Product Engineer
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. 126 reviews - Three Rivers, MI

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Job Description/Detail:
  • Lead technical expert on functionality and product integrity

  • Product integrity #1 function

  • First line technical expert on manufacturing questions

  • Technical expert of functionality and manufacturability

  • Key person for knowledge of design margin

  • Key person for knowledge of processing issues for future designs

Key Responsibilities
  • Manufacturing Floor Support

  • Support weekly performance walks through attendance

  • Production support to aid in achievement of daily goals (FTQ, OEE, etc) set by management team

  • Cost savings initiatives

  • Support product engineering cost saving goals

  • Support plant scrap reduction goals

  • Support manufacturing engineering in cost reduction goals

  • Brain storm and think “outside the box” to create cost saving initiatives

  • Current product design lead

  • Support customer mid model current product component changes

  • Support customer questions on current product designs

  • Monthly customer meeting discussing design issues, process issues, process/design improvements/cost savings ideas.

  • Design, Validate, and Release changes required from all plant initiatives

  • Develop DVP&R plans

  • Manage components and process to completion of DVP&R

  • Report results, root cause failure modes, and characterize test samples.

Position Requirements


Minimum: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from accredited university

Skills Set Experience:
  • Medium to high knowledge of powertrain design/manufacturing

  • Experience or understanding of electronic interfaces preferred

  • 7+ years of engineering experience in automotive or a related field.

  • ISO/QS knowledge


  • DVP&R Development

  • APQP

  • Knowledge and understanding of GD&T

  • Problem solving skills

  • Root cause analysis

  • Statistical/Data analysis

Project Planning:
  • Plan parallel projects to from initiation to completion

  • Utilize personal methods

  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Communicate milestones successfully to other organizations

Communication Skills:
  • Excellent Written Skills

  • Excellent Verbal Skills

  • Presentations to all levels of plant organization

  • Communicate to all levels of organization

Leadership skills:
  • Lead Customer & Supplier meetings

  • Lead cross functional work groups to resolve design/mfg/warranty issues

  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks to timely completion

  • Self-directed, high engagement style

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