Engineering, Prototype, Purchasing, Corporate IT, Global Engineering IT) where necessary.
Provide user support to manage released CAD data (3-D & 2-D) within the global PDM system.
SupportSenior Design Manager with the development of PDM users within the CAD department andEngineering department teams.
Provide overall CAD design support as defined in Torque Designer Role Profile.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Formal Qualifications: BSME or Design Engineering

Desired: Understands and applies ground vehicle powertrain or driveline engineering principles to a range of product and customer requirments or issues.


5+ years of Design Engineering experience in Automotive Powertrain and/or Driveline, with ground vehicle OEM’s, tier 1 suppliers, or 3rd party services providers. Strong engineering based Information Technology and tools experience. Strong knowledge and experience in CAD (Creo Parametric 2.0 or higher and CATIA V5) and PDM systems (Windchill PDMLink). Experience with CAD Attached CAE led design ways of working and associated software technologies. Fundamental understanding of CAE Simulation modelling and analysis. Strong knowledge and experience in manipulating 3D models for spatial vehicle package and layout design. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to multi-task between work packages and CAD/PDM environments. Ability to document & evolve processes and work instructions. Strong problem solving skills. Strong knowledge and application of GD&T and detailing drawings.

Desirable: 5-10 years of product understanding and experience of ground vehicle geared products, torque devices, propshafts and FWD halfshafts. Casting (sand & die) design experience. Sealing system design experience.

Be willing and able to engage in moderate amounts of domestic and international travel

Ability to travel independently

Ability to work independently

Fluent in English

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