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Associate Mechanical Engineer - Speakers

Date: Jan 20, 2019

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112216 

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Position Summary:

An Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. This position is responsible for supporting the design, analysis, and development of specific products and technology and for meeting all requirements and specifications set by internal Engineering teams and external customers.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop product designs in cooperation with the appropriate engineering disciplines and technicians according to customer and federal regulations and specifications.
  • Use CATIA V5 (Revision 20 or higher) CAD software at a highly skilled level to develop product concepts and designs of Harman International amplifier/speaker assemblies and components.
  • Create 3D models, assembly drawings and component drawings of product designs
  • Create tolerance stack-up analysis on a speaker assembly’s components and its vehicle mounting interface.
  • Analyze speaker/amplifier assemblies and their subcomponents with consideration to:
    • Customer requirements and supplier capabilities.
    • Cost and timing to ensure manufacturability, efficiency and quality.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Utilize software tools such as FEA and mold flow analysis to confirm design integrity
  • Uses analysis techniques such as the DFMEA and/or DRBRM to identify and assess design and manufacturing risks. Develops plans to validate the robustness of product designs.
  • Travel to Harman customer and supplier facilities, as necessary.
  • Stay current on innovative manufacturing processes to facilitate optimal product design using DFA and/or Design for Assembly & Manufacturing methodology.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for customer and/or internal use, as necessary.
  • Create and release appropriate engineering documentation.
  • Investigate and analyze appropriate data to verify intent and compliance of design to customer and government specifications and requirements. 
  • Lead internal design reviews with peers and management to insure that new product designs are compliant to ‘Best Practices’ and ‘Lessons Learned’ requirements.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Education:
    • BSME, BSMET or related degree.
    • Work experience beyond the minimum experience requirement may be an acceptable substitute for engineering degree.
  • Experience:
    • 0-2 Years experience in OEM automotive product design (or similar field), including:
    • An understanding of general drafting practices
    • General knowledge of basic manufacturing processes for various materials (injection molded plastics, metal castings, metal stampings, etc)
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of product design process
    • Conceptual creation and practical design abilities
    • Effective communication skills required to work within a cross-functional and sometimes cross-cultural (international) team and environment
    • Experience using PLM tools, especially ProductCenter and TeamCenter
  • Working Knowledge:
    • In-Depth understanding of the automotive product design and development process
    • Proper drafting, dimensioning and tolerancing techniques, including GD&T.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience:
    • Knowledge automotive OEM vehicle development process
    • Experience using CAD tools, especially CATIA V5 or Unigraphics
    • Experience using DFMEA and/or DRBFM analytical tools
    • Experience with electronics
    • Experience using MS Office s/w, especially Excel and PowerPoint
    • Experience using analytical tools such as ANSYS or MoldFlow


  • Working Knowledge:
    • Audio design
    • Knowledge of design and engineering of injection-molded plastic components
    • Knowledge of design and engineering of stamped sheet metal components
    • Knowledge in heat/thermal management
    • Knowledge in the design and engineering of die-cast metal components
    • Knowledge in heat/thermal management
    • Knowledge of FEA


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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