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Mechanical Engineer - Electrical Team in Plymouth, MI at Horizon Global

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

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Job Description


  •  Lead the engineering development, design, analysis, test, and release of new or modified existing components and mechanisms, including Trailer Brake Control and Lighting Module components per defined processes and requirements.
  • Lead engineering tasks per APQP procedures, to provide creative, technically feasible, highly usable and cost-effective solutions to product design challenges; provide & maintain needed documentation including DFMEA, DVP&R and other Quality documents.
  • Lead the development of new product concepts and advanced development proposals; stay abreast of technology, market, and industry trends, and convert trends into product concepts.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and tools to perform engineering and design tasks, provide CAD support, conduct design reviews, direct other CAD resources, coordinate with PCB design, thermal, test, electronic, and software engineering.
  • Prepare and champion DV and PV test plans to ensure the design meets functional and performance specifications; Analyze test data, prepare reports, lead any corrective actions.
  • Interface with and support global engineering and manufacturing sites, customers, suppliers and internal team members to ensure program milestones are achieved.
  • Provide engineering drawings of components and assemblies using applicable industry and business standards.
  • Mentor colleagues and engineers including new hires and/or interns; Participate in customer/internal training and product demonstration meetings and seminars.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 2-5 years of related automotive experience, or equivalent
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), injection molded plastic design, and electronic module packaging
  • Ability to translate consumer and customer insights into compelling new product concepts
  • Ability to design using SolidWorks, create and manage drawings, develop 3D models.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, well-versed in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others in a diverse team environment


  •  Advanced degree
  • Specific experience with Mechatronics, automotive lighting, automotive interiors, wire harnesses, HMI, electronic modules, and / or Automated Driver Assistance features
  • Knowledge of LED applications, PCB design, interior and exterior styling, and/or electronics integration
  • Experience in GD&T, DFMEA, DVP&R, DFSS, VAVE activities
  • Experience in APQP and quality processes for OE automotive components
  • Experience leading projects and interfacing with automotive OEMs