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Development Lead (DL) - Exterior Lighting Technical Specialist Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027535

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 4-12-2017


Development Lead (DL) - Exterior Lighting Subject Matter Expert will manage an engineering group that leads the creation, development and authoring of core documents such as Design Practices, DFMEA, DVPR, and other performance and process specifications. This DL will lead the harmonization of these core documents globally within FCA and represent FCA in External Industry Engagements, Collaborations, and events; will be the expert on Lighting Regulation for all markets; and will lead the certification for Exterior Lighting for all FCA NAFTA vehicles. In the Lighting industry the DL represents FCA NAFTA with USCAR, SAE, Driving Vision News, 3rd party assessors, and other forums.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university (or equivalent)
  • 10 years automotive exterior lighting experience in increasingly responsible positions
  • In-depth knowledge of headlamp, tail lamp, small lamp design practices and regulatory compliance specifications
  • In-depth knowledge of development testing and validation processes
  • Track record of strong leadership
  • Must be self-directed with the desire to take on a visible leadership role within Body Engineering
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required to support design/development process and being the face of FCA NAFTA in the exterior lighting industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Shainin and/or DFSS Black Belt experience
  • Previous supervisory experience, EE background helpful
  • Optics/optics software (Lucid Shapes/Lucid Drive, other) 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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