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Mechanical Designer

Company: VIA Motors
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:VIA Motors is a core team of specialists, engineers, and innovators. With a passion for sustainability and a drive to innovate, we are transforming the commercial fleet and last-mile delivery industries and in doing so, changing the world along the way.
With our industry-leading technology, we work closely with our customers to create custom solutions that meet their unique fleet requirements. An electrified fleet will not only allow companies to meet existing and future emissions requirements, but will also reduce pollution, cut operating costs, and create healthier communities.
POSITION SUMMARY:VIA Motors is looking for a highly experienced automotive Mechanical Designer to join our EE Team. This is your opportunity to join our growing team and be involved at the forefront of electric and hybrid-electric vehicle technology development.

  • We are seeking to the Mechanical Designer (HV/LV)across a variety for various sub-systems (Infotainment, Driver controls, switches, LV wiring, HV wiring, ECUs, ADAS sub-systems, and safety / restraint systems).
  • The role will lead all the mechanical designs for all Electrical ECUs, Sensors, Fuses, Relays etc.
  • Designer will help and support wiring harness routing for LV/HV departments
  • The scope covers all phases of the Vehicle Development Process (Pre-Phase 0; Electrical Architecture Definition (requirement development and de-composition, electrical architecture, communication protocols, module definition/requirements, vehicle to sub-system and sub-system to sub-system interface development, physical integration, RFP generation, technical support of sourcing activities (Supplier Identification, balancing of requirements), eBOM/ Product Design/Release; APQP Approval; Part Production; Vehicle Volume Launch.The successful candidate:
    • Will design and release Brackets, Fasteners for all EE LV/HV products
    • Package electrical modules, sensors, Relays, including dimensioning
    • Work closely with EE DREs, suppliers and other teams to understand the need and design and package all EE components
    • Own all of the mechanical design and development related to EE department from start to finish, starting with supplier discussion (quoting) to development, BOM release, DFMEA, DVP&R
    • Support testing and validation teams with mechanical aspects of testing
    • Provide recommendations and negotiate with suppliers in all areas of mechanical design and development
    • Will be involved at all steps of the System design V-cycle (Vehicle Development Process)
    • Ability to work / lead requirements elicitation, analysis and decomposition following a top-down System design approach (realized through Model-Based Systems Engineering) and integrating their deep experience-based requirement definition into the process.
    • Ability to work in a highly leveraged, cross functional team with internal and supplier partner engineers.
    • Will work closely and coordinate with the VIA Controls team and the LV/HV Electrical Architecture System Engineer.
    • Will Interact with technical partners, customers and suppliers as needed (expected to lead Supplier interaction in a leveraged Tier 1-2 partnership).
    • Will actively and diligently document work activities within VIA's Product Lifecycle Management tool.
    • Will peer-review their work within the team.
    • The successful candidate will be expected to review the work of others.
    • Will work within a well-defined process, and participate in process improvement activities including toolchain procurement, evaluation, selection, and deployment.
    • Will actively contribute to knowledge sharing within the team.
      • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline (Electrical, System, Mechatronics, Mechanical, etc.).
      • 5+ years of relevant experience with OEM (Automotive) or Tier 1 Supplier
      • 5+ years of experience across relevant Mechanical and electrical components and sub-systems.
      • Relevant experience from Pre-Phase 0 thru Volume Production.
      • Experienced and familiar with:
      • CAD tools (AutoDesk, SolidWorks, Catia, UniGraphics)
      • BOM Management
      • Timing Management
      • Exposure to FEA tools and ability to interpret strength and stiffness results
      • Deep industry knowledge / Benchmarked / BIC Infotainment Systems_ LV Electrical Architecture across all BOM rows
      • APQP processes
      • Sourcing / Contract negotiations
      • Leading Design Release Engineering Team from concept thru launch
      • Experience with MBSE tools (e.g., Catia Magic Cyber, Cameo Systems Modeler, etc.) an asset
      • Experience with communication protocols (e.g., J1939, UDS ISO 14229/15765, OBD ISO 15031, etc.) an asset
      • Experience working within a tightly revision-controlled environment (using a version control tool such as Subversion or git) an asset
      • Experience with a Requirements Management tool (e.g., Rational DOORS, PTC Integrity, Visure Requirements, etc.) an asset
      • Familiarity with measurement and calibration tools such as INCA, ATI, etc.
        • Strong ability to work in a leveraged, multi-company Vehicle Development Process.
        • Excellent problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
        • Team player who is easy to work with.
        • Comfortable with dynamic, quick paced work environment.
        • Comfortable with ambiguity; ability to identify roadblocks and develop work arounds and solutions to keep team moving forward.
          • Excellent written and oral communicator
          • Combination of big picture understanding and vision with outstanding attention to detail.
          • Problem solver with strong analytical skills - comfortable with both theoretical and practical issues
          • Able to work independently and within a team.
          • Strong ability to document work.
          • Able to prioritize tasks effectively and to communicate roadblocks promptly to management within a fast-paced environment where project / team priorities may shift.
          • A curious person who stays abreast of the latest techniques and technologies
          • High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
          • This role is expected to be located in SE Michigan; with the expectation of ability and willingness to travel within US and Internationally as required to interact with partners and suppliers.
            BENEFITS OVERVIEW:Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
            • Paid time off including vacation days and holidays.
            • Healthcare, dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family
            • 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement

              VIA Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status to all.
              VIA Motors Participates in E-Verify
              VIA Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VIA Motors employees or any other organization location. VIA Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: VIA Motors, Detroit , Mechanical Designer, Other , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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