Ground Effects

Design Engineer

Design Engineer

 (Job #DEWEB)


Responsible to ensure that all new designs follow a planned and structured approach which meets or exceeds internal guidelines of advanced product quality planning (APQP) manual. Create and administer Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and provide input into the creation of Control Plans and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA). Participate in design review/APQP meetings during all product launches to ensure objectives and deadlines are being met. Provide documentation for design review meetings. Set up product bill of materials (BOM) builds and processes. Provide plant and production with sign off print package. Manage and control design projects that result in a high quality and reliable product. Assist with the management and control of resources relating to design (outside services e.g. mold and model makers) while ensuring that deadlines are met. Manage and control print revisions and distribution. When and where required, provide input into continuous improvement meetings and maintain productive relationships with other departments. Liaise with customers and suppliers in matters relating to design of new product including design changes. Provide input to the development of short and long term Research and Development and strategic plans. Ensure all projects within the Engineering Department are completed in manner which meets objectives and timelines.

  • Requires Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or educational equivalent. Six months of experience in the position offered, or in a similar position such as Design Release Engineer. Experience must include Unigraphics/Nx, Teamcenter Class A capabilities and APQP process. Requires DFSS Black Belt certification.
  • Work location: Warren, MI
  • Travel: 10% of time, includes international
  • This position is subject to the Employee Referral Program.


Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements with cover letter including reference code job number to (no phone calls please): Ground Effects, LLC, 15200 Commerce Drive N, Dearborn, MI 48120 Attn: P. Taylor, HR, Job #DEWEB.


Products & Services

Ground Effects has dedicated itself since its inception in 1986 and has evolved into a multi-faceted supplier of quality interior and exterior accessory components for the automotive industry and more. Click for more information


Our foundation capabilities include:
  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Automated Assembly
  • Specialized Surface Coatings
  • Mass Vehicle Customization
We pride ourselves in our in-house services for CAD/CAM Product Design and Development, Machining, Milling, Bending, and Robotic Plasma Cutting and Welding. Click for more information

Make-A-Wish 15th Anniversary Bar-B-Q Celebrations

Friday, September 27, 2019
12PM - 2PM
4505 Rhodes Drive
East side of Building (between 4505 & 4515)
Rain or Shine! if it rains, we will be indoors at 4515 Rhodes Drive.

For a minimum donation fo $7, you will enjoy
barbequed burger OR a sausage, a bag of chips and a beverage. Veggie option available.

For more information, please download our flyer.