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Project Engineer - Mechanical

Company: KUKA North America
Location: clinton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Project Engineer reviews sketches/designs, and is responsible for system processes per assigned project.The objective is to design systems that perform effectively and are cost efficient. Must understand customer design and build specifications.

We are looking for a candidate with three to five years related experience in automotive manufacturing (GM experience required). This position is tooling-focused.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists the Project Manager in organizing and supervising/monitoring all engineering activities.
  • Schedule and facilitate a detailed equipment concept and proposal review meeting with team members from Advance Processing, Mechanical and Controls Engineering.
  • Create, review and track process deliverables. Schedule and facilitate internal reviews and customer reviews.
  • Review layouts and designs with Design Vendors/Engineering Department.Coordinate meetings with the design groups and representatives of any other departments, as the need arises.
  • Schedule and facilitate formal design review meetings between the customer's representatives and KUKA project team.
  • Support the Manufacturing kick off meeting and advise Manufacturing of any customer considerations, requests, and specifications.
  • Monitor the release of all drawings through the KUKA business system
  • Fields telephone calls from build suppliers and shop personnel regarding engineering and associated issues.
  • Ensures all As Built and Non- Conformances are updated on drawings as supplied by Build Supervisors and Site Supervisors.
  • Files and maintains all component information and drawings per assigned project.
  • Schedule and review FMEAs/ERGO's at rough sketch and forty percent design completion phases when required.
  • Ensures designs are cost effective.
  • Monitors and reports all engineering progress to the Project Manager.
  • Reviews Controls Line-ups to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Collects all information generated by an Engineering Change to determine project impact and support cost negotiations as required.
  • Understands and follows safety & environmental regulations and identifies safety/environmental concerns.
  • Adheres to the Quality System and participates in continuous improvement.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and/or three to five years related experience in specific business segment (BIW, Chassis/Glass, Special Welding, etc.); or equivalent combination of education and experience.Competence in controls engineering and mechanical design knowledge as it relates to the following:force analysis, standardization, processing, CAD, cause and effects, R&M, SPC and FMEA.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Working knowledge of the following Microsoft Office Suite applications:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint

Ability to review CAD models using the required software.


Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.The employee is occasionally required to walk.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Keywords: KUKA North America, Ann Arbor , Project Engineer - Mechanical, Other , clinton, Michigan

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