Continental, Inc

Hardware Engineer

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Plymouth, MI |$90-110k| Direct Hire  *We are unable to consider candidates who require sponsorship.*


Continental Inc is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer with an Automotive Lighting Design/Manufacturing background in Plymouth, Michigan. This position will require a certain amount of training both in-house and off-site. The person who accepts the position will be expected to follow a learning curve with continuous development.




Electrical (Hardware) Engineer Requirements:


  • Design responsible for Electronic design for LED lighting in automotive applications.
  • Responsible for Test plan development to customer specifications (Chrysler, GM, Ford, etc).
  • Conducts or leads failure analysis and investigation of electronic failures or incidents.
  • Create detailed SORs for testing and outsourcing of electronic manufacturing.
  • Responsible to lead research, design and develop of electronics for new, existing programs in compliance with automotive standards and customer    specifications from concept development to production launch.
  • Development of analog, digital circuitry, power electronics and embedded software for automotive exterior lighting.
  • Be the Main point of contact for electrical designs. Interface with cross-functional departments, suppliers and customer with respect to electronic product development, validations and manufacturing.
  • Project management of sourced electronic designs.
  • Management of cost, and quality of electronic products.
  • Monitor and analyze any product failure. Provide recommendations to Quality engineering.
  • Develop and test clinical prototypes to ensure design intent and specifications are satisfied.
  • Develop PCB layouts for production designs using appropriate PCB technologies.
  • Ensure layouts meet EMC requirements.
  • Conducting Schematic level circuit simulation for continuous improvement of designs.
  • Develop methods and practices to effectively manage data and, revision control for electrical and software designs.
  • Create electrical and EMC design validation test plans according to customer requirements. Get customer approvals.
  • Deliver and Manage the required documentations i.e. BOM, 3D Cad, drawings and prototypes to product development team.
  • Create, support and realize benchmark activity linked to electrical designs
  • Create and maintain, component and footprint libraries in Altium.



Hardware Engineer Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years electronics manufacturing and/or development background.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • Must have detailed electronic component knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Electronic manufacturing, quality and technical standards (IPC, ISO, etc.)
  • Above average communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Proficient with the use of electronic testing equipment.
  • Hands on Electronic ability.
  • Clear understanding of ESD design and prevention.
  • Experience designing for electromagnetic inference both radiated and conducted.
  • Prior exposure to Automotive OEM specifications/standards an asset.
  • Prior exposure to Automotive Lighting specifications/standards an asset.
  • Altium designer or similar PCB layout software
  • Familiar with 3D CAD and 2D drawing software


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