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, USA  



What we are looking for:


Yazaki is looking for a Product Development Engineer to join our Provisional Components Business Unit in Canton, MI.  This person would create, validate, and verify component concepts and designs.  Lead supplier interface for technical issues.  Support continuous improvement of the design.


 What you will be doing:


Component Concept/Design

  • Create component concepts
  • Receive and review packaging studies
  • Develop and maintain program-specific, component DFMEAs (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Ensure design meets customer and internal requirements
  • Create, review, and be responsible for the CAD model, drawings and associated documents
  • Evaluate information provided by the customer as applied to the product/project for completeness and accuracy
  • Interface with Application Engineer to ensure DFM
  • Collaborate with Design Release Engineer and 3D Designers/Engineers to develop component designs and support the customer as needed


Component Design Validation/Verification

  • Create and implement DVP&R
  • Verify (test) and validate (customer use) designs and communicate findings
  • Lead design reviews for assigned projects


Supplier Interface

  • Lead supplier interface for technical issues
  • Review and provide feedback on initial samples


Continuous Improvement of the Design

  • Generate cost savings ideas and attend VAVE (Value Analysis Value Engineering) workshops
  • Trace technical issues and problems to root cause
  • Support customer initiatives such as cost and warranty reduction activities, etc.


What you will bring to the table:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related field
  • 5 years of relevant experience


What we can provide you:


  • A safe collaborative learning work environment that stimulates creativity and exploration
  • Diverse teams of experts
  • Resources from around the globe
  • Supportive leadership and team members to help you do your best work
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package including incentive compensation, 401K match, tuition assistance and a generous holiday schedule



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.