Neapco Holdings

Product Development Engineer

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Named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine and Crain’s Fast 50, Neapco designs, manufactures, and distributes OEM driveline products for automotive and non-automotive applications throughout the globe. To guarantee high-performance but competitively priced products, we combine low-cost sourcing of materials, innovative in-house design, efficient production, and quality assurance processes with high quality people.

Neapco is currently seeking to fill the full-time position of Product Development Engineer in our Farmington Hills Corporate Headquarters.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design & development of driveshaft systems and component designs that exceed customer expectations

  • Analyze customer vehicle requirements and translate them into robust designs

  • Manage the development plan for the responsible programs (DVPR, DFMEA, CAE, calcs). Document actions for future program evidence.

  • Organize and facilitate periodic design reviews.

  • Manage engineering changes for drawing and/or engineering BOM (Bill of Material) release

  • Review and approve all customer/internal drawings

  • Define & maintain program BOMs

  • Lead primary engineering interface activity with engineering peers at the customer, supply base, and across all functions

  • Support the PD and internal organizations gaining customer approval for product/process changes and trials

  • Provide PD support for manufacturing issues, new model launches and technical support on customer issues

  • Responsible for design definition and initiating procurement of required material to support prototype builds and validation within program timing constraints.

  • Initiate and manage all prototype activity for responsible program including post-test analysis, teardown and reports in support of development plans

  • Support root cause analysis activities related to warranty or quality returns, initiating 8D reporting as necessary.

  • Support robust APQP process with suppliers and customers including supplier PPAP review and sign off on design requirements.

  • Lead and support various cost reduction, R&D activity and other company initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (such as BSME)

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in the job-related area

  • High level of analytical ability

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently & effectively with others

  • High level of oral & written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Engineering (such as MSME)

  • Design & release experience with driveline, powertrain, or chassis systems

  • Familiarity with CAE tools, Six Sigma quality techniques, and powertrain NVH

  • Familiarity with TS-16949 and automotive PPAP requirements

    Neapco recognizes our team members are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, drug-free workplace, fostering respect and ethical treatment.

    Unlawful discrimination in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, or any similar protected status is strictly prohibited.

    In return for their expertise and shared commitment to our goals, we offer our team members competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.


Posted On: Thursday, 24th May 2018
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
World Headquarters
38900 Hills Tech Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48111
Education: 4 Year Degree

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