Design Engineer
ECS Tuning - Wadsworth, OH

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ECS Tuning, a worldwide leader in the automotive parts and accessories industry, is looking for a motivated candidate for the R&D Design Engineer. The success of ECS Tuning is driven by an energetic culture of automotive passion, results and an unrelenting determination to succeed. We offer a unique blend of family-owned values with a professional business savvy in a modern and upbeat environment combined with a rare opportunity to work in an industry where passion and devotion for automobiles can be part of your everyday career.

Our ideal candidate for the position will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to listen to instructions, work in a team environment and successfully resolve problems with a positive and upbeat attitude, as well as the ability to work in a fast paced environment. This is a full time opportunity.

An applicant for this position should have a thorough understanding of how automotive systems work prior to joining the ECS Tuning team. This knowledge is imperative when designing new parts or modifying components within a system which will be a core function of this position. Every design is a mixture of compromises and when designing aftermarket parts, we often trade one compromise for another (i.e., a stiffer bushing to gain more control over suspension link position in exchange for increased harshness). The designer needs to be intimately aware of how each component within a system functions to know how changes or upgrades will affect the rest of the system, and ultimately, vehicle safety and performance. If you feel you meet or exceed this amount of automotive knowledge please take the time to apply.

Perform engineering/design analysis for new product development

Research viability of new product ideas

Apply materials science, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, and fluids mechanics principles to improve automotive performance.

Work with vendors to obtain quotes

Perform quality inspection and test fitment

Develop and perform durability and performance tests

Assist technicians with parts installation, troubleshooting, and analysis as needed

2 year Associates Degree in Engineering Technology with a minimum 2 years design experience

Excellent mechanical aptitude with strong automotive backgroundv

In depth automotive knowledge of Suspension, Braking, Exhaust, Turbo system, and Engine/Drive-train design and engineering principles.

Motivated self-starter with a positive "can do" attitude.

Ability to perform engineering tasks and make technical decisions with minimal supervision.

Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.

An understanding of drafting standards and manufacturing processes.

Logical problem solving and outstanding organizational skills.

Enthusiasm with a track record for innovative and creative design solutions

High moral and ethical standards.

3D Design and Drafting experience (Solidworks)

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Reverse engineering experience

European automotive knowledge (Porsche, BMW, Audi, VW, Mercedes)

Fabrication experience (welding, basic machining)

Please include salary expectations along with your ECS Tuning Job Application. This position requires relocation to Wadsworth, Ohio area. To apply, please send your resume to