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Senior Product Design Engineer

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Canton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Product Design Engineer - The Shyft Group (TSG) - Plymouth, MI

Regular Employee - Salary Exempt

Who we are:

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis bring people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands -- Utilimaster -, Blue Arc---, Royal - Truck Body, DuraMag -, Magnum -, Strobes-R-Us -, Spartan - RV Chassis, Red Diamond---, and Builtmore---. Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road - for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward - leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.


As the Senior Product Design Engineer within our Blue Arc--- division based in Plymouth, MI, you will responsible for providing accurate, timely and cost-effective engineering solutions that work well within the limits of our manufacturing equipment and assembly capabilities.

Additionally, these solutions must meet customer expectations, perform for the desired warranty period, and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.

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\n Our Commitment to Sustainability\n
\n Blue Arc Launch Video (YouTube)\n

What you'll be doing

  • Participates as a key member of the product development team to execute new product improvement/development projects. Also maintains legacy products.
  • Conceptual design of new components and sub-systems following established practices and core engineering principles. Works through engineering challenges using tools such as CAD layouts, stack-ups, analytical tools, as well as various internal applications and techniques to perform basic analyses of new designs. Proficient in the practical application of engineering statics, dynamics, structural mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics.
  • Generating DFMEAs for components and sub-assemblies; using a DFMEA to generate a design validation plan & report (DVP&R).
  • Executing test plans to fully validate components and systems. Draft and communicate engineering reports as part of the validation process.
  • Prepare presentations and communicate plans, results, etc. to a wide audience, including suppliers and customers.
  • Maintain quality standards by following proper inspection procedures.
  • Understand and adhere to current quality and control policies.
    Be able to solve manufacturing and assembly problems utilizing problem-solving techniques and methodologies
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, production personnel, purchasing personnel, and customers to create optimal solutions to support the business
    Determine the effectiveness of the engineering solutions, understanding un-intended consequences to manufacturing processes, tooling, and option capability
  • Initiate changes to drawings, solids models, and bills of material
  • Effectively utilize Aurora (corporate software) to research product/spec history and structure, where used on component parts, and product compatibility.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (or a related Engineering field)
    • Minimum of 8 years experience in product design engineering solutions. Experience related to the design and development of on-highway, heavy truck, specialty, or automotive vehicles preferred
    • Strong problem-solving & analytical skills. Understand the cost drivers associated with various materials, design features, and manufacturing processes.
    • Working knowledge of SolidWorks 3-D CAD with the ability to review and modify assemblies, models, and detail drawings
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook)
      Top Candidates Will Also Have
      • Understand the extrusion process, metal fabrication, forming, tolerances, and capabilities
      • Additional skills in FMEA, FEA, CFD, lean manufacturing, and design for six sigma (DFSS)
      • Creative and innovative team player with a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence & high standards
      • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision. Able to effectively prioritize and execute multiple concurrent assignments.
      • Proficient with basic program management and time management tools.
      • Effective verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills

        Why The Shyft Group?

        We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

        Stay Healthy:

        Medical and Rx Plan

        Health Savings Account

        Dental and Vision Plan

        Healthcare Flexible Spending

        Wellness Plan

        Financial Security:

        401 (k) Retirement Savings

        Short and Long Term Disability

        Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

        Voluntary Term Life Insurance

        Work/Life Balance:

        Educational Reimbursement

        Employee Assistance Program

        Dependent Care FSA

        Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

        The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at

        The Shyft Group is an E-Verify Employer

        Shyft uses E-Verify, which is an online system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility and validate social security numbers. Through participation in the E-Verify program, information entered on Form I-9 will be provided and compared to information available at both of these agencies. See posters for more details. E-Verify Notice U.S. Right to Work Notice.

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