Engineering Intern
Plymouth, MI 
Posted 2 days ago
Job/Internship Description



An engineer in product design with good communication skills to work on vehicle complete seat systems. The engineer will provide technical customer interface for the program and/or product and must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and deliver engineering program requirements.

  • Responsibilities include: executing robust designs, manufacturing feasibility, high quality on drawing releases, prototype parts and production parts.
  • Unique Challenges include: Balancing multiple requirements from differing internal functional groups, Subject matter Experts and the customer to find optimized technical solutions to meet objectives such: as costs, performance , timing and launch.


  • Help solve design issues by utilizing the Basic Engineering Process (BEP) process and knowledge of lean engineering. Complete A3's which were presented in weekly and executive design reviews for these issues.
  • Help prepare documentation and gather data for engineering xSO signoff. Exposure to the product development process and interact with Subject Matter Technical Experts (SMTEs) throughout the assignment.
  • Support issue resolution and on-time execution for DV & PV testing phases by coordinating test timing, seat builds, and teardowns. This exposure allows for acquisition of knowledge in seat regulations, strength, durability, and tactical planning.
  • Support customer and DV/PV test builds here in Plymouth. Exposure to Design For Assembly and Manufacturing (DFAM) principles. Gain understanding of the interaction between design and manufacturing in product development and key cost drivers.
  • Acquire knowledge in Design for Cost to evaluate various engineering design changes in CAD while at the same time understanding the cost impact of those changes. This enables the team to assess the impact of changes in the ideation phase while still understanding a high level cost impact of those changes.

Other position requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and working towards a 4 year B.S. degree in Engineering.
  • Available to work up to 40 hours per week
  • Minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Previous internship or co-op experience in automotive related position an added plus
  • CAD experience CATIA or Unigraphics an added plus.
  • Solid analytical skills and work effectively with customers, suppliers, and the development team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail, organization skills and follow up
  • Proficient in MS Office


Central Tech Unit Plymouth MI
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