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Senior Specialist RD Brake Design Engineer

Novi, MI 45501

Posted: 02/27/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 539141 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

TITLE: Design Engineer (Senior Specialist)

MARKET TITLE: Brake Systems Senior Design Engineer


Company is seeking a Brake Systems Senior Design Engineer for its Headquarters-Detroit facility located in Novi, MI. 

Responsibilities include
  • Design of drum & disc brake systems & controls incl. ABS & stability control for heavy vehicles.
  • Develop new vehicle programs and model year modifications.
  • Work as part of a team consisting of Japanese & US based engineers as well as outsourced (contract) engineering resources at various levels and experience.
  • Must have a strong background in brake system and/or component development.
  • Ensure high quality engineering deliverables, starting at program planning stage, through launch.
  • Participate & lead design reviews with management, suppliers, production, QA & Compliance.
  • Effectively use engineering tools and processes such as DRBFM and DVP&R, etc., to ensure that the product meets all customer requirements.
  • Assure program deliverables are on time and maintain high quality.
  • Report to the Engineering Manager as well as the Program Manager and Chief Engineer.

Required Knowledge and Skill Sets:
  1. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  2. Strong MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skill sets (advanced level).
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. High level of attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
  5. Strong organizational and data management skills.
  6. The ability to work independently under tight deadlines is essential in this fast-paced environment.
  1. 5 - 15 years or more experience in brake design or a closely related field.
  2. 5 years or more experience using CAD (CATIA V5) desired but not required.
  3. 5 years or more in commercial truck design experience or equivalent experience desired.
  4. Must have a good familiarity with commercial truck technology and terminology
BSME or related degree required

  • Travel of 10-20% of the time may be required
  • Position may require moving equipment up to 10 pounds or less
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