Prototype Engineer at Altair (Detroit, MI)

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Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Prototype Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Saline, MI is looking for a Prototype Engineer. This is a direct hire/contract position.

What You Will Do:
  • Plan and lead the prototype assembly production using the Production System.
  • Study new models and spec./manage prototype assembly process tooling to accommodate new structure.
  • Assure quality of prototype vehicle at each stage of assembly.
  • Clarify and analyze the cause of prototype build problems.
  • Work directly with vehicle design and evaluation engineers to determine root cause and countermeasure.
  • Document, track and close all prototype build issues.

  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • 3-5 years hands on work experience needed.
  • Experience with designing/procuring assembly process equipment (production engineering or manufacturing engineering type role).
  • Assure quality of prototype vehicle at each stage of assembly.
  • Understanding vehicle structure and related manufacturing processes (stamping, welding, painting and assembly).
  • Machine/equipment design with 3-D CAD systems, CATIA preferred.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult.

How You Will Be Successful:
  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "First"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.
More Information on Altair
Altair operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Troy, MI. Altair was founded in 1985. It has 3065 total employees. To see all 32 open jobs at Altair, click here.
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