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Closures Engineer – Hood / Bonnet

Hardware Engineering

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are looking for an automotive Closures Engineer – Hood / Bonnet. If you’re the kind of person who sees a problem, develops a solution, and engineers an improvement no one’s asked for yet, then we want to talk with you!
Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and be excellent at multi-tasking.

The Role:

  • Design and engineer automotive hood or bonnet systems within the body and closures group
  • Take ownership of the hood system for Lucid Air and forthcoming vehicles from clean sheet of paper and carry them through prototype, testing, PPAP, and start of production
  • Drive to perfection and own closures internal development targets in structure, cost, weight while balancing simultaneous engineering aspects such as design for manufacturability, assembly, joining, dimensional engineering
  • Carry your part in packaging and studio engineering
  • Own and drive your system for CAE, aero, durability, pedestrian protection, manufacturing, and other aspects in dynamic, fast paced hardware engineering department
  • Create your own CAD or work with CAD designers and contractors to meet your system goals

Qualifications:

  • Profound knowledge of hood or bonnet systems and demonstrable track record of technical excellence
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals such as strength & stiffness of materials, statics & dynamics, physics, lightweight design principles, buckling theory, structural section properties
  • Experience in and passion for shaping structural designs at the edge of their process limitations, integrating interfaces, considering bodyshop requirements and joining
  • A minimum of (5) years relevant design & engineering experience in automotive closures – hood or bonnet
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team
  • Creativity within complex 3D virtual package environment
  • The ability to create or drive someone to create complex CAD models in CATIA V6 quickly and efficiently while holding CAD part, tree, links & publications to an excellent standard, and to utilize CAD methodologies, study files, slab models, knowledge based engineering
  • Ability to interrogate CAD, run section cuts, and use CAD for digital mockup and package studies
  • A solid knowledge of aluminum, steel, and other common closures materials
  • A solid knowledge of common closures processes such as stamping, hemming,
  • Experience in interacting with studio and working with class A surface
  • Well-developed team working and interpersonal skills
  • A great work ethic
  • Launch experience

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering or relevant engineering discipline or higher
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