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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 161,000 employees in 78 countries and annual sales of almost €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Product Development Engineer
thyssenkrupp Presta North America LLC,
Location Fishers

Our Business Area Components Technology is passionate about everything that moves. It produces components for all application areas such as front and rear axles of all Porsche models or large-diameter anti-friction slewing rings for windmill-powered plants. 30.000 employees are responsible for the success of this Business Area.

thyssenkrupp Presta North America is a global leader in automotive components technology and the leading steering systems supplier for the automotive industry.  thyssenkrupp Presta North America provides the industry with high-quality manual and electric steering columns, rack and pinion steering gears, and electric power assisted steering gears. thyssenkrupp Presta North America is part of the thyssenkrupp Presta AG group, headquartered in Eschen, Liechtenstein. In 2003, our manufacturing facility was established in the South Industrial Park of Terre Haute, Indiana. Beginning with just one assembly line, a handful of employees and 58,000 square feet, the company has grown to over 450 employees and 224,000 square feet.  In addition, we have an office on northeast side of Indianapolis where the Procurement and Supplier Development Department, Business Development and Product Engineering are now located.  We have a third location in Troy, Michigan which houses our Sales Engineering, Logistics Distribution Center for USA, and Customer Resident Engineering.

Your responsibilities

SUMMARY:   Designs and develops new products and product improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all design related activities on specific projects:
    • Print dimensions / specifications
    • Product testing / validation
    • Define new testing equipment needs
  • Support new design development and packaging study with Product Engineer, conduct design feasibility/manufacturability investigation with the supplier base
  • Conduct product benchmark analysis
  • Responsible for following Presta Product Life Cycle process & maintain PLM database at the released level.
  • Organize BOM for prototype build, supervise RFQ process, and conduct (or supervise) prototype build.
  • Develop test plan to validate new design ideas, conduct testing and Design Of Experiment.
  • Define the test equipment requirements and generate test work instructions
  • Summarize tests/FEA/Stack-up/etc results into presentation and present the overview to the project team, propose and define next development steps
  • Column interface study, review/generate tolerance stack-up. à ensure product functionality, review/generate DFMEA and up-date accordingly
  • Responsible to cascade project timing to purchasing, STA, Process Engineering to ensure project completion on time
  • Report out project status to the Product Engineer
  • Strong knowledge of die casting, stamping and plastic component design and process
  • Ensure know-how transfer to local employees and secure local successor for expat position

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QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:     

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field with over 5 years experience in the automotive industry or similar industry. Advanced Engineering Degree is a plus. Experience using DOE, FEA, Statistics, problem solving tools, APQP, FMEA, Poka Yoke Design/Design for manufacturability, and AIAG automotive standards.

Computer and Technology Skills:

Use of Microsoft Office Suites software in a windows operating system. Use of Q-Das Statistical, Minitab or similar analytical software is required. Basic knowledge of Lotus Notes ,Catia V-5, IDEAS and data transfer basics is a plus.

About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Our Business Area Components Technology is passionate about everything that moves. It produces components for all application areas such as front and rear axles of all Porsche models or large-diameter anti-friction slewing rings for windmill-powered plants. 30.000 employees are responsible for the success of this Business Area.

thyssenkrupp Presta North America is a global leader in automotive components technology and the leading steering systems supplier for the automotive industry.  thyssenkrupp Presta North America provides the industry with high-quality manual and electric steering columns, rack and pinion steering gears, and electric power assisted steering gears. thyssenkrupp Presta North America is part of the thyssenkrupp Presta AG group, headquartered in Eschen, Liechtenstein. In 2003, our manufacturing facility was established in the South Industrial Park of Terre Haute, Indiana. Beginning with just one assembly line, a handful of employees and 58,000 square feet, the company has grown to over 450 employees and 224,000 square feet.  In addition, we have an office on northeast side of Indianapolis where the Procurement and Supplier Development Department, Business Development and Product Engineering are now located.  We have a third location in Troy, Michigan which houses our Sales Engineering, Logistics Distribution Center for USA, and Customer Resident Engineering.

Your responsibilities

SUMMARY:   Designs and develops new products and product improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all design related activities on specific projects:
    • Print dimensions / specifications
    • Product testing / validation
    • Define new testing equipment needs
  • Support new design development and packaging study with Product Engineer, conduct design feasibility/manufacturability investigation with the supplier base
  • Conduct product benchmark analysis
  • Responsible for following Presta Product Life Cycle process & maintain PLM database at the released level.
  • Organize BOM for prototype build, supervise RFQ process, and conduct (or supervise) prototype build.
  • Develop test plan to validate new design ideas, conduct testing and Design Of Experiment.
  • Define the test equipment requirements and generate test work instructions
  • Summarize tests/FEA/Stack-up/etc results into presentation and present the overview to the project team, propose and define next development steps
  • Column interface study, review/generate tolerance stack-up. à ensure product functionality, review/generate DFMEA and up-date accordingly
  • Responsible to cascade project timing to purchasing, STA, Process Engineering to ensure project completion on time
  • Report out project status to the Product Engineer
  • Strong knowledge of die casting, stamping and plastic component design and process
  • Ensure know-how transfer to local employees and secure local successor for expat position
Your profile

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:     

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field with over 5 years experience in the automotive industry or similar industry. Advanced Engineering Degree is a plus. Experience using DOE, FEA, Statistics, problem solving tools, APQP, FMEA, Poka Yoke Design/Design for manufacturability, and AIAG automotive standards.

Computer and Technology Skills:

Use of Microsoft Office Suites software in a windows operating system. Use of Q-Das Statistical, Minitab or similar analytical software is required. Basic knowledge of Lotus Notes ,Catia V-5, IDEAS and data transfer basics is a plus.