Chief Engineer - Automotive Body - Metallurgy Materials
FPC of Naples - Greenville, SC

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Chief Engineer –

Automotive Body Panels - Passenger Car and Specialty Vehicles

We are looking for someone who has a background in Automotive Body Design and Manufacturing and a comprehensive understanding of metals and materials . Looking for someone that has a strong basis in Materials, Metallurgy or Metallurgical background, Development and Manufacturing of Automotive Light Weight Body and Structures. Products may include door panels, hoods, roof, trunk-lid etc. - Steel background is good, prefer someone who has worked with Aluminum or composites.

This is a R&D role….so automotive body panel or chassis....experience in Developing ( a structures or structural background - metallurgical, materials metallurgy, specialty materials - beyond steel into Aluminum or Composite or Sandwich) products that are manufactured using dies with bending, blanking, forming, coining, curling, deep drawing, roll forming, shaving, trimming hydro forming etc. Automotive body….(someone in this role will know quite a bit about design and development).

Looking for someone from either an OEM or Tier 1 who has a metal structures background. Someone who has been at a Automotive light or Heavy Duty… but must have a manufacturing process development and did some process innovation or product innovation - knowledge of crash worthiness - used their technical skills in materials behavior or metallurgical design or metallurgical analysis [you must have either developed new processes or new designs or participated in light weighting…so combination of design and manufacturing engineering background. Knowledge of other metal working Heat Treat, CNC etc will be plus].

The company is a European Automotive Tier 1 body panels and components and produces light weight innovative products – specialty applications may be passenger car, trucks, military, electric etc. - projects may be focused on specific systems to replace/substitute components on vehicles to light weight.