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Southfield, MI, US

Senior Application Engineer (Connectors)


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.





As a member of the E-Systems team, the Customer Resident Applications Engineer will be responsible for representing Lear Connection System solutions onsite at major OEM’s in North America to support new business, vertical integration, product changes and quality issues. Lead engineering activity and ensure that the products meet customer and company specifications and that program milestones are achieved. Build key relationships and share voice of the customer within the Lear organization.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Build relationships with key decision makers in the connection system space
  • Understand how to navigate OEM systems and process to support Lear content introduction and read-across
  • Perform or support customer and internal drawing releases
  • Develop proficiency in the current Lear connection system catalog
  • Frequent travel between office and customer location
  • Identify sales opportunities and engage proper Lear technical and sales personnel to support
  • Maximize the approval rates and penetration of Lear content at the OEM
  • Ensure Customer’s expectations are met or exceeded with any support requested
  • Support RFQ activities
  • Support build events and build issue resolution as needed


Your Qualifications:

  • B.S. Engineering or Physics
  • Sales experience
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Willing to travel to other Lear locations (Europe, Asia) to support technical developments or other customer events as needed
  • High-Voltage connection systems experience


Bonus If You Have:

  • Terminal and connector experience
  • OEM experience

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit