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Electrical Product Engineer (SA/USA)

Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Washington D.C. – United States

PROVIDE direction and support in Product Development from project initiation to production for the Electrical & Electrical systems as the next Electrical Product Engineer sought by a provider of cutting-edge Engineering Solutions in Durbanville. You will also be involved in product sustainment and improvement throughout the product lifecycle, troubleshooting and resolution of Engineering-related assembly while providing process expertise to support regular production and implementation of new systems. You will require a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 3-5 years’ suitable work experience including solid working knowledge of 3D-CAD systems preferably Unigraphics and PDM systems preferably Siemens Teamcenter preferred. Candidates will work in Cape Town for 12-16 months and then move overseas to the States for the rest of their employment period.
Job Summary –
  • Product development direction and support from project initiation to regular production for the Electrical and Electrical systems.
  • Product sustainment and improvement throughout the product life cycle in support of the brand, product strategy and objectives and customer experience.
  • Ongoing hands-on production line support, including troubleshooting and resolution of engineering-related assembly and other issues in support of on-time delivery to customers.
  • Liaison between customers, suppliers, production, process engineering-, and Development teams by applying product and process expertise to support regular production and implementation of new systems.
  • Responsible for all engineering liaison, validation, and testing activities.
Further Duties –
  • Provide design direction, including technical specifications and requirements, to on- and offshore Engineering resources for the Electrical and Electrical systems (subject systems) for heavy/severe duty trucks following best Engineering practices.
  • Contribute to product improvements, new features or options development and product portfolio growth initiatives for subject systems throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Support product planning initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of and advise the Engineering team on industry trends and new technologies related to the Electrical and Electrical systems.
  • Manage 3rd party providers such as suppliers and development teams/consultants as it relates to the subject systems’ design, development, and ongoing product support and improvements.
  • Lead and/or support project status reviews, design reviews, design analysis activities such as DFMEA’s, product integrity initiatives and production readiness reviews.
  • Create, maintain, and file design intent and history documentation including testing and validation.
  • Engage and align with engineering peers across vehicle systems and other platforms in the interest of interface control and commonality.
  • Identify opportunities and support continuous improvement to promote engineering quality during the product development and release management process.
  • Provide day-to-day support of cross-functional teams such as Sales, Service, Warranty, Parts, Purchasing, Materials, Productivity Engineering and Program Management to align goals and expectations.
  • Perform and or support online and offline validation and testing of new designs and provide feedback to the Design team.
  • Provide hands-on Engineering support to resolve day-to-day assembly line issues.
  • Ensure deviations and substitutions are implemented as required.
  • Support the Product Integrity Team with issue resolution.
  • Interact with customers as required, including product support at customer locations.
  • Provide Engineering support relating to compliance and regulatory matters, including participating in industry standards forums/events if required.
Qualifications –
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
Experience/Skills –
  • 3-5 Years of Engineering experience.
  • A thorough working knowledge of 3D-CAD systems preferably Unigraphics.
  • PDM systems preferably Siemens Teamcenter preferred.
  • Computer literacy with Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Willing to relocate to the USA.
  • Willing to travel overseas for variable periods.
  • South African Citizenship.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills to understand business practices.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent in task management.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure.  
  • Good Written and Verbal Communication (English).

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