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Vehicle Engineer

Company: RGBSI
Location: Winamac
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose:

  • The Vehicle Engineer is responsible for engineering and designing New Client Vehicles from start to finish.
  • Will be responsible for the design and integration of all vehicle systems found in today's wheelchair accessible vehicles and set the overall development strategy, maintaining corporate objectives.
    Essential Functions:
    • Engineer, design and develop new vehicle conversions in CAD (Inventor)
    • Design Mechanism, Suspensions, Structures and Closures (doors & liftgates)
    • Plan for design, procurement, assembly, and validation requirements that align with overall Project Timing, Stage Gate (APQP) and Mitigation Strategies.
    • Ensure vehicle Designs & Systems conform to budgeted Quality and Cost targets.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Manufacturing, Quality, Sales, Portfolio) to assure vehicle designs account for all requirements.
    • Suggest Low-cost Design alternatives, Common Designs and Standardization.
    • Build and design prototype vehicles.
    • Constantly improve designs, processes, and timing, maintaining project specifications.
    • Participate in design reviews to assure all vehicle conversions are developed and engineered to meet or exceed requirements.
    • Review designs with peers for good design practices and any anticipated design concerns.
      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
      • Mechanism Design knowledge is a most, expertise preferred, and how to integrate it into the design, considering all Tolerances involved.
      • Understanding of Vehicle Engineering and Integration. Must know what is required for a reliable design.
      • Proficiency in Structural Design, sheet metal fabrication, welding processes, LEAN principles.
      • Understanding of fuel, exhaust, cooling and braking systems, materials and industry standards
      • Experience in with vehicle compartments like Closures & Suspensions.
      • Knowledge of materials and benefits of utilizing one type over the other
      • Solid working knowledge of quality, design and validation tools including FEA, DFA/M, DOE, D/PFMEA, DVP&R, problem solving (8D or similar), GD&T and Tolerance Stack-up.
      • Must be detail-oriented and a self-starter.
      • Must possess the ability to function well under the demands of project due dates
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed
      • Well organized, accurate and possesses a strong attention to detail
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively solve and analyze problems
      • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
      • Prototype fabrication and welding knowledge preferred
      • Windows (computer), Outlook (email), Inventor, AutoCad, Vault, MS Office, and Epicor (ERP)
        Minimum Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required.
        • Minimum of 1-2 years work experience in automotive design is required.
        • Previous assembly plant launch experience preferred
        • Dimensional Management and Understanding of GD&T required
        • Experience with Mechanism, Steel and Aluminum part design and manufacturing

Keywords: RGBSI, South Bend , Vehicle Engineer, Engineering , Winamac, Indiana

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