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Design Engineer (Automotive Structures)

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada

Posted: June 1st, 2021

Posting Date: June 1, 2021

Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada, Multimatic Technical Centre (MTC) is part of Multimatic’s Engineering Group. MTC provides advanced design, simulation, testing and prototyping services to Multimatic’s production divisions and to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), niche vehicle manufacturers, motorsports organizations, military equipment contractors and consumer products companies.

MTC houses key engineering, testing and development capabilities under one roof, enabling rapid turnaround and tight integration between departments (vehicle systems engineering, production engineering, predictive methods, product testing and validation, composites, fabrication and prototyping). Additional specialized services utilize MTC’s full-vehicle multi-post test rig, and a proprietary vehicle dynamics simulator. These services are further enhanced by the capabilities of a fully-equipped motorsports department.

The Structures and Suspension Design Department at MTC develops high volume automotive component designs, and also provides engineering support for build-to-print OEM designs that are then manufactured by Multimatic’s various manufacturing facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. Typical structures products that are developed by the department include bumpers, rockers, and instrument panel substrates. Typical suspension products include control arms, stabilizer links, and ball joints. The department is also responsible for Multimatic’s R&D initiatives targeting innovation of automotive structures and suspension technology.

The continued growth of the Structures Group has resulted in the need for additional Design Engineers.

 Facility Address:

85 Valleywood Drive
Markham, Ontario
L3R 5E5



Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop designs and provide engineering support for OEM designs for high-volume automotive applications that are robust, lightweight, and cost effective. This will involve:

  • generating innovative design concepts
  • supporting and contributing to design for manufacturing reviews, as well as technical sales reviews
  • creating, revising, and reviewing GD&T drawings of components and assemblies (in both NX and CATIA
  • analyzing the impact of component level and upstream process tolerances on the final product
  • detailed 3D CAD modelling and packaging within the vehicle environment (in both NX and CATIA)
  • managing engineering data, including internal and external drawings, 3D CAD files, DFMEA documents, etc.
  • initiating and managing drawing release processes
  • defining and coordinating CAE activities with MTC’s Predictive Methods Department
  • iterative design development to meet all performance requirements including material selection
  • initiating design verification testing and creating and maintaining DVP&R’s
  • generating DFMEA’s and Component Technical Specifications as required

Throughout the development process the Design Engineer will have to work closely with other departments at MTC (Analysis, Prototype, Testing, etc.), Multimatic’s manufacturing division(s), suppliers, and the OEM.

Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a college or university degree in a relevant engineering discipline (mechanical, mechatronics, or automotive engineering). Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • 3D modelling in CAD software (NX and CATIA are preferred)
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of high volume manufacturing methods; welding, stamping, extrusions, forging, casting, injection molding, cold-forming, machining, etc.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with all levels of employees/stakeholders: customers, suppliers, engineers, etc...
  • Organizational skills and ability to independently manage workload
  • Ability to thrive in a face-paced, team environment, able to adapt to find solutions and meet deadlines as design challenges arise
  • High-level interest in automotive engineering 

Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • Vehicle body structures design, especially safety-related structures
  • Design for welding (GMAW, RSW, projection & laser)
  • Knowledge of check fixture concepts
  • Composite materials design & processing methods
  • Mixed-material joining and bonding
  • Knowledge of metals failure mode analysis and fractography
  • Research & Development and Innovation in the area of Automotive Design


If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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