AVL North America

  • Project Engineer II - Design & Release

    Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/11/2018 1:50 PM)
    ID
    2018-2151
  • Overview

    AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as instrumentation and test systems. We are searching for an experienced Design and Release Engineer to work on-site at the AVL facility in Plymouth, MI and/or off-site at a customer facility as required. The successful candidate will leverage their 3+ years of Powertrain experience from concept to production.  Qualified candidates will posess proficient communication skills and the ability to interact with customers on an everyday basis.  Experience in CAD is preferred.  AVL will consider contract or direct hires for this position.

     

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

    Responsibilities

    Skill Team Roles:

     

    The design skill team provides the required system, subsystem, and component design expertise to projects.  Areas of support include but are not limited to: engine structure, cranktrain, power cylinder, cylinder head, valvetrain and timing drive, cooling system, lubrication and vent system, EGR, and sealing systems.  Design skill team members are expected to have the following responsibilities:

     

    • Ownership of engine and system-level specifications
    • Use and maintenance of Product Data Management (PDM) systems to store and manage product data
    • Ownership of the project Bill of Materials (BOM)
    • Active participation in design reviews
    • Adherence to published design, checking, and release processes
    • Support for procurement activities
    • Approval authority on incoming material
    • Leadership of engine builds

    Overall responsibility for the quality and delivery of project hardware, from concept through production The Project Engineer II - Design & Release works on all phases or aspects of projects aligned with the design skill team, and is specifically focused on the delivery of production programs.  This role is expected to lead the design development of engine systems by coordinating cross functional design and engineering work on customer projects working with a cross functional team of designers, analysts, development engineers, and external interfaces (i.e., customers, suppliers, and manufacturing), with the following specific responsibilities:

     

    Specific Job Roles:

    • Owns the overall delivery of validated product hardware into high-volume production
    • Plans, schedules, and coordinates support staff, with minimal supervison, to efficiently deliver products from concept through production.
    • Drives the agreement and documentation of product specifications/requirements
    • coordinate the creation of product 3D CAD Data and 2D Drawings
    • Initiates the design review and sign-off process for areas of responsibility
    • Owns the assessment of product risks and drives mitigation actions (i.e., owns the DFMEA)
    • Follows the design release and engineering change management processes applicable to the project/customer
    • Manages the Bill of Materials (BOM) related to area of responsibility
    • Provides support for Procurement of hardware in all phases: mule, DV, PV, and production
    • Drives the design verification activities required in all program phases (i.e., DVP&R)
    • Identifies and negotiates with suppliers for the manufacture of prototype hardware
    • Interfaces and negotiates with production suppliers and participates in the assessment and mitigation of productions risks (i.e., participates in the production supplier's PFMEA)
    • Interfaces and negotiates with production manufacturing personnel
    • Responsibility for reports and presentations (internal and to customer)
    • Resolves engineering and design conflicts. Being able to judge when to escalate to project management, chief engineer, etc.
    • Maintains interfaces with other systems of the overall project.
    • Coordinates work effectively to meet tight deadlines
    • Supports the development of customer relationships in order to secure additional and future business
    • Develops positive working relationships with other functional teams and departments, locally and globally
    • Communicates and interacts regularly with team members, solicits feedback, and is sensitive and supportive to staff needs
    • Assumes accountability for individual and team delivery

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor and/or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) and 3+ years experience in powertrain design engineering
    • Working knowledge of all elements of a powertrain system
    • Foundational knowledge of internal combustion engine fundamentals
    • Excellent knowledge of more than one area of engine systems
    • Specific expertise in at least one engine system
    • Good understanding of other engineering disciplines, especially structural & dynamic analysis, mechanical development & durability, and quality management tools
    • Understands and has used 3D CAD tools
    • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
    • NX CAD system and Teamcenter experience

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