Product Design - Senior Designer 4

Altair Troy, MI
Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. (, this cross-functional organization is best known for its leadership in combining human and machine creativity to fuel innovation, automate processes, and develop new methods. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach, and utilizes proprietary simulation and optimization technologies to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Senior Designer 4

* These Senior Designer 4's will need to have 10+ years' experience in Interior Instrument Panels, Floor Console, or Mechanisms.

* NX Required

* Bachelor degree, or Associate degree with equivalent experience, or High School degree with equivalent experience

Required Soft Skills

* Team player (Very collaborative environment)

* Willing to mentor others

* Positive attitude

* Willingness to learn

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

* Design highly complex components and simple sub-systems

* Provide technical design leadership for a major sub-systems

* Mentor and coach other designers

* Ensure communication between sub-system groups

* Verify quality to design team output

* Lead design reviews

* Resolve technical design conflicts

* Assess buildability, manufacturability and integration with Lead Design Engineer and Design Managers

* Advise first line supervises of project status, timing, resource availability and capability

* Assist in establishing design completion dates

Required Skills/Experience

* Knowledge of Unigraphic software - Advanced level

* Familiarity with email communication tool (i.e., Yahoo, Lotus Notes)

* Strong interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally sharing ideas, designs and views

* Strong written and oral communication skills necessary to lead meetings and virtual events

* Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills with other engineers and designers

* Ability to work independently from other designers and engineers but with moderate direction from management

* Highly developed leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback to designers

* Strong organization, planning and data management skills

* Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles, part tolerancing and math data management skills

* Expertise in engineering/design commodity group

* Working knowledge in global safety standards and SAE guidelines

* Advanced ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using root cause analysis where problems are highly complex

* Ability to identify potential issues and propose corrective action

* Displays attributes of a critical thinker and leverages innovative design skills

* Position related experience in an Engineering or Design discipline

* Position specific experience as a Designer

* Area of expertise include Computer Aided Design (CAD) Required