Product Engineer
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. - Detroit, MI

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Primary responsibilities as related to the design, validation, and release activities for front axle assemblies. Detailed responsibilities include:
  • Evaluate customer requirements and determine appropriate design.

  • Professionally represent AAM and AAM Product Engineering to the customer. Provide written and verbal technical communications.

  • Engineering analysis (stack-ups, calculations, interfacing with CAE group)

  • Perform design analysis for current programs, future products, and cost reduction opportunities.

  • Project management (Oversee & track wide range of activities via PERT, Gantt, etc.)

  • Develop, validate and release component designs.

  • Determine test requirements and write test orders.

  • Participate in managing engineering project budget, support Cost Analysis process.

  • Provide technical direction to CAD designers, manufacturing/process engineers, suppliers, purchasing, analysis & test engineers, etc.

  • Procurement of Prototype Parts for Validation and Customer Requirements

  • Follow-up with suppliers to ensure MRD’s are met.

  • Release of Bill Of Materials

  • Provide Bill Of Materials and technical information in support of corporate cost estimating and other activities.

  • Approval of all Product Math Models and Detailed Drawings

  • Creation of Product Structure (BOM) within Electronic Information System

  • Completion of Prototype Build Request (Drawings, Specifications, Build Data Sheets)

  • Initiate and coordinate the design, development, prototype builds, and validation process from concept thru production launch. May have supervisory responsibilities over a small group for specific engineering objectives.

  • Determine root cause and make corrective action recommendations.

  • Participate in Product Launch Teams

  • Participate in Supplier Technical Reviews

Position Requirements
  • Ability to travel up to 20% U.S. & International

  • Self starter, sense of urgency

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes. First hand experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with hypoid gears, bearings, and mechanic of material preferred.

  • Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Strong decision making skills, with the ability to grasp technical concepts quickly

  • Other duties as assigned

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American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is GM's right-hand man for driveline systems and forged products. AAM manufactures axles,...