Senior Applications Engineer (Direct Hire)


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Located in New Boston, MI

Salary: $80,000-$95,000/year DOE

A leading designer and supplier of hydraulic brake hose systems is hiring an experienced Applications Engineer in their New Boston location. Established in 1989, this dynamic supplier offers a range of safety solutions for front and rear braking systems and has established relationships with leading automotive OEMs across the world.


General responsibilities and job functions:

  • Support Continuous Improvement program to increase productivity through implementation of one-piece-flow production and Kaizen techniques
  • Daily interface with customers to improve profits through change management, design leadership and creativity
  • Interfaces with customer engineering to establish customer inputs to DFMEA at Validation Plans
  • Assists internal departments as needed to establish internal inputs to APQP processes
  • Supports APQP processes for on-time delivery of activities, ensuring “flawless launch” of new product.
  • Lead customer routing studies, and provide design solutions for new applications
  • Responsible for understanding customer needs for future applications and providing direction and guidance for innovation projects within the company.
  • Benchmark competitive product and use VA/VE techniques to achieve “best in class” designs and routings
  • Interface with global counterparts to facilitate a global engineering environment.
  • Manage customer prototype builds and shipments
  • Create and facilitate internal and external technical reviews
  • Input design and validation requirements for new business RFQ’s and design changes
  • Assist sales staff with technical aspects for presentations and business proposals
  • Lead Tech Reviews for new programs at customer location
  • Achieve program and departmental budget targets
  • Lead internal CAD activities to support 3D and motion packages for releasing into customer’s database
  • Ability to function effectively in an automotive industry paced, lean, entrepreneurial team



  • This is an in-office position; work from home is not available at this time.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in automotive industry at tier-1 supplier
  • Minimum 4 years engineering degree with emphasis in Automotive
  • Willingness to achieve minimum Green Belt Certifications in Lean Systems and Six Sigma
  • Ability to operate at least one primary CAD application NX or CATIA
  • Customer interface experience and solid presentation skills
  • Demonstrated launch management skills
  • Demonstrated history of preparing technical proposals
  • Ability to work independently with periodic direction
  • Solid understanding of APQP
  • Experienced computer skills including MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a passport/visa for travel abroad.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum Green belt certification in Lean Systems and Six Sigma
  • Working level understanding in CATIA, NX and FEA-Based simulation software
  • Hydraulic brake hose or brake system experience


This is a direct hire opportunity offering a competitive compensation and benefit’s package including:

  • Salary based upon experience and qualifications. Salaried employees paid once a month
  • $550 per month ($6,600 per year) for car and phone allowance
  • $0.40/mile mileage reimbursement for any business travel required
  • Insurance: BCBS of MI Health, Dental, and Vison Insurance
  • Flexible spending offered pre-tax with $500.00 roll over
  • Employer paid short term disability, employee assistance program, and basic life insurance (1.5x salary) 
  • Employee paid Voluntary long-term disability, Voluntary Term Life insurance for employee and dependents 
  • 401k Saving Plan – Employer will match up to 4% of salary 
  • 3 weeks paid vacation, annually
  • 9 Paid Holidays


This is a permanent, direct hire opportunity within a growing organization! If you’re qualified and interested in learning more, please apply for immediate consideration.

Express Office: Rochester Hills
811 E South Boulevard
Suite 210
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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