Perform product engineering functions as directed by the engineering manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Begins to mentor other team members as directed by Engineering Manager.
Supports Product strategy activities as directed by Engineering Manager.
Responsible for product design, engineering and development of assigned programs.
Creates and maintains DFMEA.
Initiates Engineering Change Notices for engineering changes.
Leads multi-disciplined design reviews on programs assigned.
Understands, interprets, and applies design solutions based on CAE analysis.
Maintains BOM on assigned products.
Writes Engineering Change Orders for engineering changes.
Coordinates prototype builds on assigned programs, including development of prototype build control plan.
Works closely with manufacturing engineers and purchasing on component procurement.
Performs Design Review by Test Result (DRBTR) teardown analysis of passing and failing test parts.
Performs root cause analysis for test or production issues.
Monitors individual program status and reports this information to Engineering Manager and Program Manager.
Represents STRATTEC in weekly Program Development Team meetings with customer.
Utilizes the STRATTEC Program Development Process (PDP) for program implementation.
Utilizes the STRATTEC Knowledge Management System (SKMS) for communicating engineering-related program deliverables.
Reports progress to manager both verbally and in writing as required.
Generates and implements cost reduction ideas.
Uses engineering tools and methods to assure design quality, mentors others in there use and learning of these tools.
Periodic travel to customer, suppliers, other STRATTEC/VAST facilities is required (~10%-15%).
Leads VAST initiatives and global teams as required.
Interfaces with global customers, partners, and suppliers as required.
Must be able to conceptualize, sketch, plan and develop small electro-mechanical devices and mechanisms.
Must be able to perform strength of material and static force calculations.
Must have the ability to design springs and perform spring force/stress calculations is required.
Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
Must have mechanical aptitude to work with tools in tearing down product assemblies.
Must be able to multi-task, plan and organize work efficiently and effectively. Multi projects capable.
Must be able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate ideas.
Must be able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers.
Must be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
Must have broad experience with and able to create full DFMEA, DFM, DFA documents.
Must have experience with Process Flows, Control Plans, PFMEAs
Must have experience in performing tolerance stacks and review other engineer's stacks.
Must have experience dimensioning and applying tolerances to components and assemblies.
Must have an advanced working knowledge of GD&T and able to review and correct detailed engineering drawings.
Must be able to create complex stack-ups (rotational, assembly level, angular)
Must have experience with design for manufacturability/assembly (mechanisms, metal stampings, plastic injection molded parts, die cast parts, painted parts, coated parts, MIM parts, CNC parts, compression molded parts, etc).
Must have 3D modeling experience (Pro-E, UG/NX).
Must have experience in designing button mechanisms and performing button travel/force calculations.
Must have experience in designing snap features and performing snap stress/force calculations.
Must have experience in performing pressure, area, flow, compression, density, deflection calculations on parts of different materials (metal, plastic, silicone, assemblies).
Must have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology. 8D is a must. RedX and/or Green Belt are preferred.
Must have experience in working with CAE analyses and tools (FEA, ADAMS, Moldflow etc) and come up with engineering conclusions /recommendations.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
BSME or related technical degree is required.
5-15 years minimum experience in product development required.
Previous projects leaderships required.
Product design experience of electro-mechanical systems is preferred.
Previous experience in security access systems is a plus (key fobs, start stop buttons, entry systems, body modules)
High proficiency in English language is required, proficiency in Spanish languaga is a plus
STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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