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Principal Mechanical Engineer Sr.

Company: Volkswagen of America, Inc
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Principal Mechanical Engineer Sr. (GRO001006)Hybrid On-Site-Santa Clara, CA. Tuesday-Thursday in the office. Monday & Friday remote.Job Description Innovation. Sophistication. Optimization. This is our passion.Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group has a long tradition of dramatic innovations. The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest car maker in Europe. The Group comprises of twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, --KODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.Here in the US, we are blending German engineering with American ingenuity. Our mission is to drive change which means we are not only impacting one of the world's largest car makers, but also the lives of millions of people. Are you ready to join us?Role Summary:The Principal Mechanical Engineer Sr is responsible for shaping and strengthening the mechanical/thermal engineering development for CARIAD and VW Group. This position will define, develop and deliver production ECU in embedded environment for High performance computing platform for VW Group in order to create in-house development expertise for connected infotainment and ADAS/AD system.The Principal Mechanical Engineer Sr will identify and scope projects around innovation opportunities as well as technology risks and provide engineering knowledge and mentor team members in areas of expertise.Role Responsibilities:Mechanical/Thermal design - (80%)
--- Own and design entire product design life cycle including requirements gathering, concept generation, detailed design with analysis, verification testing, cross-functional reviews, and manufacturing release.
--- Design packaging and components that provide airflow management, coolant and refrigerant flow management, and thermal actuator mounting, optimizing for efficiency, cost, manufacturability, and serviceability
--- Mechanical design of components and assemblies including plastics, sheet metal, structural metals, insulation systems, sealing methods, fluid connectors, fasteners, busbars, and other components, with hands on prototyping
--- Develop and execute component and subsystem design validation plans and test methods to validate product adherence to requirements
--- Create high quality drawing packages and manufacturing instructions for parts and assemblies
--- Collaborate with thermal, systems, electrical, supply chain, manufacturing, service/deployment teams, and reliability teams to take designs from prototype through mass production
--- Assist in engineering prototype builds and component fabrication
--- Root cause and solve test failures and production problemsOperational Management - (20%)
--- Own the relationship with contract manufacturer, and lead strategic discussions and negotiations.
--- Locates, acquires, and retains extraordinary talent for the ramp-up phase of the Engineering Team and for future growth.
--- Monitor compliance with relevant regulations, statutes, Board Directives, process standards (including in respect of Golden Rules and Product Compliance), procedural/operating instructions and occupational safety regulations using appropriate management controls (dual-control principle).
--- Assure the qualification of employees for the defined tasks
--- Identify and mitigate project technology risks and execution riskQualifications - Experience:
--- 10+ years of Mechanical/Thermal design/development experience of automotive ECUsEducation:Required - Bachelor's Degree in EngineeringDesired -Master's Degree in EngineeringGeneral Skills:
--- Technical Leadership skills
--- Analytical and conceptual thinking
--- Experience in developing strategies for R&D
--- Communication skills - interpersonal, presentation and written
--- Integration - joining people, processes or systems
--- Influencing and negotiation skills
--- Strategic/visionary minded
--- Resource managementSpecialized Skills:Required -
--- Excellent strategically thinking, negotiation, and communication skills.
--- Experience in designing for high volume mechanical assembly, both manual and automated
--- Strong engineering fundamentals in heat transfer, mechanics, and fluids
--- Deep understanding of material science of components used in mechanical design (metals, insulators, plastics, connectors, gaskets, etc) and their fabrication processes
--- Experience with various manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, welding / brazing, metal stamping, extruding, thermoforming, plating, heat treating, and bonding
--- Experience defining test plans, designing test setups, and analyzing data
--- A detail-oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills
--- Proficiency in CAD modeling, CATIA preferred.
--- Experience with PLM systems, engineering changes, deviations, BOM structuring, etc.
--- Experience with environmental, reliability, safety, and industry standard requirements for industrial products
--- Knowledge of design for reliability concepts
--- Thermal system analysis expertise, FEA, and CFD experienceDesired -
--- Ability to communicate on/to top-management level
--- Project management of large, complex multi-party projects
--- Cost-oriented business and technical skills
--- Management experience in shaping and leading a team of top-end mechanical/thermal system engineers.
--- Familiarity with PCBAs and PCBA components
--- Experience with telecommunications RF antenna design.
--- Experience with PCB assembly layout design.Work Flexibility:
--- Travel to worldwide locations required

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