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Product Development Engineer

Auburn Hills, Michigan - Posted on July 6, 2022
Published By Catherine Hamel

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Now hiring a Product Development Engineer in Auburn Hills!

Job Description

Trillium Staffing is now seeking a Product Development Engineer for work in Auburn Hills, MI!

The Product Development Engineer – Circular Economy Powertrain, manages the ideation and innovation phases of Circular Economy revenue opportunities and brings these opportunities to fruition. Opportunities are the 4 R’s - remanufacturing, recycle, re-use and repair. Once feasibility and profitability is approved, the engineer also manages the development and release of these programs, with a focus on remanufacturing opportunities. Selected candidate will track development and releases through the multiple departments to ensure parts are placed on shelf or sourcing of a particular program to a 3rd party supplier within agreed upon time schedules. This position requires a team player with excellent interpersonal skills able to work in a dynamic cross-functional team.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Develop project objectives and plans by providing input specific to product/process design requirements, project elements, and project scheduling.
• Determine product specifications by studying product design, requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates.
• Identify and implement (internally or at supplier) new and emerging technologies, equipment, and competencies required to support the portfolio growth.
• Understand engineering aspects of past-model parts, such as design, specifications, and materials, in order to release remanufactured parts without affecting original design intent.

If interested, please apply today!


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
• 3+ years of remanufacturing or repair experience in powertrains or hybrid drive system components.
• Powertrain plant manufacturing experience in transmission, engine or hybrid drive systems.
• Transmission, engine, hybrid drive systems or electronic product development.
• Experience in manufacturing of or remanufacturing of engines, transmissions or electric vehicle drive train components (high voltage or hybrid battery packs, electric drive motors) - MUST HAVE 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE (#1)
• Experience in the management or support of field returns of defective parts and analyzing and determine root cause of the failure modes for above commodities.
• Experience managing several simultaneous projects with deadlines
• Onsite/ Remote Hybrid
• Driving a company vehicle is a requirement. - Clean drivers license.
• Amount of travel, of so where:  20-40%. North America (may be Mexico or Canada) but 99% USA.

Preferred Requirements: 
• 5 years of remanufacturing or repair experience in powertrains or hybrid drive system components.
• Experience managing several simultaneous projects and ensure resources are allocated appropriately to meet timing. 
• General understanding of finance. Profit & loss, business case, ROI.
• Microsoft Office proficiency.
• Ability to interpret Engineering Drawings (GD&T Knowledge preferred but not required).
• Knowledgeable in Teamcenter & NX.
• Travel required to supplier sites or manufacturing facilities.

Trillium Technical has been recruiting and placing Engineering professionals for over 30 years. From Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, our philosophy remains the same: to achieve excellence by providing quality employees with an uncompromising level of service. We believe in honesty, integrity, and a simple philosophy of providing value to our customers and our employees. We strive to be unsurpassed in the recruitment and placement of Engineering professionals. Trillium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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