Toyota Body Design 1 Engineer in Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Title: Body Design 1 Engineer Location: US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Saline Other Locations:

Explore taking your career further with one of the world’s most respected brands and one of the top automotive companies in North America! Toyota is growing and leading the way through innovations designed to enhance lives through forward-thinking mobility solutions. We are looking for diverse, highly-motivated team members who want to come grow and lead the change with us. TTC's Body Design 1 (BD1) Department is looking for a highly motivated and qualified Engineer.

The primary responsibility of this role is the design and development of vehicle under body parts including Body Shell.


Coordinate the design and development of under body parts Manage under body component development of a vehicle project from concept stage through production and then current production Follow Toyota development methodologies and processes for vehicle development Plan structure of under body parts through target setting, packaging and style feasibility Execute design in computer-aided drafting (CAD) either independently or by leading Supplier Engineers or CAD modelers Proactively improve design quality and cost for responsible vehicles in production Weekly reporting to management Design of component parts using CAD to meet all engineering requirements, create and maintain the component development schedule through Start of Production (SOP), support part evaluation and provide effective countermeasures as required Benchmark competitor vehicles Participation in evaluation and manufacturing activities at the event location; both domestic and international Assess and adjust progress (develop risk management) to maintain project targets (i.e. schedule, performance, cost, and quality) Develop warranty tracking, countermeasures and root cause analysis Follow responsible parts from design through validation and launch including problem solving of technical issues Design and development of parts utilizing CATIA Identify issues/barriers influencing the overall project schedule and make recommendations to recover utilizing risk management Perform root cause analysis providing effective countermeasures Participate in cross functional decision making teams Visualization of issues, concerns and gaps in current design process Participate in improvement and reflection activities A successful candidate will have:

A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Engineering discipline Engineering design experience with automotive or body shell parts Experience using CAD systems Project management experience A successful candidate may have:

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Experience using CATIA V5

Standard Benefits:

Comprehensive health care & wellness plans Paid holidays and paid time off Vehicle Purchase and Lease Programs for positions that qualify Relocation assistance for qualified moves Tuition assistance and professional development programs Retirement Plans: 401(k), Toyota Retirement Contribution, Retiree Medical Options Toyota is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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