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Principal Designer

United States - MI - Holland

Job Description

As a Principal Designer you will be responsible launching new model programs from concept to production and leading the development of design solutions.
Support projects from Program Award through Start of Production. 

  1. Responsible, but not limited to, the creation and management of the required Toyota Drawings.

  2. Responsible for packaging studies, providing style requirements and deciding structure of the part.  Agreement with Toyota Engineer shall be acquired before 3D Data creation.

  3. Negotiate with working level in related departments.

  4. Attend weekly Design Reviews with ID2 Management.

  5. Responsible for communicating technical information (tooling, feasibility, etc) from Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as needed.

  6. Provide information as requested regarding mass, cost and scheduling.

  7. Convey/coordinate issues to off-site team in Holland.

  8. Act as liaison between Toyota and off-site engineering team.

  9. Work with Toyota to ensure all target dates are met.

  10. Use PDCA approach to solving all problems and complete the course taught by TTC.

    1. Plan-Make a detailed plan and schedule to countermeasure an open issue.

    2. Do-Make a mock-up or perform some analysis to check effectiveness of C/M.

    3. Check-Confirm whether the C/Ms were acceptable and/or effective. Gain agreement from all stakeholders.

    4. Act-Adopt the C/M if all items were ok, make a new plan if results were NG.

      *PDCA to be incorporated into Open Issues Matrix for all issues.

Your Qualifications

  • BSME and/or 7+ years experience in automotive interiors.
  • Instrument Panel and Cockpit design and development
    expertise.
  • Prior experience leading a design team.
  • Advanced UG/NX solid modeling, surfacing and drafting
    skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of plastic part design for injection molding.
  • Knowledge of Injection Mold Tooling (gates, parting
    lines, action, etc.) as it relates to part design.
  • Plastic resin and materials selection knowledge as
    related to Instrument Panels.
  • Dimensional management and tolerancing experience.  Ability to develop component and sub-assembly
    GD&T tolerancing and tolerance stack-up studies in support of manufacturing
    & craftsmanship goals.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and respectful
    manner in a team environment.  Identify
    and address issues in a direct, “data driven” manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic.

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Published: 05/20/2018
Job Field: Engineering
Location: United States - MI - Holland
REQ. NO.: 18001611
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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