Applications Engineer

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #11030

Summary of Position:

The Applications Lighting Engineer is responsible for designing, executing, and delivering technical solutions for company's product offering including interior, exterior, and specialty lamps for automotive applications.


  • Design and Develop lamps optimized for customer requirements, manufacturability, tooling, appearance, regulatory, and cost.
  • Lead the design of the products through validation and launch.
  • Key technical interface with the customers' design team.
  • Coordinate and conduct regular design reviews with designers, optical engineers, electrical engineers, tooling engineers, manufacturing engineers and quality engineers.
  • Effectively communicates design direction with the project team and the customer, supplies, manufacturing, and quality communities.
  • Work cross-functionally to support prototype and production build activities.  
  • Balance attributes such as cost, weight, complexity, and timing.
  • Identify and implement cost saving ideas and product improvements.
  • Complete Application Data Sheets to support RFQ's.


  • B.S. degree required in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of five (5) – seven (7) years experience in automotive industry.
  • Knowledge of interior and/or exterior lighting component design.
  • Knowledge of plastic materials, plastic injection molding, optics, basic electronic circuitry, manufacturing processes, tooling, fixture design, and product validation.
  • Familiarity with global lighting regulations.
  • Experience developing DFMEAs (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance) and DVPRs (Design Verification Plan and Report).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
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