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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jan 10, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105138 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the conceptualization, implementation, and testing of technologies, tools, or processes while consistently demonstrating technical expertise.  This role further enhances the technical aptitude of the entire engineering team through mentoring, leadership and research.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the activities of a Global Design Team consisting of Associate to Senior Mechanical Design Engineers to achieve project and product development milestones while achieving cost, performance and timing objectives.
  • Lead the mechanical integration aspects of new product development programs. 
  • Convey H/B product and system integration requirements to the customer.
  • Uses CAD systems, preferred Creo, to communicate designs and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Conduct DFMEA, DFA and FEA analysis during the development of products.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations per customer requirements, and prepare technical reports and presentations for Harman management, peers, and direct reports, as necessary.
  • Support departmental initiatives and activities as directed by the department supervisor.
  • Develop and report on metrics as defined by the department supervisor.
  • Provide technical support and guidance for the resolution of various customer and interdepartmental issues, as required.
  • Travel, as required, to customer, supplier and other Harman sites.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Automotive design and manufacturing environments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Expert background in the design and manufacturing of injection molded plastic components, cast- and stamped-metal components, as related to Harman audio products.
  • Working knowledge of FEA and DRBFM/DFMEA 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.  Very strong analytical skills and detail oriented. 


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 15%
  • 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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