Design Engineer

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Posted: 04/14/2023 Job Number: 23640282

Job Description

We have an immediate need for a Design Engineer in our Reynoldsburg, OH corporate office. A hybrid remote work environment, excellent benefits package, flex time program, matching 401K plan and relocation package are available for qualifying candidates.

Position summary:

Support the design, development, and release of automotive seating, interior trim and/or powersport seating products. Work directly with customers, suppliers, and internal multi-functional team to design innovative and valuable products which meet or exceed all requirements and regulations. Support research, business objectives, and problem solving for continuous improvement.

Qualifications/Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum B.S. In Engineering or equivalent (Mechanical, Product Development, etc)
  • Typically 1-3 years' experience in product design or development, preferably in automotive seat or interior trim
  • Familiar/efficient with parametric modeling and drafting/annotation in CAD (CATIA V5 preferred)
  • Familiar with performing FEA simulations and interpretation of results
  • Experience with product design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Experience with project/team schedules (experience with MS Projects is a plus)
  • Proficient on MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel locally (driving), domestic and/or internationally (air) without restriction (typically less than 10%)


General Job Requirements
  • Communication
    • Prepares and may present technical reports and presentations (Reports, CAD design, Schedules, Continuous Improvement Ideas)
    • Collaborates among different groups to achieve overall company goals
    • Communicates with customer and supplier to maintain relationships, expectations, and negotiations (Outside Stakeholders)
    • Actively participates and engages in sectional, departmental, project, and customer meetings
  • Planning
    • Creates and maintains a schedule(s) to proactively manage areas of responsibility and resources. (Schedule, annual goals, budget, etc.)
    • Ability to lead design technicians to ensure schedules and CAD models/drawings are accurate and stay on track while meeting all standard procedures and conforming to ISO policies
  • Technical Know-How
    • Understands and locates applicable information (DWG, SPEC, Regulations)
    • Understands the process and purpose of analyzing, solving and communicating problems and solutions
    • Demonstrates overall engineering aptitude (engineering fundamentals)
    • Has high knowledge base of most aspects of TS Tech products and requirements
    • Effectively demonstrates moderate degree of mechanical aptitude
  • Innovation
    • Support department innovation through benchmarking, proof of concept, research activities and development proposals (products and business process)


Specific Job Requirements
  • Product Design
    • Understand and break down product requirements to generate and develop optimized concepts for quality, performance, weight, and cost
    • Interface directly with customers to fully understand all technical requirements and deliverables. Support informing the multi-functional team
    • Applies best practices in creating and maintaining product 3D CAD layouts, models, and 2D drawings
    • Controls bill of materials (BOM) and design change documentation for responsible projects
    • Supports design analysis and prediction by kinematics, hand calculations, FEA, multibody dynamics, and statistical variation analysis tools
    • Lead and/or support multi-functional team with Design Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) and/or Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) documentation
    • Work with suppliers and manufacturing teams to ensure production feasibility
    • Presents design in technical reviews with dynamic CAD reviews and reports
    • Track and maintain design related issues and propose countermeasures per schedule
    • Define/track all design change point details for Engineering Change Notice (ECN) documentation
    • Support internal product evaluations with technical documentation

  • Continuous Improvement
    • Support the development and proposal of reoccurrence prevention methods
    • Seek out, understand and communicate new or revised regulations and requirements
    • Support value added investigations (part, product, process, design improvements)
    • Supports in the development of new tools, standards, and procedures

Reporting to this position:
  • No Direct Reports
  • No Indirect Reports


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