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Resident Mechanical Engineer

Date: Oct 7, 2018

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 111073 

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Job Description

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:

The Mechanical Engineering team is looking for the ultimate team player and positive thinking, customer satisfying person.  The Successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success with mechanical engineering and customer facing interaction.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the integration aspects of HARMAN’s new product development programs at the customer’s site.
    • Convey HARMAN design requirements to the customer, including reserving packaging space for speakers, enclosures and amplifiers.
    • Interact with the customer’s various engineering organizations, such as audio, infotainment, body-in-white, trim, instrument panel, wiring, electrical, system integration, EMC, bus communication and the design studio.
    • Create 3-D CAD engineering models (CATIA) of mechanical packaging concepts.  Create prototype and/or production-level CAD models and design documentation.  Provide these models to our customer and to HB design engineering teams.
  • Communicate customer design direction and changes to the HARMAN design team, including program management, transducer and amplifier engineering, and sales.
    • Facilitate the transfer of CAD files, specifications, change requests, roll-out plans, software tools, etc., between the customer and HARMAN using data exchange systems as necessary; engineering, software engineering and as appropriate, sales and quality personnel.
    • Review packaging models with the customer and the HARMAN development team.
    • Coordinate the communication of related design documentation between the customer and HARMAN, such as; specifications, GD&T requirements, connector pin-out definitions, communications protocols and wiring diagrams.
    • As necessary, track engineering change requests.
  • Chair and/or attend customer meetings as HARMAN’s engineering representative.  Coordinate meeting assignments with fellow Resident Engineers, as necessary.  Provide immediate feedback to the appropriate HARMAN personnel. 
    • Early system packaging meetings
    • Audio system open issue meeting
    • Component packaging reviews
    • Design reviews at the concept, prototype, and production stages of development
    • Issue-resolution reviews following customer builds at the concept, prototype, and production stages of development
    • Pilot reviews and launch-readiness meetings
  • Review sample parts (concept-, prototype- and production-level) with the customer for immediate feedback.
    • Verify integration of components in concept-, prototype- and production-level vehicles.
    • Compare customer and HARMAN components against CAD models, specifications and drawings.
  • Report and negotiate engineering specifications with the customer.
  • Assess the customer’s mindset.  Report substantial changes in the customer’s (Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing, etc.) perceptions of HARMAN’s performance to Engineering and Sales management.
  • Assist HARMAN Sales personnel in supporting the customer, as necessary.
    • Communicate all commercial issues by the customer to the appropriate HARMAN Sales personnel.  All cost and price related discussions are the responsibility of HARMAN Sales personnel.
    • Forward information on customer and competitor activities relevant to HARMAN’s interests.
    • In the event that HARMAN is a Tier 2 supplier, coordinate communications and meetings with the Tier 1 suppliers regarding engineering design and integration issues.  On occasion, with prior agreement, in the absence of HARMAN sales personnel, negotiate topics such as part delivery, shipping, packaging and product labeling with the Tier 1 supplier.
    • In the absence of the HARMAN Sales personnel, accompany the customer on HARMAN facility visits.
    • Review these and similar activities with fellow Resident Integration Engineers.
  • Develop advanced product designs in cooperation with the appropriate engineering disciplines and technicians according to Harman, customer, and federal regulations and specifications.
  • Create and release appropriate Harman and customer engineering documentation.
  • Travel periodically to support program reviews, training, etc., including some international travel. 
  • Review assignments with fellow Resident Integration Engineers, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • CATIA V5 Design Tools
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or related field
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience working as an Audio Resident Engineer with North American OEM’s
  • Experience working with Toyota Audio Engineering
  • Experience using CATIA V5
  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization
  • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business
  • Understanding and working in past organizations that have centralized and de-centralized structures as business requirements change
  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Querétaro, Mexico
  • 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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