Position Summary: The Design Engineer is responsible for the design and development of new products as well as administrative direction of both new projects and existing product lines.
Roles & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
Designs performance automotive aftermarket parts, to include, but not limited to: air filters, intake systems, exhaust systems, intercoolers, manifolds, turbochargers, throttle body spacers, differential/transmission covers, suspension, etc.
Initiates updated designs to existing products (known as “VIP” or Value Improvement Projects).
Takes measurements of existing parts to use in the design of new/modified products using standard measuring tools (such as calipers) and computer aided tools (including digital laser scanners).
Designs prototypes of new products with the use of state-of-the-art equipment (3D Printing, etc.)
Verifies design parameters including accuracy, suitability and costs.
Oversees test fit activities for prototype components and works closely with project teams to meet deadlines.
Interprets and documents data and results from performance testing.
Processes documentation, including BOM’s, test reports; drafts verbiage for instruction sheets, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of automotive mechanics and design elements highly preferred.
Ability to draft and present high level automotive component designs, read and interpret drawings and communicate design requirements.
Superior communication skills, written and verbal.
Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes for automotive components with relation to design.
Proficient in SolidWorks and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Familiarity with ERP systems and databases for manufacturing, desirable.
Ability to work independently, collaborate with project teams to completion, and communicate status of assignments as required.
Education and Experience:
BSME (BS Mechanical Engineering) with five (5)+ years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At aFe POWER, we engineer adrenaline! As the premiere manufacturer of high performance, automotive cold air intake systems, performance filters, fluid filters, intake manifolds, turbochargers, programmers, throttle body spacers, exhaust systems, suspension systems, and more, the aFe team prides itself on bringing the next level of power and performance to our customers every day! Our team members combine technical expertise with a passion for performance that we inject into every aFe product. We foster a culture of innovation through collaboration where employees can push limits and excel to deliver superior solutions. As the ultimate enthusiasts, we don't settle for less than awesome in anything we do! Along with a fast-paced, high energy yet casual environment, aFe POWER employees enjoy competitive compensation packages, a full range of benefits, monthly company events, access to shows, product discounts, aFe gear and more! Check out some of our work at www.afepower.com and if you're looking for a challenging, rewarding career, we want to hear from you!