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Karlsbad - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

  • She/he will be embedded in the Telematics Development Team inside the SBU Connectivity, reporting to the Team Leader HW/ME-Engineering&Integration Group or/and to Director Hardware Engineering
  • This position will be responsible for mechanical design / Development /Modifications using CAD tools (PTC Creo / CATIA), Prototyping, Engineering testing and validation.
  • The development of new mechanical technologies (for Connectivity, Telematics and Intelligence Cockpit applications) 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, demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute the mechanical development for automotive electronic products with no supervision.

What You Will Do

  • Work as key mechanical designer for project to achieve project and product development in time and in quality through the whole product life cycle.
  • Responsible for mechanical design / Development / Modifications using CAD tools (PTC Creo / CATIA), Prototyping, Engineering testing and validation. Mechanical design and analysis include requirements analysis, statistical tolerance stack-up study, thermal and reliability study and solution, Creating 3D Models, assemblies, Drawings, TFS (Technical function specification), Desing for assembly / manufacturing with suppliers and plant.
  • Experienced in drawing creation for parts, assemblies, and details to include all dimensions, tolerances, GD&T, specs, and standards.
  • Carefully selecting the material keeping sustainability in mind, Review Tooling design, Moldflow and DFM with suppliers for plastic parts/Sheetmetal parts/die casting parts.  Technical communication with supplier regarding technical topics, especially feasibility study, DFM, sample quality and improvement.
  • Support POC / RFI / RFQ, platform development and project specific activities. Meet timing, cost and quality requirements, prepare technical reports and presentations, Global projects support or technical support (Senior) New mechanical technology development and design innovation, including material, structure, function, appearance etc. Mechanical Process and design standard creation and update (Senior)
  • Support departmental initiatives and activities as directed by the department supervisor.
  • Provide technical support and guidance for the resolution of project issues, support problem solving activities and seek improvement solutions.
  • Uses CAD systems, preferred PTC/Creo, to communicate designs with internal cross functional teams and external customers.
  • Support ME Project lead in preparing technical reports and presentations for per customer requirements, and for Harman management reviews.
  • Cross functional cooperation with other departments (e.g., Hardware, Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, etc.) during the development process in an international environment.
  • Follow current mechanical development process and contribute to process improvement.
  • Contribute to design standard/guideline creation and improvement.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent suitable education.
  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanical design and development.
  • Expertise in mechanical design and development of automotive electronic packaging, Telematics and related product experience is highly preferred.
  • Consolidated knowledge of plastic injection parts, sheet-metal, diecast and related tooling and 2nd process.
  • Experience in waterproof electronic enclosure design.
  • Working knowledge of FEA and DFMEA/ DRBFM techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the automotive OEM product design and development process.
  • Good understanding of electronics packaging and ability to mitigate EMC, reliability, and thermal issues.
  • Excellent command of PRO-Engineer Skills (Solid, Surface, Skelton modeling, sheet metal, Assembly design and Detailed drawing with GD&T).
  • Basic knowledge of PLM / PDM systems (Teamcenter)
  • Perform fundamental engineering hand calculations.
  • Very good communication skills
  • Good English language skills
  • Good office software skills especially PowerPoint presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze and optimize mechanical designs for cost and sustainability.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced global automotive design and manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to transition from theoretical to implementation-based thinking.  Very strong analytical skills and detail oriented. 

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Very good knowledge in spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge for business
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Experience in requirements management (e.g., DOORS, ALMs, JIRA)
  • Automotive industry or other TS16949 compliant work experience preferred.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Willingness to travel within German & international on demand (around 10-25%)

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “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.