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Electronic Design Release Engineer – Exterior Lighting

Job ID: 1039230
Career Area: Engineering & Design
Job Category: Product Design & Engineering-Engineering
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
48326, US
Date Posted: October 22, 2019
Brand: FCA Group
Job Overview
The Exterior Lighting Electronics/Validation Engineer is responsible for working in a team environment, in conjunction with a supplier team, to design, develop, verify, and release automotive lighting electronics into FCA vehicles. They will be responsible for the development and validation of exterior lighting vehicle electronics/devices. They will lead the development of assigned programs while providing support to team members; requires knowledge of automotive electrical systems, various automotive lighting applications, analog circuits, digital circuits, CAN, and other automotive electrical environment requirements.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Lead design reviews of schematics, PCB layouts, wiring schematics, component selection, and other technical support with key stakeholders to verify designs for new and carryover lighting products
  • Gather, define and carry out all required development/validation testing to ensure achievement of all functional objectives and assure compliance to program goals through the development of electronic Design Verification Plans (DVPs)
  • Work closely with the chosen suppliers to ensure designs are robust to customer requirements, meet exact function, and can be manufactured without defect
  • Define and carry out all required bench development/validation testing to ensure achievement of all functional objectives and assure compliance to program goals
  • Participate in supplier assessments and post-test inspection reviews ensuring quality of the electronic circuit design performing analysis through different methodologies (Worst Case Analysis, FMEA, simulations, etc.) and recommend changes to product specifications as necessary
  • Lead / participate in issue resolution activities during development, vehicle launch, and/or warranty periods; technical coordination meetings and trips to supplier for component technical reviews
  • Evaluate and approve design changes and specifications
  • Support activities with corporate supplier quality and purchasing areas
  • Support corporate quality in the areas of assembly plant and field & warranty part return analysis to determine root cause and drive improvements
  • Some travel, including international travel may be required
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited or equivalent program
  • Five years of relevant experience in automotive electronics circuit design and development including software
  • Hardware electronic design, LEDs, printed circuit board expertise, experience in automotive electrical integration with CAN and LIN modules, design reviews, and validation capability for lighting modules and all lamp electronics
  • Strong foundation in electronic topics related to circuit design and devices
  • Basic understanding of electronics manufacturing and assembly processes
  • DVP&R, DFMEA, and specification creation and execution experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of electrical engineering standards/protocols, and of electronics/devices
  • Highly motivated and self-starter and able to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to switch quickly between different and numerous topics, strong self-initiative and a fast learner
  • Organizational and planning skills; written/verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills able to confidently interact with individuals at all levels of authority
  • Previous involvement with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) topics
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree
  • Eight years of relevant experience in automotive electronics circuit design and development including software
  • Subject matter expertise in analog/digital electronic circuits; detailed electronic component knowledge
  • Working knowledge of designing for EMC and ESD design/prevention
  • Electronics/electrical simulation experience, thermal management, electronic packaging, and FEA
  • Prior exposure to automotive lighting specifications and standards an asset; electronics specifications expertise
  • Design and release experience desirable
  • Hands-on exposure to electrical testing
  • Experience as senior or lead engineer for electrical automotive projects

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

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