Seating Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona (United States)


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We are on the lookout for a Seating Engineer to join our Cab engineering team. As a seating engineer, you will be part of a team delivering a world-class occupant experience, that will meet global regulatory and consumer requirements, while being cost and mass efficient. The is an end to end role where you will start from a blank sheet of paper and end up supporting launch efforts. The role will entail interfacing with cross-functional teams and suppliers on a daily basis.

You Will:

  • Propose and develop seating solution concepts to support design/vehicle theme
  • Understand the implications of meeting global regulatory requirements
  • Understand the seat manufacturing process, visits to the supplier facilities supporting Supplier quality. Optimization of materials and processes for cost reduction
  • Work with specialized seating suppliers to mature solution concepts into a manufacturable solution that delivers a world-class seating system for safety and quality
  • The candidate will also be responsible for releasing component performance specifications, drawings, and system validation
  • Develop the BOM, Understand costs, timing, and program deliverables
  • The Engineer will define functional requirements, and develop system DVPR, DFMEA, and function models
  • Interface with and support mating commodities where necessary to aid in the delivery of world-leading vehicle systems
  • Mentor interns as necessary to support the continued growth of the company

You Have:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or in a related engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive seating design
  • Proficient in Catia V5/V6
  • Previous exposure to automotive legal specifications

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada.  This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT. 


Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

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