Overall responsibility for the local engineering team to deliver robust and highly cost effective products which satisfy all industry, customer, and company requirements, along with support from R&D HQ.
Establish group objectives and lead continuous improvement initiatives related to processes and tools required for team engineering goals.
Champion employee development and training.
Will seek to establish customer relationships for mutual, long-term benefit.
Consult with Expatriate coordinator to enhance communication with R&D HQ
Customer interfacing/Liaison works (Team job description)
All aspects of product design and development, from customer concept thru final requirements, review with customer and communication/coordination with MOBIS HQ.
Conduct feasibility reviews and communicate with Customer and MOBIS HQ for all development engineering issues.
Control and support engineering data/documents delivery between customer and MOBIS HQ.
Support identification and resolution of Quality issues on Head/Tail Lamp between customer and MOBIS HQ.
Support customer development stage events based on product development timing such as Lit Mockup and Plywood Mockup sample build, DV/PV Test, EMC Test between Customer and MOBIS HQ.
Play an interactive role as a Liaison Engineer between Customer and MOBIS HQ.
Perform benchmarking and technology trend survey on Automotive Lighting system for North American market.
Local Engineering works (Future Goal of local Engineering team, with supporting from HQ)
Direct, review, and approve all product designs according to established company processes from quotation through product launch.
Lead root cause analysis and drive proper corrective actions for technical issues.
Maintain industry standards while balancing the need for cost effectiveness and high quality.
In-depth knowledge of plastic injection molding process, tooling, and related materials.
Drive continuous improvement of product design for reduced cost, increased performance, and high quality.
Solid understanding of manufacturing processes involved with lighting and trim products such as ultrasonic welding, vibration welding, annealing, glue/epoxy dispensing, stamping, vacuum metallization, and painting.
Keen system level focus upon up defining and verifying product engineering requirements and related vehicle interface requirements.
Ability to drive product ideation from concept stage through product calculation and quotation.
Prioritize and guide group activities to design new products, modify existing products, and optimize designs for assembly.
About 20+ years of experience in product design or working in the automotive industry, as well as 5+ years' experience in Leading/Managing role.
Engineering Degree- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
Working knowledge of engineering concepts and principles.
Knowledge of DFSS, FMEA, Design for Manufacturability, GD&T, and tolerance stack analysis preferred.
Knowledge of Stage gate product development, Lean Concepts, QFD, PPAP, and CPPM preferred.
Process knowledge in casting, machining, sheet metal, injection molding, and PCB board assembly.
Understanding of lighting technology, source types and electrical components
Experience utilizing/designing for regulatory testing processes
Excellent communication skill in terms of collaborating with R&D, marketing, manufacturing, domestic and third party suppliers and customers.
Excellent ability to identify and drive resolution to engineering problems.
Ability to travel to manufacturing locations in the USA and global locations.
Work on-site but also frequently offsite at customer facilities.
Knowledge of thermal analysis of design solutions preferred.
Previous automotive lighting engineering leading experience at OEM preferred.