Ball Joint Development Engineer (Automotive Structures & Suspension) - 1 year Contract
Location: Multimatic Engineering, Novi, Michigan, United States
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's main facility is located in Markham, Ontario, Canada; we also have a small Engineering presence in our Novi, Michigan facility.
The Structures and Suspension Design Department at MTC develops high volume automotive component 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, ball joints, and dampers. 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 and Suspension Group has resulted in the need for additional Design Engineers with specific ball joint design experience. While ideally this position will be based out of our Markham office, we welcome applications for an experienced ball joint design engineer who can be based out of our Novi office to help train and support our Markham design team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop innovative ball joint designs for high-volume automotive applications that are high performance, robust, and cost effective. This will involve:
Throughout the development process the Ball Joint Technical Specialist 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:
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of automotive suspension ball joints and a college or university degree in a relevant engineering discipline (mechanical, mechatronics, or automotive engineering). Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Experience with the design and manufacture of automotive suspension ball joints
Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered an asset: