Exterior Systems Engineer

| Irvine, CA, USA
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Job Description

What you'll be able to do:

  • Package and develop large exterior trims within the vehicle architecture following Class A surface and design directions
  • Integrate technical, feasibility, manufacturing, and program requirements into the exterior design and theme development from concept through final production release
  • Transfer engineering and key regulatory requirements to design, provide feasibility and technical input, and provide limitations feedback
  • Generate concept alternatives and feasible solutions for technically challenging areas in design with functional and program assumptions
  • Own CAD and BOM for systems and components, deliver system and component design including surface development, structures, datum strategy, attachments, and GD&T
  • Interpret aerodynamics and CAE simulation, test results, integrate recommendations into exterior design
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing to ensure system manufacturing, assembly feasibility, and serviceability. Support vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events


The minimum requirements we seek:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience working on production vehicle development and launch for large exterior trims
  • 6+ years of experience utilizing CAD (3DX, Catia, NX, ICEMSURF, or Alias) collaboratively, designing exterior trims with injection molding, compression molding and other related processes, 3DX and CATIA preferred
  • 6+ years of experience in exterior systems design, development, release for fascia, rocker panel, front end module or related systems


Our preferred requirements:

  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals, with preferred to have experience designing exterior trim components and assemblies
  • Strong understanding of the materials and manufacturing processes such as injection molding, compression molding, composites, paint and other surface finishes
  • Strong Understanding of differences in design and engineering based on production volume and functional and cosmetic features
  • Strong familiarity with legislative requirements affecting the design feasibility
  • Strong understanding of GD&T, craftsmanship and CMF and how design execution would be affected
  • Experience in working on automotive Class A surface feasibility assessment and development, vehicle layout/package, including body structures, exteriors, closures, glazing
  • Hands-on experience in building and launching automotive products
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Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 194 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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