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Lead Engineer –Technical Castings-ENG0014100
Directs, designs, develops and coordinates, from a technical standpoint, overall engineering and integration of driveline castings for various axle configurations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Primary contact to driveline team for driveline castings. Responsible for managing on-time execution of deliverables.
Technical expert for driveline castings for new or existing programs, understands competitive landscape and supports studies/alternatives and recommends program direction based on cost, mass, timing, performance.
Provides technical direction to a cross-functional team including; release / development / validation / analysis disciplines to deliver robust driveline systems (focus castings).
Prepares component technical specifications & SOR (Statement of Requirements) and allocates requirements to overall driveline system.
Leads technical reviews of castings, ensures technical correctness, best practice, BOD/BOP conformance.
Ensures component level interface requirements are defined.
Negotiates interface requirements with other subsystems to deliverable optimal performance (balanced with imperatives)
Participates in resolution of issues involving interfacing SMT's and other subsystems. Plays lead role on resolution of subsystem, system and casting issues.
Balances program imperatives (e.g. financial, engineered content, mass, IPTV, etc.) and ensures imperatives are satisfied;
Develops and ensures validation requirements for component and subsystem (including vehicle & component) are defined and executed on time.
Supports build events as required, including subsystem sign-off, and coordination of launch support;
Mentor for component / subsystem DE’s. Supports on technical/commercial/supplier issues.
Stays abreast of new technology, understands position relative to competition, and supports lifecycle enhancements.
Familiar with component/dyno/vehicle test procedures and analytical tools.
Lead component and subsystem level DFMEA/DFSS/VSM activities
Responsible for leadership of castings task force responsible for the development and implementation of new test procedures.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees, and elicit work output; proven leadership skills.
Familiarity with casting design/release function, physical test and/or CAE and development (component/system/vehicle)
Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design for castings.
Interest and ability in subsystem integration ; basic understanding of vehicle dynamics, chassis controls, NVH
Familiarity with manufacturing processes and assembly operations associated with castings.
Minimum 10 years driveline casting design, development and manufacturing experience.
Extremely high level of analytical ability where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult;
Highly developed oral and written communication skills;
Possesses good appraisal and/or evaluation skills;
BS in engineering (materials or mechanical), or equivalent experience
Strong understanding of casting design tools and implementation of technologies
Training in computer applications for CAD and CAE
Completion of recommended corporate training and strong understanding of driveline castings.
Demonstrated technical leadership in the field of casting design – patents, publications, awards (SAE), etc.
Preferred Skills and Abilities: