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Theme Development Engineering

Company: Ford Motor Company US
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description & Qualifications

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods, you'll work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We're seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

What you'll be able to do:

Lead Theme Feasibility development at the Irvine Studio, from concept to production surface delivery. Liaison between Irvine staff, purchased services, China engineering and Dearborn.

  • Develop proposals for new vehicles that enable design leadership
  • Lead the balancing of functional and attribute trade-offs within the design feasibility progression.
  • Lead the Design deliverables for feasibility progression through the Studio Design feasibility process.
  • Lead the up-front design feasibility engineering activity by providing conceptual support and feasibility integration of functional and attribute requirements in support of Design and design feasibility development.
  • Lead the development of CAD Based Zone Layouts for Studio Design Feasibility
  • Lead the development of feasibility surface proposals throughout theme and surface development.
  • Provide a functional and appearance focus to enable creative solutions & alternatives to engineering and vehicle package issues in support of Design Leadership.
  • Provide system level studies of Design Studio & program alternatives in advance of functional and/or supplier support.

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • 5+ years of experience with CATIA
  • 5+ years of experience working with a design studio or as part of the design studio with experience in complete vehicle layout/package, Body and Trim, Design Studio procedures, and design feasibility progression.

Our preferred requirements:

  • Strong understanding of the production processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of feasibility tools and design studio feasibility progression.
  • Lead the balancing of functional and attribute trade-offs within the design feasibility progression.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and presenting to decision making forums.

What you'll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-3.pdf

Keywords: Ford Motor Company US, Irvine , Theme Development Engineering, Other , Irvine, California

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