Product Development Engineer
Launched all row seats on Ford F150 2021 at Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP) and Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP)
Designed and published a feature specification for a sensor and electrical architecture across Body control module and Powertrain control module on 20% work surface.
Launched Seat Components for Ford Expedition (MY18) and Lincoln Navigator (MY18).
Best Employee Award for successfully leading a program towards critical milestone 10 days ahead of schedule.
Lead the VA/VE team as a design and release engineer by consolidating the Lincoln front seat back panel with Ford Trim wrapped back panel saving $4M across the line.
Recognized for the Launch of Ford Edge (MY19) and Lincoln Nautilus (MY19).
Employee Recognition for successfully working on New Generation Multi Contour Seat and sourcing it to a Tier 2 Supplier.
Lead the Design, development, testing and launch of 1st Row 20% Seats for Ford F150 2021.
Lead the development of seat commodities such as Trim, Foam, Seat Plastics, Lumbar/MCS and Seat Structures across the Global PD System Milestones and gateway reviews from Pre-PS to Launch.
Worked with Studio in Surface feasibility assessments and write Engineering Surface Change Request (ESCR) with proposed 2D Sketches in CAD.
Worked with cross-functional teams such as Finance, Purchasing, GVT and Navigating through Change Management Forum for program chief approvals.
Responsible for developing product delivery and tool kickoff timelines, leading technical design reviews and providing inputs to CAD Engineers.
Developed DFMEA and Control Plan through SCCAF for individual components and complete seat system.
Lead the Electrical Module and Wire Harness team for optimal wire routing, CAN communications between Body Control Module and Various Modules such as PCM/TCM and IPC.
Worked with JIT and Directed Tier 1 suppliers to resolve any manufacturing or process feasibility issues.
Achieved craftsmanship and Fit to Nominal Targets with design changes and conceptual prove out.
Created/Drafted Design Verification (DV) plan and Compliance Demonstration plan for Seat Certification Testing Such as FMVSS 202A/ECE 17, FMVSS 201 and FMVSS 207/210
Manage product conformance testing- EFDVS, Design validation, product validation at PEC and FEC.
Released and managed the BOM through WERS and maintained a matrix for specific part levels to track design changes using AVBOM.
Develop and Signoff on the part drawings applying GD&T principles in Team Center.
Drive issue resolutions via AIMS and track the root cause analysis using 5D and Fishbone diagrams for any potential design failures.
Worked with comfort team to meet the comfort DNA along with required backset for whiplash and torso angle for perfect occupant positioning.
Lead Launch Readiness and Pre-Production builds with necessary AAR, MCDCC and PPAP submission.
Track SREAs, raise Concerns CRs and Alerts and walkthrough the Change control for an Engineering/Design change.
Prepare cost estimates on acquisition, development and series projects by using BOM, Sketches, Verbal description and customer specification including engineering design analysis.
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