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Product Engineer – Passenger Car (14-00077)

by KHouseman on February 7, 2014

– Novi, MI – From:  Greg Graff, GTA, Ltd. 

If interested in position, then, email me your word resume and answer the required questions below, please.   (Note: If you refer a person we hire from your lead, then, we can offer $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms.  Thank you, Greg Graff, A/E, GTA, Ltd.  Email:
Title: Product Engineer – Passenger Car (14-00077)
Location: Novi, MI
Base Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Type of hire:  Direct
Position Summary:
This position designs, validates and ensures designs are manufacturable, cost effective and meets all internal and external targets. This job acts as a point of contact with customer engineering, thus coordinating customer specifications, design, testing and prototype activities. Lastly, this position leads the product development team including CAD/CAE/Validation and interface with internal cross functional teams to fulfill Gate requirements and Program Development cycles.
Position Responsibilities:
• Coordinate development process with customer engineering team (25%)
• Checking and release of math models and drawings (20%)
• Creation and management of design workload on program
• Manage test scheduling and part delivery with customer timeline
• Provide engineering feedback to other departments on potential changes
• Manage ED&D work per program budget
• Creation and release of prototype work orders
• Maintain key development APQP documents
• Other duties as assigned
• General and design detailed decisions that impact cost, weight, manufacturing and function of the components, subsystems and assemblies
• Design decisions during development phase in regards to functional objectives and Client setting
• Responsible over final release of technical drawings and math models
• Decisions in RFQ’ phase regarding design and BOM content at an appropriate level of fidelity and risk to support RFQ quoting process
• Approval of prototype content variation
• Prioritize design work within assigned project
• Approve supplier and plant deviations
Position Requirements:
• B.S. in engineering field.
• Minimum three years in automotive engineering role.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents and procedures.
• Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
• Metal stampings and sheet metal experience in automotive needed.
• Ability to apply mathematical concepts and operations.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Demonstrate proficiency with MS Office Applications

GTA QUESTIONS:  Will be required for us to send to hiring Manager.
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. 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 Product Engineer position?
2. What Automotive components do you have the most experience with?
3. In an engineering capacity have you led product development teams including CAD/CAE and Validation activities?
4. Have you been involved with Prototype development as it relates to design and tooling?
5. Do you have experience from initial product development through launch and post launch, if so please explain?
6. Do you have customer interface experience and have you previously held a role where you were the engineering voice to the customer, if so please explain?
7. Do you have experience in collecting data, writing reports and presenting findings to customers?
8. Have you supported the RFQ activities, if so please explain?
9. Have you worked with and maintained key development APQP documents?
10. Have you coordinated testing and prototype activities?
11. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
12. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
13. Can you list why you left each of your past employers, please?
14. Do you have any gaps in your employment longer than 3 months? If so can you explain these gaps?
15. What is your current / last salary?
16. 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)
17. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
18. 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?
19. Are you able to work in the U.S. without need for a Visa, other than a TN Visa for Canadian citizens?

Thank you for choosing GTA as your job search partner.
Greg Graff
Account Executive
GTA, Ltd. (Global Technology Associates)
One Parklane Boulevard – Suite 200 East
Dearborn, MI 48126

Cell – Primary – 313-595-1806

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