Development Engineer

Company Name:
ADVICS North America, Inc.
## Job Description
ADVICS North America, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development, and manufacture of world-class quality, technology-leading automotive brake systems. We have a long history of solid growth, and believe in investing in our people and our facilities to drive innovation. Our people are the reason for our success, and we've created a work environment where they are empowered to make decisions and have the opportunity to work on challenging, meaningful assignments.
We are currently looking for an Associate Engineer to join our Foundation group. The individual in this position will assist in the execution and evaluation of technical development activities in support of the mechanical design, development, and validation of foundation brake component parts. Specifically, this position will learn and gain increased responsibility for technical interface, vehicle integration, customer specifications, and prototype and production release designs. Also, this position will work with internal departments, customers and suppliers to ensure proper component development. This position will assist in maintaining ADVICS' customer products and customer relationships.
Essentials Job Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Responsible to assist in the development of the program timing and component contents to ensure these are met through the technical development process. This may include serving as the main technical interface to the customer on assigned programs.
2. Assist in the technical product development to verify that the foundation brake components meet the customer specifications. This includes developing test plans, conducting tests, evaluating results, and reporting results to demonstrate that ADVICS and Customer specific requirements are satisfied.
3. Oversee the manufacturing process for all foundation brake component parts during prototype phases and production launch builds at customer, ADVICS, and/or supplier facilities. This includes determining if the fit and function of the components are negatively affected by the manufacturing process and working to resolve any design issues related to the quality and/or performance of the foundation brake component parts.
4. Assist the Change Process (CP) and Engineering Change Notification (ECN) process. Including the ability to coordinate design change activities and the Request for Design & Development of Parts (RDDP) process with the appropriate Engineering Department at ADVICS-Japan.
5. Attend regular internal and customer open issues meetings; such as, Product Development Team (PDT), Cross Functional Team (CFT) and New Product Launch Team (NPLT) meetings to ensure that the progress of development meets required milestones. This may include preparing reports for use at internal management review meetings or customer meetings and/or giving presentations of technical findings.
6. Collaborate with other system and design colleagues internally and at the ADVICS- Japan on project issues, design improvements and quality improvements, as required.
7. Assist in the development of new approaches and ideas to resolve technical issues. This includes providing support for full-brake system, sub-system, and component level development activities, and innovating new improvements that may lead to patents, as necessary.
Essentials Job Responsibilities and Duties (con't):
8. Responsible to analyze data received from tests and summarize it into meaningful facts by conducting engineering calculations, applying standard formulas, and analyzing characteristics of the foundation brake component performance. This includes leading testing at outside test facilities and performing internal testing utilizing ADVICS-NA test equipment and procuring, installing and maintaining test equipment.
9. Conduct research development trend studies of caliper and foundation components, which includes, performing investigation of benchmark parts and participating in technical conferences.
Other Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Support customers by conducting customer presentations, supporting customer trips, attending customer meetings to ensure that customer meetings have the proper technical support.
2. Assist management with maintaining DFMEA, DVP&R;, 3D, drawings, program timing plans and other technical and program documents.
3. Other special projects, tasks or duties as assigned by supervisor and/or management.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Most work is performed in a typical office setting; however some work will be performed in a manufacturing setting such as a plant floor or a test laboratory setting. The work is a mixture of sedentary and light industrial work.
This position requires extensive verbal and written communication with others internal to the company and with external customers and suppliers.
Travel is required to meeting sites, proving grounds, customer facilities and supplier and Affiliate Company manufacturing plants.
This position may require the individual to work additional hours to meet deadlines, as necessary.
Ability to lift prototype or quality concern parts up to a maximum of 30 lbs.
Requisition Number: 305
Job Title: Development Engineer
Shift: 1
Area of Interest: Engineering
City: Plymouth
State: Michigan

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