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Suspension Damper Product Engineer

Location: Multimatic Product Services, Southfield, Michigan, United States

Posted: August 27th, 2018

Multimatic is a privately held, global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. The company’s success has been fueled by its ability to attract and motivate a team of highly skilled and passionate individuals who want to make a difference.

With expanding facilities around the world, including in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Japan and China, there is always room in Multimatic’s growing team for people who share a dedication to technical excellence, quality and enthusiasm.

Multimatic Product Services (MPS) specializes in providing product engineering and account management support internally to the business units and externally to the customer base. Giving employees the opportunity to work with the most sophisticated technologies, manufacturing operations and automotive customers in the global market.

Position Overview:

Multimatic Product Services is seeking a highly motivated individual to be a Suspension Damper Product Engineer. They will report to the Suspension Product Line Director and be responsible for enhancing and growing the company’s product portfolio with a primary focus on vehicle ride and handling improvements directly related to suspension damper development.


Multimatic Product Services
26475 American Drive
Southfield, MI 78034

Key Responsibilities:

The Suspension Damper Product Engineer will be responsible for generating internal engineering reports including sales correspondence, meeting summaries and outlining issues and presenting them at platform meetings.  Significant amount of time will be spent attending customer meetings and acting as a customer liaison dealing with OEM customers and representing the manufacturing division. The ability to meet customer objectives and to identify risks and opportunities will be strong assets to have in this role. Previous exposure to program management, identifying, tracking and developing resolution for open issues, managing engineering changes and proposals, initiating RFQ's and resolving manufacturing issues will be necessary. 

  • Maintaining an exchange of engineering information within and between the company and its OEM customers
  • Fostering healthy working relationships with the company’s customers via reliable local presence
  • Support of external customer design and release engineers in their responsibilities
  • Support of internal Technical Service Managers and Product Engineers
  • Program management including, but not limited to, testing, design release
  • Travel for customer ride and handling vehicle development and drive events
  • Develop, support and deliver design proposal and change presentations to customer
  • Support development of and present DVP&R’s, FMEA's, drawings and design sign-off
  • Support customer prototype builds
  • Coordinate customer part returns, inspection/analysis and response for new product development and production warranty


  • College or university graduate with Bachelors Engineering Degree
  • Preferred 5-10 years of automotive experience in product design and development
  • 5 years minimum experience in dampers preferred, suspension at a minimum
  • Understanding of GD&T principles and relationship to various manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of customer products and business practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust customer relations
  • Strong familiarity with MS Office applications
  • Valid documentation for international travel is required


  • Preferred OEM or Tier 1 experience
  • Familiarity with one or more OEM design processes and systems
  • Previous program management, testing, design release experience
  • Experience with high volume damper designs and manufacturing processes beneficial
  • Knowledge of advance damping systems, including, but not limited to:
    • Integration of sensors and programming
    • Position sensitive damping
    • Electronic and adaptive systems
    • Fluid management, hydraulic valving
  • Experience with pursuit of new business opportunities within the damper and vehicle market
  • Vehicle ride and handling background valuable


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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