The purpose of this position description is to reflect consistency of positions throughout the corporation; capture relevant education, training, skills and experience; and determine the necessary competence for the personnel performing work affecting product quality.

Habilidades y experiencias

Position Summary:  Responsible for new product development and associated engineering requirements, including design verification for engineering changes to current production products.  Act as the company’s engineering representative on Customer vehicle teams.

Essential position functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Act as Engineering liaison between customer teams and internal business unit and manufacturing teams.
  • Develop projects that meet specified customer requirements and expectation in order to win new business.
  • Lead development projects by directing the Product Design & CAE staff in day to day efforts.
  • Regularly provide the design department with the latest background information, e.g., CAD files, drawings, etc.
  • Develop initial material neutral design direction and value stream map (VSM).
  • Provide designs, background data, and all pertinent information to the CAE department for analysis set-up.
  • Analyze CAE outputs and determination of next steps.
  • Incorporate design for manufacturing (DFM) initiatives according to the Shape minimum process requirements during product design including leading development of component/assembly GD&T and tolerance stack-ups.
  • Establish datum’s, critical & special characteristics and the development of SPC data points.
  • Draft and maintain applicable engineering documents (DFMEA, design 8D’s, WERS, engineering changes, product development documents, etc.) specific to assigned projects.
  • Develop DVP&R and DFMEA and share during PFMEA development meetings.
  • Identify and approve all data for transfers on assigned projects.
  • Procure parts, cost and funding of rapid prototypes and mockups to support engineering development.
  • Oversee initial prototype builds at Shape manufacturing facilities and working with Shape plant personnel to establish acceptable part quality.
  • Initiate physical test requests as necessary.
  • Provide on-site support for all prototype builds and production launches.
  • Work with component suppliers as required to ensure all outsourced component designs meet Shape and customer requirements.
  • Participate as a member of the program management team supporting APQP and VA/VE activities.
  • Work within the Shape core manufacturing processes, Shape launch process, vehicle design packaging, and product performance knowledge methodologies.
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Minimum of three years prior experience in engineering, preferably in a product development role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must display leadership capabilities of innovation, people development, character, strategy and results.
  • Must display fundamental capabilities of teamwork, problem solving, customer focus, communication and respect.



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