Careers at Source2

Careers at Source2

Application Engineer

Job Title
Application Engineer
Southfield,  MI 48076
Other Location
Are you passionate about starting your career with an organization that values integrity, dedication, and hard work every day? If you’re ready to join a reputable independent company with a 100-year history of success, then we have the place for you, and we value all our employees and their roles as an important part of our united team. 

Our mission is to drive industry-leading design and manufacturing solutions in key markets that lead to increase partner value. As the premier ductile, gray and specialty iron casting provider, we have broad capabilities across multiple product lines that can deliver efficient, powerful and innovative solutions for its customers. We deliver world-class value to our customers and associates through teamwork, communication, innovation, operational excellence, safety and continuous improvement!

The Application Engineer leads the project planning, design, developing testing, and release of new products and product enhancements. Projects can be complex, requiring cross-disciplinary integration and wide application of concepts. 

Your Responsibilities as an Application Engineer: 

  • Gathers and comprehends customer requirements by supporting the team prior and during customer interface meetings; researching and recording historical and benchmark information regarding the customer’s need; creating and maintaining a record of potential risks with the product design.
  • Translates customers’ requirements into product specifications; interfaces with customer representatives to ensure their desired features and performance levels are properly comprehended in product specifications.
  • Compiles reports and completes documentation to track and facilitate the product development process.
  • Validates the design of new products or product enhancement by completing various analysis such as stack-ups, DFMEA, Finite Element Analysis, Design for Assembly/ Manufacturing Studies, and Noise, vibration, and harshness studies.
  • Delivers technical presentations to various stockholders; participates in various technical reviews through the product development cycle.
  • Establishes key product characteristics and develops a bill of materials for an approved design.
  • Compiles reports and completes documentation to track and facilitate the product development process.
  • Coordinates the testing and validation of product designs; gains prototype and part approval.
  • Attains final authorization, documentation and release to production of new product or product enhancement design; completes design drawings or other documentation; obtains drawing approval and issuance of notice of release; supports product launch activities.
  • Close interaction and participation in plant activities such as Kaizen events; scrap reduction support; launch support. 
  • All other duties are assigned.

What We Need From You (Our Requirements):

  • Degree in Engineering or comparable field plus 2-7 years professional experience
  • Cast components, preferably cast iron components.
  • Iron casting process
  • Driveline systems or driveline components
  • Suspension components

Why You'll Love Working for Us (Our Benefits): 

  • Competitive wage and benefits
  • Medical w/HSA, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short/long term disability
  • Paid vacations and holidays

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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