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Layout Engineer / Integrator - 0305 - Farmington Hills, MI

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Company Name:Design Systems, Inc.
Location:Farmington Hills, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
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Position Duties: 


Full Time Layout Engineer/Integrator within the Central Layout Group (CLG) supporting integration, collaboration, technical direction, and development of vision, feasibility, future, and current program production layouts using AutoCAD.

Note: This contract position could lead to direct full time employment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the layout development and integration process for Global Propulsion Systems (powertrain) projects (engine, transmission, casting, and/or components) in North America
  • Lead layout development / integration meetings, develop and maintain issues list(s), and facilitate a cross-functional layout development process
  • Provide layout Subject Matter Expert level support to plant, program, CLG staff, and Manufacturing Engineering center customers
  • Maintain drawing file library and process incoming files ensuring adherence to CLG layout standards & procedures
  • Generate installation level design/detail drawings as required
  • Other contributions as appropriate

Skills and Experience Required: 


  •    Experience utilizing AutoCAD
  •    Experience in an automotive manufacturing setting
  •    Interpersonal, oral, and written/electronic communication skills enabling interaction with all levels of the organization
  •    Analytical ability and problem solving skills
  •    Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and execute projects
  •    Comfort in effectively organizing and leading meetings/workshops
  •    Adept at working efficiently and constructively with multiple customers/programs
  •    Familiarity/Experience with Navisworks, LeicaTrueView, and Microsoft Office software
  •    College degree or equivalent experience and training
  •    Ability to travel to North American facilities without restriction


  •    5+ years 3D layout experience utilizing AutoCAD Architecture and FactoryCAD
  •    3+ years of Production, Maintenance, or ME experience in Press, Body, Paint, GA, Casting, Engine, or Transmission.
  •    Experience with Unigraphics (UG), Vis Mockup, and graphic software conversion (i.e. UG to AutoCAD)
  •    Knowledge of GMS and Lean Material Flow
  •    Working knowledge of GM standards and processes

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office               
  • AutoCAD  

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to Travel                
  • Valid Driver's License      
  • US Citizenship
  • Personal Credit Card        



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