Engineering Intern - Design Engineer

Adient 3.3 – Plymouth, MI

Job Description

*This position is being created to address potential future business needs. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Design or Mechanical Engineering degree. If an open position becomes available and the applicant is qualified, the applicant will be notified by Adient’s Talent Acquisition Team.*
Overview:
•An engineer in product design with good communication skills to work on vehicle complete seat systems. The engineer will provide technical customer interface for the program and/or product and must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and deliver engineering program requirements.
•Responsibilities include: executing robust designs, manufacturing feasibility, high quality on drawing releases, prototype parts and production parts.
•Unique Challenges include: Balancing multiple requirements from differing internal functional groups, Subject matter Experts and the customer to find optimized technical solutions to meet objectives such: as costs, performance , timing and launch.
Core Responsibilities:
• Help solve design issues by utilizing the Basic Engineering Process (BEP) process and his knowledge of lean engineering. Complete A3's which were presented in weekly and executive design reviews for these issues.
• Help prepare documentation and gather data for engineering xSO signoff. Exposure to the product development process and interact with Subject Matter Technical Experts (SMTEs) throughout the assignment.
• Support issue resolution and on-time execution for DV & PV testing phases by coordinating test timing, seat builds, and teardowns. This exposure allows for acquisition of knowledge in seat regulations, strength, durability, and tactical planning.
• Support customer and DV/PV test builds here in Plymouth. Exposure to Design For Assembly and Manufacturing (DFAM) principles. Gain understanding of the interaction between design and manufacturing in product development and key cost drivers.
• Acquire knowledge in Design for Cost to evaluate various engineering design changes in CAD while at the same time understanding the cost impact of those changes. This enables the team to assess the impact of changes in the ideation phase while still understanding a high level cost impact of those changes.

Basic Qualifications:

•The engineer needs to have good analytical skills and work effectively with customers / suppliers and the development team.
• CAD experience CATIA or Unigraphics an added plus.
•Working towards a 4 year B.S. degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering
•Previous internship or co-op experience in automotive related position an added plus

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
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      I worked at Adient full-time (More than 10 years)

      Pros

      Adient is a huge company with lots of growth potential for anyone looking for a long term career.

      Cons

      In huge companies you become a number on a spreadsheet. Just make sure your always giving your all or you will be the first given your walking papers.


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      I have been working at Adient full-time (More than a year)

      Pros

      Once you're hired, it's hard to get fired.

      Cons

      HR creates more problems than it solves, the union defends really awful employees better than those who actually do a good job, and there's no consistancy to your schedule or your work.


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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at Adient full-time (More than 10 years)

      Pros

      Adient is a Financially stable company

      Cons

      Upper level executive mgmt. is disconnected from daily operations.

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