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Senior Engineer Underbody - Body in White (BIW)

San Jose, United States

Senior Engineer Underbody - Body in White (BIW)
The Sr. Engineer Underbody will be responsible for leading the design, development and engineering activities for the underbody system/assembly (front, mid, rear and complete) and components on new and/or current vehicle programs. The Sr. Engineer will ensure compliance of the design with all BIW and vehicle attributes, technical and structural requirements, quality objectives, program milestones, deliverables and specific targets (cost, weight, timing, etc.). The Sr. Engineer will develop unique and highly advanced engineering concepts and designs, leading innovation and advanced technologies for the BIW - underbody sub-assembly and components. The Sr. Engineer will fully support implementation in production and interfaces, cooperation and integration with BIW, Closures and Body colleagues as well as with other vehicle groups.

The Sr. Engineer will report to the BIW Manager.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, or Aerospace/Aeronautical, or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited university
Minimum of 4 years of experience in design, development, release and implementation in production of automotive body systems with a strong background in: BIW design and engineering, BIW structures, CAE and applications, specific BIW components fabrication processes, testing and compliance, and BIW manufacturing and assembly
Specific knowledge with sheet metal forming, stamping, extrusions, castings, joining, body shop operations, product launch and BIW assembly and production
Experience with various BIW materials with emphasis on light-weight materials: Aluminum, magnesium, composite, ultra-high-strength steel, carbon fibers, etc.
Experienced with typical (Aluminum) BIW joining processes: SPR, FDS, adhesive bonding, welding, bolting, etc.
Experience and knowledgeable of CAD systems (fully proficient in CATIA V5) and design documentation systems (PLM, PDM, BOM’s, releases, etc.)
Experienced and efficient in interfaces and activities with the Manufacturing/Production department
Able and willing to travel domestically and/or internationally
Able and willing to travel and support production launch
Preferred Qualifications

Experienced with HPDC (high pressure die castings), LPDC (low pressure die castings), Aluminum extrusion process and Aluminum stamping (normal and warm/hot forming)
Knowledge and experience with new/modern BIW technologies and processes: FSW (friction stir welding), friction spin welding, TWB (tailor welded blanks), laminated materials, heat treatments, coating and surface protection, etc.
Knowledge with Design for Six Sigma, Lean Concepts and DFMEA
Highly motivated individual with excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong leadership, decision making and problem solving skills
Ability to work on multiple tasks and assignments targeting meeting or exceeding the goals set up by the department Director and Company
Positive attitude and constructive approach to interfaces with others and problems solving