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Seat Release Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1026477

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 2-16-2017


The Interior Functional Plastics Engineering Team is responsible for designing and developing new vehicle interiors to exceed customer expectations and competitive requirements. The Seat Release Engineer will be responsible for interior vehicle packaging and releasing. The Engineer will define customer requirements in terms of engineering metrics and define design direction, maintaining all critical program milestones, balancing priorities of multiple customers and executing designs through vehicle launch. The selected candidate will also be responsible for establishing physical and functional integration of functional plastics components for interior designs through all phases of the program. This includes the planning phase, translating functional objectives into technical requirements and solutions, creating and analyzing alternative design concepts, packaging, and integrating system, components, and benchmarking of competitive vehicles.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university (or equivalent)
  • 5 years of automotive interior product design and development engineering experience
  • 3 years automotive interior plastic components design and development engineering experience in one of the following plastics disciplines: Seat plastic design, hard trim design, and automotive console design
  • Demonstrated design for manufacturability of plastics
  • Applied basic tooling knowledge to the design of plastic components
  • Demonstrated familiarity with DFMEA principles
  • Ability to lead design team and provide technical inputs to design staff toward the completion of designs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with FEA and dimensional management

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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