Sr. Design Release Engineer
Job Opportunity at The PRA Group, Inc

Posted on Sep 28

http://prausa.com    810 765 1181

Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4168641

Sr. Design Release Engineer
Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Job Summary of the Sr. Design Release Engineer
Designs new electrical distribution system (EDS) products and makes improvements to existing products. Evaluates products and processes for cost efficiency and reliability.  Leads team to ensure that designs are completed to meet customer needs. Ensures that products, processes, and documentation conform to specifications and customer requirements.

Responsibilities of the Sr. Design Release Engineer
  • Designs electrical distribution system (EDS) products to meet all customer requirements and internal design standards. 
  • Generates a Bill of Material (BOM) and prints for product designs. 
  • Serves in a leadership role to advise less experienced engineers and to carry out management direction. 
  • Coordinates with Sales, Purchasing, and Manufacturing to assess product and processing costs and ensure that program cost targets are achieved.
  • Provides proposals on cost/weight reduction to enhance productivity. 
  • Leads program status review meetings, design review meetings, and harness trial builds with customer, manufacturing, and purchasing.
  • Attends customer meetings and build events. 
  • Maintains a program open issues list to track all issues (i.e., design, system, manufacturing, purchasing, and customer) which are related to the program.
  • Reviews the open issues list with the customer, manufacturing, and purchasing. 
  • Coordinates program timing, part approvals, and master sample reviews.
  • Supports future business opportunities by working closely with the Sales, Purchasing, and Manufacturing groups.
Qualifications of the Sr. Design Release Engineer
  • 6-10 years of experience in engineering or a related technical area,
  • Demonstrated ability to manage Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA), and customer projects. 
  • Must also have demonstrated knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, engineering/technical requirements and standards, automotive component development, production processes, wire harness assembly processes, and wire harness components. 
  • Good communication and presentation skills also required.
  • Recommended: Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems (CATIA and UG)

Compensations of the Sr. Design Release Engineer:
Salary Range: $85,000 to $110,000 /year, depending on experience

Type:  Direct-Hire
Travel:  5-10%, as and when required
Relocation Assistance:  Subject to review
Visa Sponsorship: None

Knowledge of the following areas will be helpful - "electrical distribution system", EDS, "Design and Release", DRE, "Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis", DFMEA, "Computer Aided Design", CATIA, UG, "customer requirements"
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