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Senior Design Engineer

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

Job Description:

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\n Senior Design Engineer - \n \n Royal Truck Body - \n \n Plymouth, MI\n
\n Regular Employee - Salary Exempt \n
\n \n Who we are\n \n
\n The Shyft Group, we are driven to deliver, and as the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis brings people, goods, and services where they need to be.\n
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We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands -- Utilimaster -, Blue Arc--- EV Solutions, 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, and 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 Design Engineer for our Royal Truck Body/DuraMag divisions working out of our R&D facility in Plymouth, MI, you will be at the forefront of translating customer needs into practical design engineering solutions.

If you have a drive for career advancement, an interest in design engineering, and a background in designing sheet metal products, this role is ideal for you.

Learn more about The Shyft Group and Royal Truck Body/DuraMag through our Employee Testimonials, Our Story, YouTube channel, LinkedIn page, Commitment to Sustainability, and the Royal Truck Body and Duramag websites.

  • Providing accurate, timely, and cost-effective engineering solutions for our customers
  • Translating customer requirements into engineering specifications through calculations and layouts
  • Collaborating with analysis resources to generate knowledge to make informed decisions
  • Driving the engineering change management process, including creating ECRs, managing ECR approval process, and issuing ECNs with effective dates and material disposition
  • Overseeing product attributes including Quality (function of components/systems under conditions of customer usage), Manufacturability (cutting, bending, welding, fixturing), Assemble ability (fit of interfacing components, assembly tool access), and Product cost (material choice, prescribed manufacturing processes)
  • Creating solid models and drawings to achieve defined product attributes
  • Managing Engineering Bill of Materials
  • Defining and executing validation plans to assure product quality
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the financial performance of projects through product cost optimization
  • Designing manufacturing aids, fixtures, and tooling
  • Benchmarking competitive products to compare product attributes
  • Supporting the NPI (New Product Introduction) process
  • Creating and maintaining engineering specifications with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Collaborating with Operations in the development of standard work for production associates
  • Ensuring your projects are delivered in line with expectations for cost, quality, and timing
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology
    • 5+ years of experience in the design and development of on-highway, heavy truck, specialty, or automotive vehicles
    • Expert proficiency in Solidworks design software
    • A solid track record of designing and manufacturing sheet metal products, including tolerance design and ANSI-Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
    • Manufacturing experience including a deep understanding of manufacturing tools and processes such as laser cutting, press brakes and mig welding
    • Skilled in Microsoft Office
    • Demonstrated project delivery from concept through production
    • Willing to travel up to 25% domestically to other Shyft facilities
      What Makes You Stand Out
      • Bachelor's or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace
      • Familiarity with SolidWorks Analysis software
      • Expertise with AIAG Advanced Product Quality Planning (DFMEA, DVP, Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plan)
      • Knowledge of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
        Why The Shyft Group?
        \n We believe that when our people thrive personally and\n professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering\n comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a\n work/life balance.\n
        \n \n \n \n \n Stay Healthy:\n \n \n Financial Security: \n \n \n Work/Life Balance:\n \n \n \n Medical and Rx Plan
        Health Savings Account
        Dental and Vision Plan
        Healthcare Flexible Spending
        Wellness Plan\n 401 (k) Retirement Savings
        Short and Long Term Disability
        Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance
        Voluntary Term Life Insurance\n Educational Reimbursement
        Employee Assistance Program
        Dependent Care FSA \n \n \n \n
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        \n Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)\n
        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
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Keywords: The Shyft Group, Canton , Senior Design Engineer, Other , Canton, Michigan

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