The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
18 days old
2018-04-022018-05-02

Senior Design Engineer

Littelfuse, Inc.
Mt Prospect, Illinois 60056
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  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Senior Design Engineer

     Reporting to the Global Design Engineering Manager, the Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for developing circuit protection devices for the automotive passenger car market. This position will focus on the development of new High-Voltage Fuse products for the rapidly growing Electric Vehicle (EV) market. They will also propose and evaluate new technologies, for use in next-generation automotive and commercial vehicle products. The Senior Design Engineers work closely with validation, manufacturing and materials engineers in a team environment. Our teams work together to take projects through a structured development process, and deliver high-quality products to the automotive market.

     

    About the Job:

    • Act as team lead for design engineering staff assigned to EV product developments. Coordinate and standardize efforts between EV designers, and lead development of design standards for future EV projects.

    • Act as design engineering lead on cross-functional development teams. Teams develop circuit protection (fuse) designs and advanced technologies for the automotive passenger car market, following an APQP-based development process. This position has a focus on High-Voltage (500VDC and greater) Fuse products for the Electric Vehicle (EV) market. These product designs typically contain a fusing element, a terminal/connection method, a material (or materials) for arc suppression, and a housing to contain the functional electrical components with good mechanical strength and reliability.

    • Consider customer and industry requirements, quality & reliability targets, cost optimization, and design for manufacturability in all new product designs.

    • Develop bills of materials, special product & process characteristics, DFMEA’s, test & inspection criteria, and other engineering documentation as necessary.

    • Create and maintain 3D CAD files, detailed engineering drawings, and materials specifications in Unigraphics NX.

    • Utilize tolerance stack-up analysis and GD&T standards to analyze and refine designs, including review/approval of First Article Inspection reports for new components & assemblies.

    • Communicate effectively with customers and suppliers during prototype, pre-launch and early product launch activities.

    • Propose new technical solutions to address circuit protection requirements, which are increasing in scope and difficulty. Develop ideas into unique and patentable product features, or trade secrets.

    • Propose new technical solutions to address circuit protection requirements, which are increasing in scope and difficulty. Develop ideas into unique and patentable product features, or trade secrets.

    • Provide technical expertise as needed to Customers and Littelfuse Sales & Quality; help our teams to analyze problems, possible root causes and solutions for new and existing products.

    • Prepare and deliver reports and presentations, to update customers and Littelfuse teams on the progress of key project/technology developments.

     

     

Requirements

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical field.

  • 8+ years of experience in product or technology development, with a proven history of products launched and/or technologies developed.

  • Component design experience.

  • CAD experience: 3D modeling & generation of 2D engineering drawings including GD&T.

  • Knowledge of component manufacturing processes: plastic injection molding, sheet metal fabrication

  • Working experience with Statistical Techniques and/or Design of Experiments.

  • Experience with high-voltage products where electrical arcing is a concern (fuses, circuit breakers, switchgear, etc.) is desired.

  • Computer skills:  Working knowledge of the following are considered a strong benefit: ANSYS, Minitab, IQ-FMEA (or any other FMEA software).

  • Ability to travel 10-15% on an ongoing basis. Travel is within the US & international.

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