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Detroit (Headquarters), Auburn Hills, MI

Design Engineer - Latches

As a successful family-owned company on a path to global growth, the Brose Group offers challenging responsibilities and exciting career opportunities to performance-driven, skilled specialists with solid professional knowledge and proven career expertise who wish to contribute to our company’s success.

Your Job Specification

  • Technical definition of component, subassemblies and assemblies, geometry and allowed deviations, materials, 2D and 3D data, reference drawings, comparison tables, BOM etc. to meet required functions under all conditions throughout lifetime of the product for the given project
  • Define required design validation and review validation results against calculations or simulations. Identify and reduce variation and design sensitivity
  • Assess part quality based on dimensional reports and 3D scans or else and effect of deviations to design intent
  • Support acquisition efforts: packaging studies, data transfer, customer discussions
  • Alignment assembly concept with manufacturing best practices, with focus on ease of assembly of components (ProKon) and quality controls through the assembly process to the EOLT
  • 3D and 2D model build-up, alignment to standards, usage of templates considering Supplier, Material, Process, Part and Tool expert feedback under usage of Enventive, DRBFM, DFMEA, Simulation Tests, and any other calculation tools to identify potential failures. Define measures to improve the design and guarantee the function
  • Design under consideration of work instructions, meeting Design checklist limits
  • Develop a strong network with the design team, customer team and customer. Improve knowledge of products, specifications, and testing and promote exchange with other design groups, peer reviews
  • Ensure efficiency in all design activities and project phases. Develop deep knowledge of customer and product requirements and functions. Define Concepts and explore design limits to identify potential issues. Review opportunities for improvement in geometry, materials, manufacturing, tolerances, force flow, stress, acoustics, etc
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and all related aspects
  • Challenge simulation and test results, compare to previous data, correlate with expected results, and identify trends. Establish and keep a base line for reference on future measurements for specific functions
  • Identify and share best practices, tips, lessons learned in your daily work in team meetings
  • Keep mindset focus on quality on all steps, increase quality awareness, reduce failure costs
  • Support all initiatives of the plants, customer, and customer teams
  • Professional and systematic problem solving
  • Maintain/ reduce material cost compared to target. Active reduction of development loops and development hours
  • Benchmark other products: understand differences between Brose products and competitors. Compare previous and newer technology, status on patents
  • Assist and mentor other designers in best practices, kinematics, customer CAD systems, etc
  • #LI-hybrid

Your Profile

  • Bachelor's degree or eight years related professional experience
  • Automotive experience
  • Experience in calculation and design of mechanisms preferred
  • Problem-solving skills



Brose offers a high-tech work environment and a wide range of benefits. Along with competitive performance-based compensation and health insurance, our employees also benefit from attractive social and family-oriented programs throughout our North American locations*. Our benefits packages include comprehensive medical, insurance and retirement plans. Brose also provides educational assistance and a variety of community outreach, family, and sporting events. Flexible working hours and a collaborative work environment give our employees the freedom to balance work and personal life. Brose believes in investing in people. We offer a wide range of development programs with great opportunity for individual growth through training, international or regional assignments and tailored career paths. Our objective is to provide our employees the tools necessary to live a balanced life, experience a rewarding work environment and contribute to our surrounding communities.

*Benefits package may vary slightly per location

Please send us your application using our online form.

Detroit (Headquarters), Auburn Hills, MI

Our location Detroit (Headquarters), Auburn Hills, MI

Brose North America Inc.

3933 Automation Avenue
Auburn Hills, 48326

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Emily Guinn

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co.