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Product Engineer


Posted Monday, July 17, 2023

Posting ID: JP-003908744

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Troy, MI
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Looking for a Product Engineer to work on their Weatherstrip/Sealing business mainly, supporting customers (Ford and Stellantis) as well. This Design Engineer/Product Engineer will be design responsible and see projects thru mfg.

Job Description: :

- Design / validate and ensure manufacturing feasibility for weather strips to meet customer and manufacturing requirements.

- Vehicle validation and problem solving

- Interface w/ team members to work product thru the design/product development lifecycle

- Communicating w/ customers to update them on status and attend design review meetings

Specific Duties:

- Create APQP and engineering documents. Support design development from initial concept thru SOP

- Attend customer build events and root cause issues.

- Negotiate with customers on product design, styling and engineering requirements while ensuring manufacturability and profitability

- Provide design proposals for Automotive weather strip parts or other components utilizing 2D & 3D design tools

Customer does have CAD support in this group so these Engineers won't be doing the design solely

- Complete benchmarking examinations of competitor’s components and emerging technology.

- Provide technical reports, open items list and presentation package to customers & internal departments

- Improve designs & define new design guidelines to be adopted by the group to improve quality and productivity

- Create and maintain records of product development as required by our quality system

- Work with customers and other internal groups to resolve component functional problems.

- Develop drawings as necessary and participate in Design FMEA, as required.

- Continue to improve the product development process to provide a higher level of service to our customers.

- Demonstrate basic project management expertise.

- Drive optimization by being actively engaged in continuous improvement efforts

- Function in a highly collaborative environment where flexibility and teamwork is crucial to individual success

Hours; 8:00am - 5:00pm is typical but could be open to flex time

Travel: 10-20% to Customer locations and customer Mfg (Kentucky, Texas, Mexico, Waterville, ON


Product Engineer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, BSME, Product Development, DVP&R, Plastics, Sheetmetal, Rubber, Door, Hood, Body, Weatherstrips, Sealing, Seal, cad data, Design, Weatherstrip, sealing

Top Skills Details:

Product Engineer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, BSME, Product Development, DVP&R, Plastics, Sheetmetal, Rubber, Door, Hood, Body, Weatherstrips, Sealing, Seal,cad data

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

MUST Haves:

- BS Degree in Engineering; ideally Mechanical

- 3-5 years exp min within product engineering and design

- Experience in weatherstrip/rubber (Preferred) OR inj mold plastics, or sheet metal; SAMPLE components could be doors, body, glass systems, underhood

- Previous experience working with GM/Ford/Stellantis as a customer and understanding of Teamcenter

- Previous experience checking/pulling up designs or cutting sections in Catia but other CAD systems are ok (i.e. UGNX)

- Previous experience dealing w/ a customer in any capacity

- Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

- Previous examples of taking ownership in a previous job, co-op, or school project

Nice to Have:

- JOEM experience as they do quite a bit of business with Toyota so this always helps

- Weatherstrip/sealing experience

Contact Information

Recruiter: Laura Wirth

Phone: (810) 237-3626


The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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