Designer – Warren, MI

Senior Designer 4

General Purpose Responsible for the Unigraphics design of highly complex components and simple sub-system. Work involves providing design leadership, project management and conflict resolution. Exercise an intermediate level of independent judgment with little to no direction from management.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design highly complex components and simple sub-systems
  • Provide technical design leadership for a major sub-systems
  • Mentor and coach other designers
  • Ensure communication between sub-system groups
  • Verify quality to design team output
  • Lead design reviews
  •  Resolve technical design conflicts
  • Follow company standards and policies
  • Assess buildability, manufacturability and integration with Lead Design Engineer and Design Managers
  • Advise first line supervises of project status, timing, resource availability and capability
  • Assist in establishing design completion dates

Required Skills/Experience

  • Knowledge of Unigraphic software   – Advanced level
  • Familiarity with email communication tool (i.e., Yahoo, Lotus Notes)
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally sharing ideas, designs and views
  • Strong written and oral communication skills necessary to lead meetings and virtual events
  • Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills with other engineers and designers – 11+ years experience
  • Ability to work independently from other designers and engineers but with moderate direction from management – 11+ years experience
  • Highly developed leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback to designers – 11+ years experience
  • Strong organization, planning and data management skills – 11+ years experience
  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles, part tolerancing and math data management skills – 11+ years experience
  • Expertise in engineering/design commodity group
  • Working knowledge in global safety standards and SAE guidelines
  • Advanced ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using root cause analysis where problems are highly complex – 11+ years experience
  • Ability to identify potential issues and propose corrective action – 11+ years experience
  • Displays attributes of a critical thinker and leverages innovative design skills – 11+ years experience
  • Position related experience in an Engineering or Design discipline – 11+ years
  • Position specific experience as a Designer – 11+ years
  • Area of expertise include Computer Aided Design (CAD) Required


Bachelors Degree required or Associates Degree/EE with equivalent experience

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