Design Engineer

Job Description

Job Summary

The Design Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of design/engineering of plastic components and assemblies throughout pre-production development of an automobile. A self-motivated individual capable of managing multiple projects, meeting with customers to discuss requirements, and leading cross functional team to ensure targets are met.


Essential Functions

Design and engineer automotive components and assemblies, working closely with customers to understand and meet their requirements

Create CAD models and drawings to meet customer specifications (Catia V5 a plus)

Create, manipulate, and interpret FEA, Moldflow, and other engineering tools throughout development stage

Support various team disciplines including APQP, DFA, DFM and DFMEA.

Lead cross-functional meetings with quality, tooling and project groups

Identify and select materials needed for prototype and production parts

Investigate cost reduction activities and support continuous improvement initiatives

Travel to customer and production facilities


Job Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, BSME preferred

Knowledge Requirements:

Must be familiar with 2D, 3D, and solid modeling (CATIA experience is preferred)

Injection Molding knowledge and/or experience

General understanding of GD&T

Familiarity with FEA, Moldflow, and other simulation software is preferred

Root Cause Analysis experience

Six sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Process Capability experience is preferred

General understanding of plastic injection molding


  • Minimum 0 to 5 years of experience or internship experience in design or injection molding

Other Information

Must possess excellent interpersonal / communications skills to interact effectively with customers and other Nifco personnel

Must be able to travel occasionally on overnight trips

Must work effectively in a team environment

Must be a licensed driver with a safe driving record

Company Description
Join our growing Team at Nifco, our company's most valuable asset is our employees! Nifco America is a leading global supplier of functional plastic parts for the automotive industry. Nifco offers competitive pay, top notch health benefits with low premiums/deductibles, eleven paid holidays, referral bonus, 401K program plus much more... We have a lot of opportunity for growth at Nifco!

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