Automotive Engineer - Passenger Light Truck Tire - Original Equipment

Your tasks

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  • Ensure the business (tires and affiliated products) in accordance with the strategy of the Business Area Original Equipment Tires 
  • Develop a strategy in alignment with the account management for a long-term sustainable business to achieve best profits 
  • Act as technical liaison between OE customer and the Continental team
  • Secure the timely achievement of all technical approvals in strong collaboration with OEMs R&D facility 

Tire Development and release responsibilities:

a. Manage tire development projects for OE customers.
b. Act as a technical liaison between OE customers and tire Product Development Team (PDT).
c. Support design strategy development for running and future OE tire development projects. Develop and execute submission strategies jointly with Tire Development Engineer, Subjective Handling Driver, Technical Account Manager and KAM.
d. Plan, organize, support, and attend joint tests with customers at different stages of OE tire development projects.
e. Manage prototype/sample tire orders of OE customers.
f. Manage OE customer specific requirements (i.e. tire performance, tire testing, testing correlation, tire quality, program specific requirements, tire marking requirements, tire shipping requirements…etc.), ensure all relevant requirements are incorporated in project scope, project deliverables.
g. Support GTT in developing OE customer specific test methods when needed.
h. Support/lead PPAP approval process for the assigned projects. Plan/coordinate/execute all internal/external release/approval tests, and administrative activities to get PPAP approval and release an OE tire for assigned customers for mass production. Prepare and collect all required documents/drawings to get OE engineering sign-off and support PSW sign-off. Submit all documents to Technical Account Manager, AQM and/or KAM for review and approval.
i. Plan/coordinate/execute the activities with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure flawless launch of OE tires.

Business Support:

a. Support account activities in preparation for technical reviews for running and future OE tire development projects.
b. Build/utilize trust based effective, mutual value creation focused relationships with key decision makers at OE customers.
c. Support RFQ and 5 Year Plan activities as required by KAM/Technical Account Manager.
d. Collect marketing intelligence (competitor/customer/market) to support account management to align account activities with OE customers’ needs to sustain and grow the business in line with OE PLT Business Area strategy for the region/customers.
e. Support KAM/Technical Account Manager in management of R&D budget by minimizing/avoiding non-value adding tasks, and by continuous implementation of cost efficient best practices and lessons learned across all running functions/activities.
f. Take additional responsibilities as required by KAM or Technical Account Manager based on changing account activities, changing business/customer requirements, changing market conditions and new organizational needs.
g. Support KAM in developing and executing technical strategies to position Continental in a competitive position for current and future business opportunities.
h. Develop account specific activities (i.e. regular/special meetings with customers, tech shows, driving events, technology presentations, advance development projects, Continental facility visits…etc.) to continuously improve OE customer’s perception of Continental’s technical competency, execution effectiveness, execution efficiency, and execution quality.

Quality:

a. Maintain internal and external quality management and create CAT entries in complaint handling tools/databases/portals.
b. Share lessons learned with cross-functional team members to prevent repeat quality issues.
c. Support account/regional quality manager(s) and Technical Account Manager as required.
d. Monitor customer satisfaction and quality status through customer released data, report status to account management on a regular basis, lead/support action plans to close identified gaps.
e. Support conformity of production testing activities for accounts responsible for, evaluate and report results to account management.
f. Monitor end of line test data (i.e. tire uniformity, tire balance, tire visuals) work with plant and central quality teams for continuous improvement.
g. Collect warranty performance data of the tires responsible for. Review the status with customers and account management regularly.
h. Support account activities to ensure successful customer audits/visits of Continental facilities. Organize, support, and accompany plant audits in cooperation with plant quality manager and account/region quality manager(s). Track and Follow up of Action Plans; Submission of Self Assessment surveys to Customer
Support/perform the site assessment of external warehouses and 3rd party tire and wheel assemblies as required.
i. Support plant quality and central quality organizations to keep customer specific (e.g. BIQS, Q1, VQE…etc.) certifications current.
j. Sharing joint responsibility for account activities in meeting IATF 16949 with PDT group leader, TAM and KAM.
k. Support APQP process, Coordinate and Submit PPAP Documentation with Customer, Launch Management Coordinator.
l. Support FMEA, 8D, Control Plan, GT POMS documents related activities as a team member.
m. Provide Customer Documentation to Continental Organization.
n. Translate CSR into Internal Specifications (PoMS), translate PSR into Internal Specifications (PoMS)
o. Key User of relevant customer portal /IT tools 

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Your profile

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years professional experience
  • 1+ year of experience in tire or chassis development, tire or chassis testing and/or automotive engineering 
  • Project management skills and experience in leading projects (preferably with an international focus)
  • International work experience and/or work experience in an intercultural environment for several years 
  • English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Continental is able to pay relocation expenses for domestic candidates only
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas now or in the future for this job opening.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of experience in tire or chassis development, tire or chassis testing and/or automotive engineering 

 

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EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to Careers@conti-na.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.

 

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.

With its premium portfolio in the car, truck, bus, two-wheel and specialty tire segment, the Tires group sector stands for innovative solutions in tire technology. Intelligent products and services related to tires and the promotion of sustainability complete the product portfolio. For specialist dealers and fleet management, Tires offers digital tire monitoring and tire management systems, in addition to other services, with the aim of keeping fleets mobile and increasing their efficiency. With its tires, Continental makes a significant contribution to safe, efficient and environmentally friendly mobility. 

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