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Powertrain Cooling Application Engineer – Jr. – Sr. Level

Job Title
Powertrain Cooling Application Engineer – Jr. – Sr. Level
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Work Hybrid
Novi,  MI 48377
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Powertrain Cooling Application Engineer – Jr. – Sr. Level

Department - Powertrain Cooling (PTC) / HVAC-HX

Novi, MI – Hybrid Remote/On-Site

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Job Description
The selected candidate will be responsible for developing powertrain cooling (PTC) heat exchanger and module applications while meeting all customer specifications and program milestones deliverables.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Understand customer specifications and ensure application design conforms
  • Interface with the customer
  • Apply APQP to the application (i.e DFMEA, SCIF, DFM/A, DVP&R, Dim/Tol analysis, proto Control Plan)
  • Select materials aligned with Materials Engineering, Purchasing and manufacturing strategies
  • Develop and maintain prototype and production Bill of Materials
  • Lead Design and Release (D&R) Development
  • Develop Design Validation test Plan
  • Lead and organize prototype materials and process
  • Evaluate prototype tooling cost & timing from external or intra-company sources
  • Direct prototype dimensional and quality controls
  • Manage test material, component, and end item logistics and storage
  • Provide direction to CAD, CAE/CFD and test personnel
  • Lead and organize validation testing per DV plan
  • Qualify heat exchangers per customer or internal requirements
  • Assess testing results and apply design and/or prototype quality countermeasures as necessary
  • Report application design changes and lesson learned to core engineering
  • Release and sign-off of drawings ensuring drawings align with corporate design standards
  • Execute and document all required product design corporate deliverables
  • Interface frequently with global PD, Manufacturing and Program Management activities
  • Support cost reduction initiatives
  • Support production launches

Years of Experience
  • 0-8 years related experience preferred

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Mechanical Engineering preferred

Desired Competencies, Experience, & Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, test, and launch PTC HEX components
  • Understanding of heat transfer and structural principles
  • Experienced in design of injection molded plastic and aluminum components
  • Experience in quality disciplines such as DFMEA, SCIFS, etc
  • Able to interpret CFD and CAE/FEA results and utilize to optimize PTC component design
  • Ability to utilize problem solving skills
  • Experienced in project planning and management
  • Ability to conduct Technical Design Reviews according to industry disciplines
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Work closely with lab on test set-up, execution and report-outs.

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