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Product Development Engineer Plastics and Elastomer Seals and Powertrain Components m/f/d

Country:
Germany
Work Location:
Lohmar
31 Jan 2021
Job Type:
Regular
About The Opportunity
  
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and contribute to development projects as well as feasibility studies for plastic/elastomer products in the automotive drivetrain
  • Definition of design rules to develop generic product families
  • Create and contribute to the creation of product and process know how
  • Create product specifications for plastic/elastomer products
  • Apply FEA tools for Virtual Product Performance Prediction, contribute to further development of those tools
  • Support process development of series representative prototypes and series parts in cooperation with GKN internal partners and external suppliers.
  • Plan, initiate, perform and supervise product test procedures, schemes and validations e.g. using DOE
  • Apply D-FMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) within the development process for new and improved products

Qualifications / Experience / Skills:

  • University Degree or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, specialized in the field of plastics or automotive engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in some of the following fields:
    • Design, dimensioning and manufacturing of plastic products
    • Material properties of plastics and elastomers
    • Tooling for plastics processing, e.g. injection molding
    • Use of FEA tools for performance prediction and optimization
    • Intellectual property / patents
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Good English and German language skills (reading & writing).
About Us

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.