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Southfield, MI, US

Senior Connectors Engineer


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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.





Reporting to the Director of North America Connection Systems engineering, the Senior Product Development Engineer (Connectors) will be responsible for managing the 3D model development (50% of day) along with 2D print development and library release (15% of day) of high voltage connection systems.


Leads the engineering activity for assigned programs to ensure that products meet customer and company specifications and that program milestones are achieved. Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the engineering process and for providing direction as required. Will typically be responsible for managing or leading a group of support engineers.


Development activities includes, but are not limited to:


3D CAD proposals, DOE with prototyping, preparing DFMEAs, material selection, managing the FEA and making design changes, drawings and stackups, plant support (design for manufacturing) and service manual development.


Advantages of working at Lear Corporation in our T&Cs group:

  • The group is organically growing.
  • There are numerous opportunities to create new products.
  • You will have exposure to the other global product teams (wire-harness, electronics, electrification, etc...) and witness firsthand how your products intend to be used.


Must haves:

  • Experience with high voltage connection system product development (design attributes and industry specifications)
  • 3D modeling capability (CATIA V5, Solid works, or UG); (Able to use CAD as a design review tool at a minimum)
  • Knowledge of part design for progressive die and injection molding.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform or support customer and Internal drawing releases.                                                                                                                                                
  • Self-motivated communicators
  • Information sharing
  • Able to work within a diverse global team with varying levels of experience.
  • Lead a team of designers and lab technicians to the desired project design goals.
  • Able to follow APQP processes for project documentation                                                                                                                                                 



Ability to bench test for EMI shielding effectiveness.

Run mechanical simulations with primary CAD packages (Catia, Solidworks)

Experience with benchmarking

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