Product Development Engineer

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





To perform activities related to the design and development of electrical connection systems for the automotive industry.




· Product Development related analysis, studies, and calculations

· Applicable APQP documentation (DFMEA, DVP&R, QFD, Other as appropriate)

· Drawing / Design package preparation / release

· Product Review / Evaluation (New / Existing product)

· Troubleshooting

· Customer Contact / Customer Presentations

· Considerable Decision Making scope and challenge (multiple options)

· Setting personal daily work schedules in accordance with assigned tasks, deadlines, and priorities.


In addition to the above items, the Associate is expected to:

· Perform assignments independently, with only minimal guidance from the applicable Supervisor and / or Manager

· Work on multiple and / or potentially complex issues




Degree Requirements: Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Certification Requirements: None

Previous Experience: · Knowledge of CAD Modeling (2D, 3D) (SolidWorks capability preferred) · Working knowledge of PC environment (Excel, Word, and Power-point, etc) · Ability to create new and interpret existing geometric drawings / models · Working knowledge of linear FEA · Standard oral / written communication skills · Ability to focus on multiple assignments at a single time (multi-task)

· Basic Materials knowledge (plastics, metals, rubbers) · 2~3 years relevant connector and / or terminal design experience desired

Travel Requirements: Domestic / International travel may be required

On Call Requirements: Reasonable availability required

Physical Requirements: Office position – primarily sedentary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions.



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.