nnPosition 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.nnnnnnEssential position functions include, but are not limited to, the following:nnnn·         Act as Engineering liaison between customer teams and internal business unit and manufacturing teams. nn·          Develop projects that meet specified customer requirements and expectation in order to win new business.nn·          Lead development projects by directing the Product Design & CAE staff in day to day efforts.nn·          Regularly provide the design department with the latest background information, e.g., CAD files, drawings, etc.nn·          Develop initial material neutral design direction and value stream map (VSM).nn·          Provide designs, background data, and all pertinent information to the CAE department for analysis set-up.nn·         Analyze CAE outputs and determination of next steps.nn·          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.nn·          Establish datum’s, critical & special characteristics and the development of SPC data points.nn·          Draft and maintain applicable engineering documents (DFMEA, design 8D’s, WERS, engineering changes, product development documents, etc.) specific to assigned projects.nn·          Develop DVP&R and DFMEA  and share during PFMEA development meetings.nn·          Identify and approve all data for transfers on assigned projects.nn·          Procure parts, cost and funding of rapid prototypes and mockups to support engineering development.nn·          Oversee initial prototype builds at Shape manufacturing facilities and working with Shape plant personnel to establish acceptable part quality.nn·          Initiate physical test requests as necessary.nn·          Provide on-site support for all prototype builds and production launches.nn·          Work with component suppliers as required to ensure all outsourced component designs meet Shape and customer requirements.nn·          Participate as a member of the program management team supporting APQP and VA/VE activities.nn·         Work within the Shape core manufacturing processes, Shape launch process, vehicle design packaging, and product performance knowledge methodologies.nn·         Apply the fundamentals of mechanical theory, material properties, test protocols and basic manufacturing processes to daily projects.nn·         Develop component and system level product designs utilizing engineering applications in accordance with customer requirements.nn·         Interpret and understand customer inputs and communicate Shape outputs to customers.nn·         Maintain effective communication with internal and external customers to meet development timelines. nn·         Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.nn·         Utilize up-front engineering practices to design products allowing efficient use of CAD & CAE resources.nn·         Propose product design changes to customers based on Shape manufacturing capabilities and vehicle packaging.nn·         Manage the product design timeline and provide updates to the internal and external customers.nnn* Mentor and coach less senior Product Development Engineers.nn·         Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.nnnnnnPosition Skills and Experience Requirements:nnTo 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.nn·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for degree.nn·         Minimum of eight years prior experience in a product, process, or manufacturing engineering role, preferably in a product development role. nn·         Proficiency in Aluminum manufacturing processes utilizing 6000 and 7000 series aluminum.nn·         Prior experience in Secondary operations of Aluminum manufacturing processes. nn·         Prior experience with DFMEA and customer PPAPs.nn·         Prior experience with vehicle packaging.nn·         Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively to internal and external customers.. nn·         Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong customer relationships.nn·         Communicate Shape’s new technologies to customers to drive sales opportunities. nn·         Prior experience mentoring or coaching less experienced team members.nn·         May have direct and/or indirect Product Designer reports.nn·         Responsible for the work of others (direct and/or indirect).nnnnnnEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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