This position is primarily responsible for product design engineering of pick-up truck Bed Covers (a.k.a. Tonneau Covers) and related components.This is a brand new position that requires a highly creative engineer to help develop new product lines. Projects will include both aftermarket and OEM product lines; and will include conceptual development all of the way through start of production.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
Engineering -- Responsible for innovative designs concepts and complete product engineering. Must be capable of designing in SolidWorks for the intention of and production implementation (using the DFMA toolbox skills i.e. DOE, DFMA etc.).
Design -- Provide direction for innovative and new product design solutions to meet customer requirements. Coordinate design-related workload with designated Design Engineer.
Drawing Release/ ECN -- Creation of manufacturing drawings and production release. Follows drawing release and engineering change processes.
DFM – Design for Manufacturing as required or driven by the brand’s manufacturing engineer(s).
DFMEA and DVP&R as required.
Validation -- Coordinate and perform product analysis and validation test activities for existing and new products for commercial viability, durability, and functionality.
BOM & Cut Chart Development -- Provide direction for BOM and/or dimensional changes required to fit new vehicle applications based on existing products. For products that utilize Cut Charts to drive manufacturing processes (such as Bed Covers), update Cut Charts and verify during fit-up activities. Must be detail oriented and work with BOM entry along with Matrix Application development.
Continuous Improvement -- Identify, analyze, and implement continuous product design improvement to reduce warranty and improve manufacturing process efficiency, safety, quality, and cost (VA/VE).
Problem Solving -- Possess strong problem solving skills. Lead and engage in trouble shooting with the team to develop options for success during complex situations.
Supply Chain – Provide technical specifications and drawing support to Purchasing for the sourcing of components and tooling when required.
Ethics – Treats everyone with respect; Cross-functional team player. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Customer Interaction -- Work with the customers both internal and external directly as the main interface for the project.
Travel -- Must be able to travel locally (Metro-Detroit) and domestically as required. Travel estimated to be roughly <20% (initially higher due to learning curve).
Other Duties as Assigned.
Minimum 4-year Bachelor of Science Engineering degree.
Minimum 6+ years of hands-on, professional automotive product engineering experience working in OEM or Tier 1 body/exterior/sealing/mechanisms or equivalent.
Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Experienced in working with OEMs, and has a strong understanding of the APQP and PPAP Processes.
Strong understanding of injection mold design, extrusions and latch mechanism experience.
Hands on experience in the design, testing and validation of systems. Identify, analyze, and implement continuous product design improvement to reduce warranty and improve manufacturing process efficiency, safety, quality, and cost.
Experience with Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques
Experienced in quality system planning and certification, such as ISO & TS16949
Excellent communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and computer skills
Ability to interact with a cross-functional diverse team throughout the organization. Team mind-set, yet hold self personally accountable for team results.
Knowledge to direct and oversee the fabrication of tooling, test setup procedures and in-process gauges.
Excellent Verbal, Writing, and Presentation skills.
Must be a self-motivated, self-starter capable of setting priorities and multi-tasking.
Internal Number: ENG-18-00015
About Truck Hero
TRUCK HERO Inc., headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI is a fast-growing designer and manufacturer of accessories for pickup trucks. We provide pickup truck owners a wide variety of truck bed covers and accessory options including truck bed covers, truck caps and bed liners. Our products enhance the functionality and aesthetics of pickup trucks and enable you to customize and personalize your pickup with innovative products born from high-quality materials, superior engineering and cutting-edge manufacturing. Truck Hero is recognized as one of the leaders by sales in the pickup truck accessory market. Our brands include: Extang, TruXedo, BedRug, UnderCover, Advantage, Retrax, BAK Industries, A.R.E., N-Fab, Husky Liners and Rugged Liners.