Design Release 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.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Design Release Engineer to join Yazaki. Position will support customers in CA but employee will work remotely and ideallly be located in California, Arizona, or El Paso, Tx.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Candidate will work on-site at the customer facilities to route, package the wire harness, and define retention and covering components.  Lead interface to customer for customer change control, technical, issues, and program engineering deliverables.  Support continuous improvement of the design.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Routing, Packaging, Retention and Protection

  • Direct creation of 2D wire harness drawings based on customer inputs (3D data, Engineering Changes, red-marks, etc.)
  • Package components and wire harnesses into vehicles in the 3D environment, including splice locations at the harness level (where a splice is placed on the wire harness)
  • Define customer-directed components
  • Define retention and covering components (convolute, tape, etc.) to be used on the wire harness
  • Initiate NCRs (New Component Requests) and interface with Advanced Purchasing, Provisional Component Engineering, and ComBU for the development and approval of new-tooled components
  • Support customer in component selection
  • Support Design reviews and DFM analysis.
  • Support analysis of circuitry and sub-systems.

 

Customer Change Control

  • Maintain customer part release system per statement of work
  • Review customer engineering change documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Communicate to customer the content and status of the design, design changes, and build requirements
  • Provide customer responses for cost studies
  • Update engineering issues in change management systems
  • Release non-Yazaki parts (screws, standard parts, etc.) into the customer system per statement of work

 

Customer and Internal Design Requirements

  • Ensure design meets customer and internal requirements
  • Create and submit in BEAMS print markups for product designs that meet customer specifications and requirements, including DFA (Design for Vehicle Assembly)
  • Collaborate with DVP&R (Design Verification Process & Report) team to validate customer requirements
  • Develop and maintain program-specific, harness DFMEAs (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Evaluate information provided by the customer as applied to the product/project for completeness and accuracy
  • Initiate customer plant trials, document results of the trial, and obtain customer sign-off
  • Support assembly plant instructions for customer per statement of work

 

Engineering Customer Interface

  • Lead customer interface for technical issues and program engineering deliverables
  • Represent YNA Engineering at customer change control meetings and design reviews (e.g., technical design review, digital buck review, system compatibility review, etc.)
  • Represent YNA manufacturing to customer to support YNA DFM (Design for Manufacturing) guidelines
  • Support vehicle builds and launches at customer pilot and assembly plants

 

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.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

Degree Requirements:

BSEE, BSME or equivalent experience

Previous Experience:

Automotive engineering experience preferred

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

 

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

SKILL LEVEL

 

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

Proficient in the use of internal change management system and process

 

Preferred

 

Proficient in the use of customer engineering systems (change management, issue management, part numbers, and sales codes)

 

Preferred

 

Understand the customer change management process

 

 

Preferred

Understand the vehicle assembly process (prototype, pre-production, production & trials)

 

Preferred

 

Understand design for vehicle assembly principles

 

Preferred

 

Understand the wire harness manufacturing process

 

Preferred

 

Understand design for manufacturing principles

 

Preferred

 

Understand customer specifications

 

 

Preferred

Understand YNA specifications

 

Preferred

 

Proficient in DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

 

Preferred

 

Understand the DVP (Design Verification Process)

 

Preferred

 

Unique to Sr. Engineer and Principal Engineer

Ability to manage multiple projects (own and others)

 

Preferred

 

Proficient in the interpersonal and leadership skills to work with others in a senior position

 

Preferred

 

 

GENERAL SKILLS

SKILL LEVEL

Communication

Organizational

Time management

Problem-solving

Decision-making

Presentation

2D & 3D CAD (Mentor XC, Catia V5)

Computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio)

Ability to work well independently

Ability to work well with a team

 

Preferred

 

 

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.