BIW Structures & Closures – Design Engineer

Location: Chennai
Educational Qualification: B.E./B.Tech. (Mechanical / Automobile)
Experience: 5 - 7 Years
Tools: Expertise in CAD tool CATIA V5 - GSD (Advanced Surface module), Solids, Assembly, Drawings.
Practitioner in MS Office Applications

Skills and Abilities

  • Working Experience on BIW Structure & closure components using Catia V5.
  • Sound knowledge in packaging study and master section creation.
  • Capable of executing the activities within the agreed timeline.
  • Expert in Sheetmetal surface design, defects & Manufacturing process.
  • Knowledge in benchmarking and cost reduction.
  • Knowledge of prototyping, manufacturing and assembly processes of BIW.
  • Design product to cost targets.
  • Good understanding of GD&T.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working on BIW Sheetmetal Structures & Closures for New & ongoing product development/Engineering change management.
  • To understand the Customer requirements, Studio styling criteria and manufacturing requirements like stamping, Hemming, welding, inspection etc and develop 3D CAD models which meet appearance and functional requirements.
  • Design and development of BIW Sheetmetal Structures & Closures from concept to final design as per the design requirements.
  • Developing B & C surface from Class A surface and designing required flange, attachment features, welding features.
  • Design of BIW systems which includes inner & outer panels of A,B,C pillars, Doors (Closures), Hood, Tail gate/Deck/Trunk Lid, Body Side, Under body components, Front end module, Roof panel, Fenders, Sash brackets, Supporting brackets etc....
  • Participating in design review meetings and provide solutions.
  • Identification and resolution of design related issues during development till release.
  • Releasing CAD data to using Teamcenter & WERS(Worldwide engineering release system).
  • DPA(Digital pre assembly) checks on packaging components.
  • Ongoing Product Development/Engineering Change Management:  Working on OEM Release process which includes design change and assembly level updates checking Drawings (GD&T and Engineering CAD and Drafting Standard) per standards.
  • Coordinate with Team Leads, Project Managers and Onsite Engineers and execute the activities.
  • Demonstrate good customer and cross functional relationships.

Desired Skills (Nice to Have):

  • FORD NPD/OPD process, Change Management.
  • Learning capability, Good attitude & Flexibility to work in different projects.
  • Knowledge in Team Center, WERS and Vismockup.
  • Problem solving skills (8D / 6-sigma).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

Industry/Domain Experience

  • Automotive
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