Sr. Designer

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.


Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.


Location: Canton, MI




Design wire harness routing through the 3D CAD tool and provide concept designs for new components.  Assure quality of design / routing is maintained utilizing customer / internal specific requirements.





  • Design and package components and wire harnesses in a 3D vehicle environment, including splice locations at the harness level (where a splice is placed on the wire harness)
  • Identify critical packaging areas that require harness shielding or special support such as brackets, screw holes and weldnuts
  • Adhere to customer specific drafting standards
  • Provide support in the promotion of design proposals to wiring engineer and customer
  • Prepare 3D model for release to customer
  • Develop concept design for harness shield components and brackets
  • Provide 3D model optimization for technical, cost competitiveness and manufacturability
  • Synchronize 3D and logic data
  • Interact with Design Release Engineer to ensure design is feasible for customer assembly
  • Interact with Application Engineer to ensure design is feasible for manufacturing


Design Verification

  • Collaborate with DVP&R team to validate customer requirements
  • Support customer design reviews as required


Issue Management

  • Communicate design issues driven by 3D to YNA Design Release Engineer for input into customer and USOEM BU issue/change management system








Degree Requirements:

Associate’s degree or equivalent experience

Previous Experience:

Prior 3D CAD tool experience required

Travel Requirements:

As required

On Call Requirements:

As required

Physical Requirements:

Ability to troubleshoot and rework wire harnesses, in warehouses or assembled on vehicles, during wire harness or vehicle builds

Ability to lift wire harness assemblies up to 40 pounds

Ability to climb inside of vehicles to troubleshoot and rework



Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.