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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 111648 

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Job Description

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • This position serves as a mentor for mechanical design engineers; on occasion, this position will direct the activities of mechanical design engineers, per the direction of the Engineering Manager.        


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop advanced product designs in cooperation with the appropriate engineering disciplines and technicians according to customer and federal regulations and specifications.
  • Use CATIA Version 5 (Revision 20 or higher) CAD software at a highly skilled level to develop product concepts and designs of Harman International amplifier 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 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. 
  • As required, direct and monitor the activities of less experienced mechanical design engineers, as required by the departmental manager.  Provide leadership and mentorship to less experienced team members.
  • 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:
    • 4-6 Years experience in OEM automotive product design, including:
    • Experience in the design and engineering of injection-molded plastic components
    • Experience in the design and engineering of stamped sheet metal components
    • CATIA V5 CAD design skills or equivalent in other CAD software
    • Experience using DFMEA and/or DRBFM analytical tools
    • 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.
    • Knowledge of the APQP process
    • Knowledge of Japanese OEM(s), their processes, and methodologies


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Advanced degree, e.g. MSME, MSMET or MBA.
  • Experience:
    • Experience with the automotive OEM vehicle development process for OEMs such as Chrysler, Ford, GM, or Toyota
    • Experience using other CAD tools, especially Unigraphics and ProEngineer
  • Working Knowledge:
    • Previous audio design experience
    • Experience in the design and engineering of die-cast metal components
    • Experience in heat/thermal management
    • Experience with electronics
    • Experience using analytical tools such as ANSYS or MoldFlow
    • Experience using MS Office s/w, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Harman Competencies:
  • Drive for Results
  • Team Player
  • Change Orientation
  • Customer Focus
  • Self Awareness
  • Ability to Plan and Organize
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Perseverance


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI.
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.



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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