Associate Product Engineer

IMMI Vehicle Improvement Products, Inc.

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Westfield, IN

Job Description

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Job Overview:

IMMI is seeking an Associate Product Engineer to join our Engineering Team. In this role, the Associate Product Engineer will assist in creating design solutions that a feasible, economic and suitable for available manufacturing capabilities. The role will coordinate all the seat build and testing throughout the product development and engage with customers.

IMMI® is the trusted, global leader of safety solutions, helping to protect millions of lives every day. For almost sixty years, IMMI has led the way in developing, designing, testing and manufacturing innovative safety restraints and systems. IMMI’s safety products are found worldwide on car seats, heavy trucks, school buses, recreational/off road, military, fire/EMS, motor coach, and construction vehicles. Privately owned, headquartered in Westfield, Indiana and operating eight additional global facilities, IMMI is also home to IMMI VIP steering wheels and CAPE®, the world’s leading state-of-the-art testing facility.


  • Assists in creating design solutions that are feasible, economical & suitable for available manufacturing capabilities
  • Support design and development to ensure products meet best weight vs cost balance
  • Coordinates all the seat build & testing throughout the product development
  • Engages with cross functional team to review, revise & communicate designs effectively
  • Engages in technical reviews and exhibits attitude on driving things forward
  • Engages with customers to understand needs and compile them into requirements document
  • Maintains/updates configurations and BOMs throughout the development process
  • Utilize Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools as appropriate during design, validation, and launch of the product(s)
  • Responsible for technical documentation to include Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEAs), Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&Rs), Engineering Bill of Materials (EBOM)
  • Work with purchasing and supplier quality teams to ensure parts are sourced correctly and meet required quality levels; assist in Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams such as Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, Operations, etc. to ensure seating system manufacturing and assembly feasibility and serviceability
  • Other roles and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • GPA of 3.5 or above is preferred. Demonstrate academic achievements in terms of understanding engineering design, hand calculations & involved principles
  • 2+ years of experience in mechanical/structural design with focus on sheet metal & stamped component design – understands sheet metal manufacturing processes & designing in context
  • Product knowledge/experience in seat design for structure, foam etc. will be a plus
  • Working Experience in SOLIDWORKS – Good solid (part) design, assembly design, surfacing & drawings/annotations experience is required
  • Experience in 2D drawing creation & release along with BOM management and release is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers, suppliers, and cross functional teams
  • Knowledge of GD&T, DFMEA, DVP, APQP, QFD and other engineering tools will be a plus
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes, DFA-DFM
  • Ability to travel up to 25% within and/or outside of the U.S. to various unanticipated project sites based on project needs


  • Healthcare, vision, dental options
  • Company paid Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance
  • On-site health clinic and gym
  • Ten (10) paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k
  • Two (2) IMMI Serves volunteer days per year.