PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - NORTH AMERICA ENGINEER at Koch Industries (Detroit, MI)

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Description

When you are looking at a city's skyline or the grilles on the latest cars and trucks, chances are you're seeing our products. Through Guardian Glass, a Guardian Industries company, we make high- performance, energy efficient glass for homes and buildings. SRG Global™, a Guardian Industries company, makes automotive trim products that define a vehicle's DNA and help improve fuel efficiency. And perhaps most of all, we make the ideas, formulas and processes that make these products possible. Guardian Industries is 18,000 people working to make products that improve people's lives!

Guardian Industries is looking for you to join our team in Troy, MI as a Product Development Engineer!

As a Product Development Engineer, you'll be a part of a dynamic team developing new products for automotive and other customers. You will work closely with different cross functional teams to apply best practices and challenge with innovative solutions throughout the development process. This is a "hands-on" key position in the successful launch within SRG Global manufacturing.
What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Be a team member in a global organization leading product design and development
  • You will be interfacing with professional cross-functional team members in multiple capabilities such as design, tooling, operational excellence, APQP, and others
  • Design and develop new decorative injection molded products including front grilles, exterior and interior trim, and other painted and chrome plated components for different programs as assigned
  • Give product feasibility assessment and propose concepts from different studio themes and product interface development.
  • Utilize engineering disciplines as a integral tool through development and maintain proper documentation (DFMEA, DVPR, APQP, PPAP, etc.)
  • Meet all engineering milestone requirements and provide documentation of analysis
  • Utilize CAD software CATIA V5 developing with designers the product and drawings requirements
  • Develop product and application specifications documents for testing that meet our customer requirements and general market expectations
  • Present concepts and detailed requirements to customers and internal management relative to final design
  • Lead all design testing, dimensional management, and validation, systematically determining root cause and corrective action including redesign as required
  • Support Manufacturing and Quality during product launches through production sign-off and have travel opportunities to visit our manufacturing and customer sites
  • Utilize strong customer service skills when interfacing with customers
  • Provide clear communication and documentation to all supporting capabilities related to design changes and requirements
  • Desire to learn, be challenged and interact in a cross-functional team environment
  • Work with little direction and with high level of self-motivation and proactive problem solving within a group
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate well-organized project management skills

The Experience You Will Bring
Requirements:

  • Three (3) or more years' experience in product design and development
  • Willing & able to travel up to 30% of the time

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred
  • Technical Leadership
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Experience within plastics and/or decorated exterior products
  • CAD experience
  • Automotive experience


Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf
More Information on Koch Industries
Koch Industries operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Wichita, KS. Koch Industries was founded in 1953. It has 31000 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 470 open jobs at Koch Industries, click here.
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