Karma Automotive CAD Engineer, Body Technology (Exteriors) in Irvine, California
Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Although we are best known as a creator of soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Every Revero is designed at our Headquarters in Irvine and created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, CA.
The CAD Engineer, Body Technology (Exteriors) will have a proven track record for designing Carbon Fiber, Metal, Composite, and Plastic Class-A Exterior Panels. Shall also be responsible for all associated Hardware, to include forged, and stamped hinges.
Design parts from initial design, to prototype phase, and production
Create Typical and Master Section to ensure design is feasible, and manufacturable
Able to create alternate designs and recommendations where initial design not feasible.
Create and manage EBOM (Engineering Bill of Materials), including material selection and finish
Coordinate release of engineering changes, and appropriate documentation
Provide weekly updates of progress, goals and road blocks
Apply budget constraints as part of the engineering design process
Able to work within a cross-functional team to achieve goals
Verify styling theme feasibility (manufacturing, ergonomic, service, safety, regulatory etc.)
Understand and update Engineering documentation such as TES’s (Tech. Spec’s), DFMEA’s (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and DVP’s (Design Verification Plan) DFM (Design for Manufacture).
Able to coordinate and complete mock-up of parts for evaluation
Able to work closely with suppliers to achieve goals
Track open issues via issue tracking process, drive communication to closure of issues
Plan for parts timing alignment with overall program timing plan
Excellent communication skills and team player approach required
Consults with colleagues and supervisor as required
Report and escalate major issues immediately to Supervisor
Able to develop criteria sections for future vehicles
Conduct vehicle benchmark studies / technical research of competitive products, present findings and suggest recommendations
Design low cost solutions.
Other duties, as assigned
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering or 15+ year experience required
7+ Years Sheet Metal and/or Hardware Design Release Engineering experience
7+ Years Component Design/Engineering Development
CATIA V5 experience required
SmarTeam experience preferred
Experience or knowledge of root cause analysis or Design of Experiment
Previous OEM and automotive experience required
Previous Design Release Engineer experience in Product Engineering required
Previous assembly plant launch experience preferred
Dimensional Management and Dimensional Checking experience preferred. Understanding of GD&T required
Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
Experience with Frameless Door Systems preferred
Experience in developing and working Criteria Development Section (Typical Sections)
Willingness to travel to supplier, and assembly plant during launch
Must be proficient with Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and others
Experience or knowledge of forming processes such as stamping, injection moldings, casting, and extrusions
Able to work with minimal supervision.
Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable
No 3rd Parties. Principals Only, Please
Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.
Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.
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Street: 9950 Jeronimo Rd.