Senior Designer Job

28 June 2013

  • GM
  • Location: Pontiac, MI, US

  • Senior Designer-POW0000932

    Prepare major design layouts, including responsibility for design calculations to achieve functional results. Work is highly creative, with wide latitude for independent judgment under general supervision. May instruct and/or have assistance of other designers and drafters. Work duties involve a definite degree of skill, accuracy and coordination.

    – Prepares major design layouts of complex units, mechanisms, and/or complete products
    – Makes all necessary design computations
    – Works with designers, layout drafters and detailers to achieve completed design
    – Prepares general specifications
    – Proposes new design concepts
    – Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions
    – Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise
    – Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities
    Design components and sub-systems in the context using UG/NX
    – Ensure communication between system and sub-system groups
    – Resolves technical design conflicts
    – Ensures adherence to design standards and processes
    – Advises Supervisor / Designers of project status and timing
    – Assists in establishing design completion dates
    – Designs systems and sub-systems
    – Adheres to employee guidelines for conduct


    Basic Required

    – In-depth understanding of products and manufacturing operations
    – Well developed understanding of materials and components
    – Oral and written communications skills
    – Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
    – Basic knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and computer graphics
    – High level of analytical ability where problems are complex
    – Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required
    Associate Degree in Science in Drafting/Design or equivalent experience
    – Knowledge of Engine/Vehicle Architecture
    – In depth knowledge of GD&T, tolerance analysis
    – Excellent written and oral communication skills to be able to document design processes
    – In-depth knowledge of Design tools (UG/NX, TeamCenter)
    – Knowledge of manufacturing processes
    – Position related experience in engineering design – 10 years plus
    – Relevant auto industry experience required with expertise in engines related to – Castings, stampings, plastic injection, die casting, tubing, packaging, configuration, engine roll, variation, vehicle background, and problem solving

    Basic Preferred
    – Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    – Experience working with Analysis to improve designs
    – Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering preferred
    – Engine Component design (Design experience in Engine components – Engine Cooling Systems or Exhaust Systems. Turbo and Intake Manifolds preferred)

    Education and Training

    – Associates Degree required or equivalent training, plus additional training such as that acquired in one to two years of post-high school drafting training or equivalent experience
    – Training in use and maintenance requirements of computer graphics
    Location: Pontiac, Michigan
    Primary Location: US-MI-Pontiac
    Posting Date: May 22, 2013, 2:05:27 PM – Ongoing
    Job: Engineering

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