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Southfield, MI, US

Wire Harness Engineer II


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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 Wiring team, the Wire Harness Engiineer will be responsible for:

Design and develop automotive wire harnesses using a focused and disciplined approach.  Ownership of entire product development cycle of assigned part(s) including adherence to specification, quality, cost, weight and on time delivery.

The Role:

  • Develop and Release Robust On Time Designs
  • Ensure Adherence to Specification for Assigned Parts
  • Ensure Design Meets Customer Requirements
  • Track and Control Design Changes
  • Support On Time Part Delivery
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis
  • Support Cost, Weight and Warranty Reduction Activities
  • Support Harness/Vehicle Assembly Plants
  • Work Cross Functionally with Customer, Suppliers, Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Support Wire Harness Complexity Generation
  • Support Design Reviews

The Hour by Hour Task Breakdown with percentages:

  • Meeting with peers and customer to brainstorm and create requirements from scratch (30% of day)
  • Design reviews, component management and print drafting / release (30% of day)
  • Feature development, product / vehicle reviews and failure modes analysis (40% of day)


Your Qualifications:

  • Experience in low or high voltage wire harness design engineering
  • Wire Harness Design Release Experience (3D development to 2D print release)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Ability to Work as Part of Cross Functional Team
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability and Willingness to Travel
  • Flexible on working locations, on or offsite
  • Mentoring experience / skills, leading design engineering team


Bonus If You Have:

  • Experience with Capital XC 2D design
  • 3D Design 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