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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Product Engineer - Mechatronics


Novi, US, MI 48377

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Kongsberg Automotive's P&C Division is looking for Product Engineer located in Novi, USA to design and engineer our mechatronic shifter and cable systems. You will be an important player in a team that will develop our products from concept to design release and production implementation.  Our mechatronic systems are complex in nature and include the following types of components: plastic, metal, diecast, motors, gears, solenoids, cables, wire harnesses, PCBs, LED lighting, hall effect sensor, micro switches, and Class-A components (paint, chrome, MIC, IMD, boots synthetic and natural).


  • Responsible for the development, release and maintenance of performance requirements, CAD, drawings, BOM, design and APQP documentation.  
  • Performs tolerance analysis (limit & RSS stacks) to ensure product fit and function. 3DCS software experience beneficial.
  • Leads the analytical design simulation/validation of component and assemblies with CAE team. Including FEA, Kinematic, Lighting, Mold Flow, Thermal and Vibration analysis.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the product DFMEA amd specifications.
  • Collaborates with CAD designers to ensure the integrity of CAD and Drawings.
  • Ensure products meet design goals and objectives as define by customer specifications, internal specifications and government regulations.
  • Works diligently to maintain program timing, budgetary objectives and customer satisfaction.
  • Leads product technical meetings and design reviews with customers and internal teams.
  • Implements systematic problem-solving strategies and tools to root cause problems in all cycles of product development and productionization.
  • Collaborates with the electrical engineering teams to ensure the product meets system level performance requirements.
  • Establish working relationship with customers, suppliers, production facility staff and cross functional team members.
  • Assures that DFA/DFM & VAVE meetings are scheduled and designs are adapted to improve manufacturing, product reliability and/or cost.
  • Support the review of Customer SOR’s and Technical Specifications received during the new business RFQ process and provide input regarding the design and product to be offered.
  • Conceives and develops new products to increase Kongsberg competitiveness.



Educational and technical requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 
  • More than five years of experience designing electro-mechanical systems (Automotive experience preferred)
  • Understands the development process for automotive mechatronics products and has program experience designing and releasing such components and systems.
  • Experienced in CAD design software is desirable.
  • Advanced proficiency in applying and interpreting GD&T.
  • Knowledgeable in manufacturing and assembly processes (e.g. plastic injection molding, insert molding, machining, die casting, stamping, fasteners, heat stake) and the associated design DFA/DFM practices. 

Profile for Success:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be comfortable communicating with all levels within the Kongsberg and customer organizations.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently
  • Solution and result driven approach. 
  • Detail oriented with the ability organize, prioritize, and execute tasks to support project deliverables and milestones
  • Positive “can do” attitude in the face of challenge.

Application / Contact

If this description sounds interesting and like the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application. 


Kongsberg Automotive considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classifications protected by law. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at HR_Americas@ka-group.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  1823
Posting date::  Nov 6, 2021