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Senior Product Engineer at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors in Hayward, California

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

As a Product Engineer you will apply
lean engineering principles to the entire product design cycle to develop
robust automotive interior trim products.  Products may include:
Instrument Panels, Floor Consoles, Door Panels, Overhead Consoles, or
Decorative Trim. 


and Responsibilities:

  • Understand, document,
    and design product for Automotive OEM requirements including:

  • Determine and document
    design requirements

  • Utilize DFMEA
    methodology to identify product functions and failure modes

  • Prepare calculations
    that verify compliance to functional targets

  • Develop design
    verification plans

  • Oversee the drawing
    schedule to ensure drawing and models are released on time

  • Apply knowledge of
    plastic part design and injection-molding to design
    concepts.  Lead design team in developing 3D CAD models and 2D

  • Work with suppliers to
    acquire part data, samples and quotes as necessary and own supplier
    relationship for engineering deliverables, including drawings, CAD models
    and appropriate analysis.

  • Apply Lean engineering
    tools to maximize efficiency and reduce waste.

  • Provide professional,
    clear, and concise technical support to both internal and external

  • Work effectively
    within a matrixed and team focused organization to proactively identify
    and address issues. 

  • Effectively negotiate
    tradeoffs between product performance, cost, and timing.

  • Work with the design
    team to deliver product designs, drawings, and related engineering
    deliverables on time and within budget

  • Apply existing design
    knowledge and capture new knowledge using A3’s and design sheets.

  • Identify and implement
    continuous product improvements

  • Apply Robust
    Engineering (Design for Six Sigma) principles in product design

  • Identify and address
    issue root cause using problem solving skills such as KT and 5-Why

  • Manage manufacturing
    plant interface to understand current production issues and how
    Engineering may lead or support closure.

  • Develop timelines to
    track and achieve Engineering deliverables. 

  • BSME and 5+ years
    experience in automotive interiors.

  • Instrument Panel and
    Cockpit and/or Floor Console design and development expertise.

  • Knowledge of plastic
    part design for injection molding.

  • Knowledge of Injection
    Mold Tooling (gates, parting lines, action, etc.) as it relates to part

  • Plastic resin and
    materials selection knowledge as related to Instrument Panels/Floor
    Consoles/Door Panels.

  • Dimensional management
    and tolerancing experience.  Ability to develop component and
    sub-assembly GD&T tolerancing and tolerance stack-up studies in
    support of manufacturing & craftsmanship goals.

  • Ability to communicate
    in a professional and respectful manner in a team
    environment.  Identify and address issues in a direct, “data
    driven” manner.

  • Ability to manage
    multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Self motivated and

  • Available as needed
    for domestic and international travel.