North America Production Engineer


DENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. From automated driving to hybrid and electric vehicle components, we’re crafting the core technologies of modern mobility. We draw on the strengths of individual inventors who are joining together to become an unstoppable force for global good. With our North American headquarters located in Michigan, DENSO employs more than 24,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs more than 170,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, totaled US$48.1 billion.

NAPE Mission

  • Support DENSO Business Groups from regional perspective in Production Engineering
  • Develop world class, innovative production technologies that can help solve the North American region's manufacturing issues
  • Support the North American Head Count Reduction initiative by focusing on high value processes that have some difficulty in automating the existing process
  • Contribute to enhance the competitiveness in the field of manufacturing by strengthening PE capability

Essential Functions: Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Support identifying Headcount Reduction Activities at various DENSO North American facilities
  • Assume a lead role in creating Concept, Draft Specification and Draft Quotation-(from machine supplier) for Headcount Reduction projects
  • Create prototypes to support "Proof of Concept" as needed
  • Create and maintain schedule for your respective projects
  • Negotiation to build consensus with Business Group Production Engineering and Production for agreement and consensus with project scope
  • Lead and/or support creating Final Specification, DR material, Procurement material as needed
  • Support other initiatives that promote solution of Regional Manufacturing Problems
  • Topics change each Fiscal Year, This year's pillars are 3D Bin Picking, AI Vision Inspection, and Logistics Automation –(AS/RS focus)

Core Requirements:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

  • 3 years in Experience in Production Engineering, Industrial Machine Design or related field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in creating automation concepts and specifications

  • Experience with AutoCAD or other 2D drafting software

  • Self-starter with ability to function in a fluid and flexible setting

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and manage time in a stressful environment

  • International and domestic travel as needed, usually <5%