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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

Company: AM General LLC


•Work with various Systems and Product Engineering groups, as necessary, to assist in completing tasks and projects on Budget and Schedule. 
•Assists in the design, development, test, and release of major vehicle components encompassing the incorporation of customer requirements and specifications.
• Interfaces with product design, prototype parts fabrication, vehicle build-up, test, ongoing development engineering and follow-up of initial and post production in the plant
•Develop vehicle architecture for U.S DoD ground system and commercial programs defining architecture specifications and performing analysis of electrical, electronic, data systems, and physical design
•Provide knowledge and expertise in developing system architecture with the user and sponsor of the vehicle system.
•Work closely with business development and program offices to establish relationships with the customer to define the product vision and technology roadmap.


•Supporting Systems Engineering and Product Engineering as needed in various roles.  This will range in scope from Product Engineering, Systems Engineering, development of system architectures, weight management, interfacing between Product Engineering and System Engineering Groups, RAM Engineering support
•Perform market requirements analysis to define product roadmaps and company product development initiatives
•Perform architecture analysis tracing requirements to derived system elements  (e.g., functional definition, subsystems, components, hardware, software, physical attributes, interfaces, etc.).
•Coordinate with all functional product disciplines to meet product architecture requirements
•Develop system product structure to support vehicle architecture design
•Develop vehicle interface specification and attributes to support subsystem design, component hardware and software, and assemblies
•Identify and lead product review cycles, phase gate reviews, approval of technical work products, and delivery of customer products
•Define requirements for life-cycle design reviews mapping contract Statement of Work (SOW), review entrance and exit criteria, etc.
•Define work product checklists
•Lead trade studies and analysis activities for system architecture and identify support required for product commonality, technology maturity, production readiness, environment, health, safety, human factors, Design for Reliability (DFR), etc.
•Define test criteria for requirements verification and validation
•Work with Systems Requirements Lead in the development of the system requirements, traceability, and allocation to functional elements, physical elements, and system performance specifications
•Work with Systems Test and Evaluation Lead in the development of system test plans and procedures, systems laboratory testing, and support system qualification in field
•Define plans and requirements for activities to support implementation, integration and production readiness
•Coordinate and implement plan(s) to support system and product build activities
•Provide status of system activities, metrics, and issues to support system and product needs
•Assists in establishing design parameters to achieve most cost-effective approach consistent with the end item of specifications, performance and reliability objectives.
•Ensures that products meet Federal, State, and local regulations as well as international homologation requirements for such items as safety and emission standards.
•Establishes designs through calculations, analysis and various design verification techniques.
•Approves releasing engineering designs at prototype, test, development and production phases of a program.
•Determines test requirements.  Oversees or may assist in set-up/monitoring of a testing program.  Analyzes, evaluates and reports test results to determine acceptability or needed modifications in meeting specifications.
•Maintains contact with vendors and subcontractors to keep abreast of new materials, products, sources, pricing and leadtime requirements.  Solicit vendor knowledge and participation in product standardization and cost reduction.
•Provides information and direction to facilitate building of prototype vehicles.  Revises design package based on feedback from prototype activities.
•Provides engineering analysis of field problems and, as required, makes recommendations for, and implements, corrective action.
•Assists the manufacturing group during production startup and resolves engineering changes for effective production runs


•BSME/BSET and 2 to 10 years experience, or related field experience plus 2-5 years experience on total vehicle or component design
•U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien Status required
•Knowledge of a variety of vehicle sub-systems
•Knowledge of DoD contract requirements and specifications for ground vehicles perferred
•Knowledge of vehicle system architecture (i.e., functional, physical, data, environment, Environmental Safety Occupational Health, perferred
•Experience in Risk Management best practices perferred
•Experience in development of DFMEA perferred
•Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills
•Proven attention to detail
•Strong interpersonal skills to drive actions necessary to accomplish assigned tasks
•Customer focused
•Fluent in English
•Ability to work independently


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 

  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move objects up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routine uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers/scanning, fax machines, and file cabinets.


Travel is at 10%

Our Commitment to You

AM General is committed to providing a work environment that fosters inclusion and acceptance and that is free of discrimination.  We believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees’ ideas and decisions help us all flourish.  AM General is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (EOE) without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  

We encourage all candidates to review our job responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any position that matches the candidate’s skillsets.   The company is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: (574) 237-6222 or


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