Fastener Engineer at Nikola Motor Company (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Come be part of our Fastener team where you will help with design of joints and bolts, cradle to grave, for our Chassis group and others. You will interface with all systems and subsystems, dealing with the entire parts, assembly, Cab, and Chassis. Our small team requires will take ownership in the design and drives work forward for all 4 vehicle programs. Your ability to deal with cross-functional teams will be key to your continued growth because of your high visibility across the org. You will bring your knowledge learned from seeing through two to three programs and or launches. Your time will be split between our Coolidge manufacturing plant and headquarters.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop joints and fastener across the entire vehicle.
  • Assist designer in selection of fasteners and joint analysis.
  • Conduct joint analysis and validation in addition to establishing fastener catalog standard to develop a robust mechanical joining strategy for the vehicle.
  • Contribute with CAE team to specify load, determine stress limits and improve fastener analysis method.
  • Perform bolts analysis to optimize robustness and minimize the cost of redesign.
  • Support DRE in joint and recommend fastener based on adhesive, finishes and strength requirements.
  • Commonization of fasteners towards manufacturing-friendly solutions.
  • Cost effective fastener selection across the company based on best advanced manufacturing practices.
  • Manage the creation & maintenance of CAD & drawings (using CATIA v6).
  • Perform testing and develop design of experiments on cooperation with external test-house facility.
  • Support CAE and Design Engineers with testing results and testing oversight.
  • Track progress of fastener selection, release, and validation.
  • Support supplier technical objectives.
  • Investigate and implement the latest fastener technologies.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant areas
  • 3 years of automotive OEM or supplier experience with fastener engineering
  • Knowledge of fasteners and the automotive quality standards (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, GD&T)
  • Experience in fastener mechanical testing
  • Experience in fastener selection and recommendation
  • Experience in fastener joint design release review
  • Proficient in 3D CAD modelling (CATIA V6)
  • Ability to operate CAD and create packaging drawings and proposals as needed

Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.
More Information on Nikola Motor Company
Nikola Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Westerville, AZ. Nikola Motor Company was founded in 2014. It has 631 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 59 open jobs at Nikola Motor Company, click here.
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