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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Lead Design Engineer - Interiors

Job Req ID:  42284

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  Unlimited

Objective of Job:

  • Lead and coordinate a subproject to assure on-time and high quality product development with given support from the conception phase through series production.           
  • Ensure and improve that all technical, legal, and customer specific requirements are followed.

               Assure that all internal and external quality requirements are considered.


Principle Activities:

  • Analyze and evaluate changes (internal/ external), cooperate in negotiations (e.g. volume and costs of changes, etc.) and assure implementation.
  • Create and check project reports and presentations, as well as project conclusion documentation.
  • Oversee techhnical designers on technical and conceptual drawings.
  • Oversee generation of and check releasable 3D models of technical parts to verify that they meet customer as well as legal requirements.
  • Ensure that all documentation is properly created and maintained for new parts, modified parts, and purchase parts.  Ensure that data is properly stored within PLM.  Ensure that data transfer is occurring in an effective manner.
  • Participate in FMEA documentation.
  • Define and verify special –and critical product characteristics.
  • Management of developed parts until series production.  Evaluate alternatives and recommend product solutions to components/assembly concerns throughout the development process. 
  • Customer contact: responsible for customer interaction, attending customer meetings, conducting technical correspondence.
  • Define tasks, recognize problems, analyze them and develop recommended solutions, clarification or opportunities for realization, with support for practical implementation.
  • Work with production/tooling to make sure that designs are feasible.
  • Ensure that all deliverable are completed.
  • Verify design progress and plan the design resources accordingly.
  • Make sure that the external and internal timelines and milestones are met.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree - engineering technology degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in CAD product development within automotive interior components.
  • Experience or knowledge in automotive industry product development, part and tool design.
  • Knowledge of GD&T, Plastic part development, injection molding processes.
  • Working knowledge of CAD design requirements (UG NX or Catia).



We are looking forward to your application.


Company / Legal Entity: DAA Dräxlmaier Automotive of America LLC., Org-Code: TI-AM31 

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina