Position Summary: The Mechanical Design Engineer supports the product design process for automotive aftermarket components as needed for aFe's POWER and/or CONTROL business units.
Roles & Responsibilities / Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):
Owns design projects from conception to release for automotive aftermarket components and applications; projects include new design innovation and also sustaining and VIP (value improvement projects) for existing applications.
Prepares and revises design drawings and prototype models for new products and components.
Ensures and verifies that designs meet requirements, adhere to product specifications, quality and cost parameters and achieve superior standards for manufacturing through inspection, product testing and design revision, as required.
Participates and provides input to Project Management activities regarding project development and completion timelines.
Works with technical and R&D staff to administer performance testing and analyze results.
Prototypes designs using aFe prototyping equipment, (ex: 3-D Printers, CNC)
Enters new products as well as product changes into systems and databases.
Create and maintains BOM (Bill of Materials) in MRP system
Writes test reports, and drafts technical verbiage for product instruction sheets.
Maintains engineering files and records for existing and new products.
BSME preferred, with 3-5 years' experience related to automotive component design; or equivalent combination of relevent education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum 3 years' design and drafting experience in an automotive field
Advanced knowledge of CAD systems, most notably Solidworks.
Working knowledge of MRP systems (MS NAV, helpful but not required), and familiarity with database software
Mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of automotive mechanics
Superior and effective communication skills, both written and verbal
Working knowledge of MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
Strong collaborative skills
Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and work independently to meet deadlines
Excellent analytical skills with a problem solving mindset
An enthusiast attitude for all cars and trucks!
aFe POWER is an EEO employer. No relocation available for this position. No staffing.
At aFe POWER, we engineer adrenalin! We are a manufacturer of high performance, automotive cold air intake systems, performance filters, fluid filters, intake manifolds, turbochargers, programmers, throttle body spacers, exhaust & suspension systems, and more with solutions to take your vehicle to the next level of power and performance. Our team thrives on collaboration and pours a tremendous a...mount of heart and soul into every product we release, from design to prototype to fit to packaging! We top that off with superior technical support and customer service. We're the ultimate enthusiasts, and we won't settle for less than awesome in anything we do! aFe POWER employees enjoy competitive compensation packages, a full range of benefits, monthly company events, access to shows, product discounts and a fast-paced, innovation driven culture. We're looking for enthusiast team members that are driven (pardon the pun) to succeed and be part of our growth. If you're intrigued and up for a challenge, we want to hear from you!