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Toyota Door Panel Lead Engineer at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Novi, Michigan

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.

As a Lead Product Engineer, you will lead onsite customer
engineering interface to understand product requirements and timing
expectations with multiple departments.


  • Lead day to day activities of onsite and back office
    simultaneous development team.

  • Assess component and system performance to requirements using
    calculations, CAE, prototyping, and ED/DV/PV testing.

  • Develop and maintain tactical plans to track project status
    and ensure that Engineering deliverable timing obligations are met.

  • Apply tools such as DFMEA and DRBFM, and provide support to
    PFMEA, to identify and address areas of design risk.

  • Identify and address issue root cause using analytical skills
    such as A3, KT, and 5-Why analysis to drive Lean Engineering and PDCA.

  • Apply knowledge of plastic part design and injection-molding
    to design concepts. Lead global design team in developing 3D CAD models and 2D
    drawings.

  • Maintain project budgets and meet budget expectations. Provide
    accurate product and ED&D estimates in support of quotes.

  • Work with suppliers to acquire part data, samples, and quotes
    as necessary and own supplier relationship for engineering work, including
    drawings, CAD models, and appropriate analysis.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able
    to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below
    are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • BSME and minimum 10 years of experience in automotive
    interiors.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Toyota or other Japanese
    OEMs.

  • JOEM & Toyota experience is required

  • Knowledge of design for plastics assembly; screwing, staking,
    welding, laminating, wrapping.

  • Knowledge of plastic part design for injection molding.

  • Knowledge of Injection Mold Tooling (gates, parting lines,
    action, etc.) as it relates to part design.

  • Plastic resin and materials selection knowledge as related to
    Door Panels.

  • Dimensional management and tolerancing experience. Ability to
    develop component and sub-assembly GD&T tolerancing and tolerance stack-up
    studies in support of manufacturing & craftsmanship goals.

  • Shown ability to communicate in a professional and encouraging
    manner in a team environment and directly to the OEM. Identify and address
    issues in a direct, “data-driven” manner.

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic. Ability to lead multiple
    tasks at a time.

  • Available to travel and work at Customer site in Ann Arbor
    area.