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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Date: Nov 9, 2018

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112187 

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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.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibility.


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 development activities for project, concept design and verification, conduct design reviews, risk assessment. Review the design documentation and design output for accuracy. Lead the mechanical integration aspects of new product development. 
  • Provide technical support and guidance for the resolution of project issues, lead the trouble shooting and seek improvement solutions.
  • Uses CAD systems, preferred Creo, to communicate designs and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for 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
  • Support departmental initiatives and activities as directed by the department supervisor.
  • Mentor other engineers with technical expertise.
  • Cross functional cooperation with other departments (eg. Hardware, Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, etc.) during the development process in an international environment.
  • Technical communication with supplier regarding technical topics, especially feasibility study, DFM, sample quality and improvement.
  • Follow current mechanical development process and also contribute to process improvement.
  • Contribute to design standard/guideline creation and improvement.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Automotive design & manufacturing environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.  Master degree preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills along with presentation skills.
  • Expertise in mechanical development of automotive electronic product, multimedia product experience is highly preferred.
  • Consolidated knowledge of plastic injection parts, sheetmetal, diecast and related tooling and 2nd process
  • 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. 

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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