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US_Novi_30001 Cabot Drive
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Novi, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

This key position is within the HARMAN Automotive Intelligent Cockpit HW/ME engineering group, located in Novi, MI. This position will be responsible for leading the mechanical design, design release, mechanical analysis, and verifications, the development of new mechanical technologies (for digital- cockpit, displays, audio unit, ADAS application) which are cost-effective/reliable, continuous improvement, and lead failure analysis/problem-solving efforts. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of mechanical design and technical expertise, and demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute the mechanical development for automotive electronic products without supervision.

What You Will Do

  • You will be the key mechanical designer to perform a full lifecycle product development (concept, detail design and release, design verification/validation, support manufacture DFM/DFA, and production industrialization). Ensure the mechanical design delivery on time and in quality through the whole product life cycle.

  • Master uses and hands-on experience with CAD design tools and systems, preferred PTC/Creo, to communicate designs and communicate with internal and external customers.

  • Review the design output (2D, 3D) and documentation for accuracy. Ensure high-quality design and cost-effective solutions.

  • Cross-functional cooperation with other departments (e.g. Hardware, Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, etc) during the development process in an international environment.

  • Technical communication with suppliers regarding technical topics, especially feasibility studies, DFM, sample quality, and improvement.

  • Provide technical support and guidance for the resolution of project issues, lead the troubleshooting, and seek improvement solutions.

  • Prepare technical reports and presentations per customer requirements, and for Harman management reviews, peers, and direct reports, as necessary.

  • Realize and work out the mechanical-related content for RFI and RFQ-Phases

  • Mentor other engineers with technical expertise.

  • Follow the current mechanical development process and also contribute to process improvement.

  • Contribute to design standard/guideline creation and improvement.

What You Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline. A Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

  • 10+ years of mechanical design experience in the field of automotive electronics engineering.

  • Master use and hands-on experience with CAD design tool preferred PTC/Creo.

  • Expertise in mechanical development of automotive electronic products, and multimedia product experience is highly preferred.

  • Consolidated knowledge of plastic injection parts, sheet metal, diecast, related tooling, and 2nd process.

  • Working knowledge of FEA/CAE and DFMEA/ DRBFM techniques.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the automotive OEM product design and development process.

  • Expert level understanding of electronics packaging and ability to mitigate EMC and thermal issues.

  • Thorough understanding of general 3D design and drafting practices.  Experience and knowledge in applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles.

  • Demonstrates the ability to transition from theoretical to implementation-based thinking.  Strong analytical skills and detail-oriented. 

  • Ability to analyze and optimize mechanical designs for cost.

  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced global automotive design and manufacturing environment.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%

  • Be willing to work in the Novi, MI office

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG, etc.)

  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies

  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration and collaboration in a global environment

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program.


HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.