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Mechanisms Engineer - Automotive in Farmington Hills, MI at GTA

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

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Job Description

Title: Mechanisms Engineer Automotive
Job ID: 18-00405

Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Salary Range: Open and competitive based on experience and automotive mechanisms market
Additional Benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Direct

Summary:
Our client is seeking a Mechanisms Engineer to assume the responsibility of completing complex engineering projects. Their perimeter includes all parts and products of a complete seat or structure. They plan and execute complete engineering design projects, from initial design concept through to production and release and post-production support, for source automotive seat products. They have responsibility as project leader for work done by designers, design engineers and project engineers.

Key Elements of the Position:
  • Formulates, recommends, and implements as phases of a project to complete it within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and completion Client dates
  • Produces designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available
  • Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation, and performance.
  • Contributes to manufacturing performance and customer service by assisting in the solution production or quality problems associates with the design.
  • Proposes and implements VA/VE solutions
  • Other duties and special projects assigned
Position Responsibilities:
  • Supervises project engineers, design engineers and designers and ensures their work meet all requirements.
  • Plans and executes complete engineering design projects, from initial design concept through to production and release and post-production support.
  • Provides information about needs, wants and developments affecting company products and plans by maintaining regular, direct contact with customer technical personnel.
  • Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation and performance.
  • Works closely with Program Management to understand and achieve financial Client
Required Competencies:
  • Bachelor Science Mechanical Engineering or applicable work experience
  • Minimum five years experience in automotive mechanisms including metal and trim development preferred, some project engineer experience preferred
  • Knowledge of automotive mechanism, design and engineering
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of automotive development tools and procedures preferred
  • Good understanding of FEA principals preferred

GTA QUESTIONS: (please enter answers in bold after each question)
Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client, and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible.
  1. What is your  core mechanism engineering experience and can you provide any detail to share with hiring engineering director?
  2. Which mechanism vendors or systems are you most familiar with?
  3. What types of mechanisms have you dealt with in the past?
  4. Do you have a good understanding of FEA principles? Please explain.
  5. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?
  6. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  7. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  8. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
  9. What is your 'acceptable” and 'ideal base” compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  10. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  11. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  12. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years.

Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or have been placed by GTA at one of our clients, we will not be able to entertain moving you. However, we are hopeful that you may know someone else who is qualified and as such you would still be eligible for our generous referral bonus program detailed below.

REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM:
If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms