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Product Engineer - Seating

Company: IMMI
Location: Westfield
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

IMMI is seeking a highly motivated Product Engineer, Complete Seating to support our Products Engineering team. The Product Engineer will interact with program management and R&D teams to develop a strong understanding of the projects and testing objectives. You will design products, create test conditions, procedures, methods, and tools/scripts for verification/validation of the company's products all the way to production. This position will use their skills in designing and testing skills to determine the performance specification, cost, and timing to deliver top quality safety products to our clients.

IMMI - is the trusted, global leader of safety solutions, helping to protect millions of lives every day. For sixty years, IMMI has led the way in developing, designing, testing, and manufacturing innovative safety restraints and systems. IMMI's safety products are found worldwide on car seats, heavy trucks, school buses, recreational/off road, military, fire/EMS, motor coach, and construction vehicles. Employee owned, headquartered in Westfield, Indiana and operating eight additional global facilities, IMMI is also home to IMMI VIP steering wheels and CAPE -, the world's leading state-of-the-art testing facility.


  • Develop and execute system requirements for the seating products and related commodities including system architecture and functional feasibility
  • Achieve customer-driven system targets for function, cost, and weight
  • Participate in the iterative process with the design/product performance to deliver the optimal balance of form vs. function vs. cost
  • Formalize innovative seat solutions considering relevant Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • Work on metal stamping/forming designs, foam and/or plastic materials for different seating solutions
  • Devise and/or integrate mechanisms for different seat system features and functions while meeting required regulatory, durability and weight-cost targets
  • Optimize designs with the appropriate analytical and physical assessments including engineering calculations, applied mechanics analysis, and regression checks/testing
  • Interpret and scrutinize Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation results, debug or assist in CAE model corrections for meeting the objective and integrate recommendations into product design. Further aid in correlating physical test outcomes to the CAE analysis
  • Create & review engineering cost estimates: material costs, design-development costs, validation costs, etc.
  • Complete and release seating components, sub-system, and detail designs utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering as required
  • Utilize Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools as appropriate during design, validation, and launch of the product(s)
  • Responsible for technical documentation to include Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEAs), Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&Rs), Engineering Bill of Materials (EBOM)
  • Implement designs, processes, and material selections to achieve/surpass desired execution of seat craftsmanship, fit & finish, and appeal
  • Work with purchasing and supplier quality teams to ensure parts are sourced correctly and meet required quality levels; assist in Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams such as Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, Operations, etc. to ensure seating system manufacturing and assembly feasibility and serviceability
  • Other roles and responsibilities as assigned QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering; Master's degree preferred
    • Minimum of 6 years' experience in the mechanical and/or automotive engineering field with 4+ years focusing on transportation seat system design and development
    • 3+ years of experience in seat structure design and development - primarily for high volume products involving designing for processes such as forming, stamping, drawing, etc.
    • 3+ years of experience in seat motion and/or feature adjustment mechanism design and development
    • 3+ years of experience in design, development and/or integration of seat foam and plastic components
    • 4+ years of experience and knowledge of 3D CAD software: CATIA V5 or SOLIDWORKS
    • Knowledge about industry/safety/regulatory standards: FMVSS, CMVSS, SAE, ASTM, etc.
    • Knowledge of FEA analysis, principles, material properties, and experience of implementing it for seat design
    • Knowledge and experience in GD&T, DFMEA, DVP, APQP, QFD and other engineering tools
    • Understanding of manufacturing processes, DFA-DFM
    • Ability to travel up to 25% within and outside of the U.S. to various unanticipated project sites based on project needs BENEFITS:
      • Team Member Ownership/ESOP
      • Healthcare, vision, dental options
      • Company paid Short and Long Term Disability
      • Ten (10) paid holidays
      • Two (2) IMMI Serves volunteer days per year.
      • Onsite Health and Wellness Center
      • Onsite Gym
      • Generous Paid Time Off
      • Bonus Opportunities
      • 401k
      • Tuition Assistance

Keywords: IMMI, Fishers , Product Engineer - Seating, Engineering , Westfield, Indiana

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