Friday, 29 August 2014

Seating Engineer, Fremont, CA

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE preferred) with a minimum of 4 years of experience in automotive seating component and subsystem engineering, demonstrating technical aptitude from concept through release and launch for production and 3D modeling proficiency in CATIA v5.
  • Strong electrical wiring knowledge, understanding of layout and reading schematics, and use of CANalyzer.
  • Automotive engineering with seating experience, lightweight material is preferred (5-8years).
  • Experience managing suppliers for product development.
  • Understand the fundamental differences in design and engineering of premium luxury trim and systems and have examples or a portfolio of completed programs.
  • Have in-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets.
  • Strong proficiency in utilizing CATIA V5 is essential within an automotive product development environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering.
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of the programs.
  • Strong familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and other technical documents.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage difficult projects with tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout your career

  • Along with Tesla’s vehicle engineering team, you will design, release and launch seating components and subsystems which are aligned with program product profile with responsibilities to include:
  • Develop electrical functionalities in automotive applications (voltage, current draw, signal wires, sensors, switches, diameter requirements.)
  • Collaborate with body controller, wire harness, and electrical integration teams as needed.
  • Achieve customer-driven interior system targets for luxury, function, cost and weight.
  • Establish seating system architecture and functional feasibility.
  • Participate in the iterative process with the Tesla design/styling studio to deliver the optimal balance of form vs. function vs. cost.
  • Optimize designs with the appropriate analytical and physical assessments.
  • Complete and release seating components, sub-system and detail designs, utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of the program

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