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Product Engineer - Heavy Duty/Non-Road

Location: United States

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Product Engineer - Heavy Duty/Non-Road

Location: Novi, MI

Department: Product Management

Type: Full Time

Min Experience:  Entry to Mid-Level


NGK Automotive Ceramics USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of the leading ceramic technology company NGK Insulators, Ltd., located in Nagoya, Japan. NGK Automotive Ceramics USA, Inc. directly supports and supplies all major automobile and heavy duty diesel manufacturers with high-performance precision ceramic components for diesel and gasoline engine emission control systems.

NGK Automotive Ceramics, USA Inc. is seeking an Entry to Mid-Level Product Engineer - Heavy Duty/Non-Road at our Novi, MI facility. 

The Product Engineer will perform liaison function for product and technology areas, within the Heavy Duty/Non-Road team. The Product Engineer will have knowledge of the products to facilitate all aspects of goals, customer inquiries, communications, reporting, technical service, investigations and competitor research.



*Assist with the design, select and maintain critical information on products and technology.
*Maintaining quality and timeliness of answers to customer inquiries, problems and/or complaints.
*Perform liaison function on product and technology issues and obtain approval on strategy. Assist communication between NAU members and such group companies.
*Monitoring of competitor products and technologies.
*Produce timely issuance of technical service reports and the proper dissemination of information.
*Conferring with other members in the Business Management team, perform in-depth research for customer’s future technology requirement and develop proposals on appropriate products and technology.
*Work with NAU Lab to coordinate engine bench tests and lab facility testing as well as its analysis and simulation.
*Works with the Chief Technology Officer, Product Engineering Manager, Product Engineering Deputy Manager and VP.
*Assist in the development of NGK proposals including supporting technical data and prototypes samples.
*Participate in product and technical preparation and plan its introduction for evaluation throughout customer projects.
*Participate in investigation results of evaluated parts to meet customer’s desired goal.



Education/Training:              Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent, Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience:                           Recent graduate to 4 years with direct experience of powertrain/emissions engineering or similar position(s). Experience of mobile Heavy Duty on Non-Road industry is desirable.


*Excellent project management skills

*Effective oral and written communication skills

*Excellent inter-personal and presentation skills.

*High level of integrity and confidentiality.

*Ability to deliver and receive positive and negative feedback in a professional manner.

*Embrace a changing business environment.

*Accountable for individual goals as well as have the ability to work in a team environment.

*Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment.


Work Environment:         

Office and testing environment. Overtime may be required to meet program/project deadlines. Physically able to participate in presentations, and meetings. Domestic and International travel is required.

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