Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understands theory of operation for ignition coils or electrical machines.
Understands ignition coil standards, specifications and test methodology.
Develop specifications and test procedures with minimal input from manager.
Accountable for the testing and evaluation of assigned products.
Complete engineering documentation such as Engineering Change Notices and release 2D drawings independantly; complete drawings and NPR’s.
Support purchasing with engineering approval process for changes in product materials or vendors (includes alternative vendors).
Follow APQP for new product development.
Lead the design 2D drawings and 3D solid models from physical parts; review the design output of vendors and CAD personnel; accountable for the final design output; keep management apprised of project status and proactively communicates roadblocks.
Take a lead role in communicating with vendors regarding design issues.
Lead design reviews and team project discussions with assistance from manager.
Strong understanding of interactions between parts and environment.
Apply knowledge of material properties and manufacturing processes to new product design.
Understand relationships in MRP between BOMs, routings, effective dates, vendors, etc.
Other job activities as assigned.
Essential Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering; 5 or more years’ experience with strong Mechanical aptitude
Understand construction techniques of parts and assemblies and works with manager to guide production or vendors to improve cost, quality and/or performance
Knowledge of thermodynamics for automotive assemblies including interactions between different structures, shapes and materials during thermal shock
Understanding of high voltage dielectric strength and impact of corona on materials
Understand ignition coil primary and secondary electrical circuits
Knowledge of 3D SolidWorks 3D CAD software for assembly level design
Ability to work cooperatively with others and prioritize assigned work to meet defined deadlines; respond to changing priorities while working on multiple projects at the same time
Ability to travel as needed
Ability to maintain safe work environment
Advanced computer skills including data analysis, modeling, simulation and problem resolution to new product development projects
Working knowledge of MS Office
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to understand that data was correctly measured.
Measuring equipment such as micrometer, calipers and pin gages
Lab (vision system, microscope, X-Ray) and toolroom (rock saw, drill press, grinder) equipment.
Lab evaluation equipment such as power supply, waveform generator, oscilloscope DMM and LCR meter. Ability to understand that data was correctly measured.
Computer, telephone and other misc. office equipment
Personal Protective Equipment/Clothing Required (PPE):
Safety glasses and hearing protection as required.
ESD smock and grounding equipment as required.
Automotive components, transformers
Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field
Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering or related field