Autoneum is globally leading in acoustic and thermal management for vehicles. The Company develops and produces multifunctional, lightweight components and systems for interior floor and engine bay as well as the underbody. Customers include almost all automobile manufacturers in Europe, North & South America, Asia and Africa. Autoneum operates 53 production facilities and employs around 12 800 people in 24 countries. The Company with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange
(ticker symbol AUTN).

Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer

China - Shanghai - 100%

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a single point of contact to customers for product design and engineering issues for assigned products within the constraints of existing materials and manufacturing process capability.  Work with OEMs and Autoneum global experts to define and develop acoustic management components and systems that integrate and optimize mechanical functions for aerodynamic, acoustic management performance along with weight, cost quality and ease of assembly in vehicles.
  • Lead a clearly defined portfolio of pre-development projects to define interior system, subsystem, and / or component functional requirements and win OEM approval for Autoneum technologies in advance of program sourcing activities.
  • Work within OEMs to identify hierarchies; establish and maintain relationships with decision makers within varying levels of departments such as Engineering, Development, Acoustics, Purchasing, Design, Materials, etc. 
  • Work with Autoneum Product Engineering, Product Development, and Manufacturing to ensure thorough planning and execution of program relevant simulation and validation test activities related to interior systems and components at Autoneum and / or customer laboratories.
  • Create and summarize the technical inputs for pre-sales & development costing.
  • Review the customer request for quotation (system, sub-system, product) and support the customer technical review meetings during the project acquisition phase.
  • Prepare material and product specification, production concept, process flow chart, BOM, tooling concept and cost estimation (if it's required only), according to the OEM inputs.  Manage (upload / download / update) the product related documents in the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems.
  • Develop design robustness & reliability error state maps.  Develop preliminary listings of potential special characteristics (component/ process).
  • Support prototype and production vehicle and product launch events at Autoneum manufacturing, customer and supplier facilities as required.
  • Support the sub-supplier approval in the technical perspective.
  • Develop and deliver effective industry, customer and internal technical presentations as required to promote and maintain Autoneum’s leading position
  • Monitor pre-production build, production launch, serial production, and continuous improvement activities to ensure parts meet functional requirements.
  • Actively participate in Customer and Autoneum System Development and Product Development Team meetings to clearly communicate market trends, future product needs, competitive threats / developments with respect to interior products and performance.
  • Lead new innovation / technology roll-outs as required within Autoneum
  • Work directly with Global Product Management to establish a clear global understanding of and market trends and technologies related to interior systems, materials, technology.
  • Other product development related work from the line manager.

The qualified candidate will have the following qualifications:

1. Minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience in the development and testing of automotive components manufactured from engineered carpet/felt materials.  Experience in acoustics is an advantage.

  • Process development experience within an automotive tier 1 supplier with an understanding of the limitations of materials and processes.
  • Experienced at reviewing and analyzing component test data and providing feedback and action plans for improvements.
  • Communicates regularly with OEM engineers.
  • Works with design / development teams to achieve cross functional objectives and defines counter measures to solve issues within the performance constraints of the product offering.

2. Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams that work across functions as well as OEM/Supplier boundaries.  Must be:

  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and able to develop and communicate clear plans of action.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to build deep, trusting relationships.
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting at all levels of an organization.
  • Comfortable and effective challenging and motivating people to perform.
  • Must be an excellent problem solver.

3. Must be proficient in PC and office productivity software (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, etc.) with an ability to use the 3D/2D software for part drawing. Experience with Auto CAD, computer aided engineering software such as CFD, acoustics, FEA, thermal / cooling is an advantage.

4. Must be willing to travel and communicate.

  • Basic written and verbal English communication skill is required.
  • Travel regularly within China.
  • Travel internationally if required (Europe and N. America).
  • Must be prepared to communicate with colleagues globally outside of regular working hours.

5. Bachelor degree or above majored in material / engineering or other relevant discipline.

6. Quick learning ability and team spirit.

If you meet all of the qualifications listed above, please send your resume w/ cover letter (include the position you are applying for) to:

Autoneum (Shanghai)Management Co.,Ltd. Building 2 . No. 659 Yinxing Road . Putuo District . 201802 Shanghai
+86 21 6627 3075

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