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Product Development Engineer – Electromechanical Actuator in Novi, MI at Hanon Systems USA, LLC

Date Posted: 7/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for leading the design and development effort for electromechanical actuators.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Initiate and drive design and development of electromechanical actuators.
  • Coordinate team members to support development efforts.
  • Electromechanical product components design and integration into a comprehensive system.
  • Insure all customer performance and durability specifications and requirements are met.
  • Support component and end item manufacturing process development and optimization.  Parts and systems are to be designed for manufacturing.  
  • Lead engineering verification (EV), design validation (DV) and support production validation (PV) product testing.
  • Lead product prototype builds.
  • Support purchasing with the supplier selection process.
  • Support product cost estimating efforts.


Job Requirements

Years of Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of electromechanical device design and testing experience.  Experience in BLDC and brushed motor design a significant plus.
  • Experience in actuator design and development a plus.



Bachelor’s Degree — Engineering or (higher)


Desired Competencies, Experience, & Qualifications

  • Ability to apply and use engineering knowledge and experience in the design and development of electromechanical devices.
  • Practical and working knowledge of valve and centrifugal pump design.
  • Knowledge of BLDC and brushed motor design.
  • Knowledge in FEA a plus.
  • Knowledge of 3D Solidworks CAD a plus.
  • Practical and working knowledge of high volume manufacturing processes such as: injection molding, complex assembly, die casting and machining.
  • Skilled in GD&T.
  • Practical working knowledge of: FMEA, APQP, PPAP, and DV & PV testing.
  • Ability to understand and apply automotive powertrain engineering specifications.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work independently and within a cross-functional team environment.
  • Must have a self-starting, proactive and resourceful mindset.
  • Good analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Able to understand customer functional and packaging needs and design/develop cost effective solutions.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team to determine optimal, robust engineering designs and materials for various products, applications and system components. 
  • Ability to simultaneously engineer products with consideration to and involvement of manufacturing engineering such that the products are designed for cost effective, robust manufacturing process.
  • Must be capable of evaluating various supplier processes and select those optimal for the product.
  • Able to determine required EV, DV and PV testing to prove-out/validate designs.


Special Requirements (i.e., Overtime, Travel, etc.)

Limited travel required to suppliers, customer, and manufacturing plants during launch. International as required


Hanon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce