Design Engineer I

Engineering Marysville, Ohio


Basic Purpose

  • To improve SEWS group capabilities for new model development, which requires ability to control project quality, cost, design, and delivery
  • To develop future Electronics and Electrical Distribution System (E&EDS) products and to improve current product design to maintain position as primary development partner for Honda/HRA-O
  • Communicate with parent company in Japan, internally with SEWS groups, and Honda as needed (Japanese speaking and writing skills required)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create and review overall project plan to achieve customers' needs and company strategy for new model development
  • Control and manage products in quality, cost, design, and delivery areas to achieve targets
  • Communicate and coordinate between customers and internal design section for development activities. Overtime may be needed for meetings with Japan to discuss customer requests
  • Create high-quality drawings for E&EDS circuit diagrams, components, and assemblies using CATIA V5
  • Analyze specification requirements to determine the feasibility of the E&EDS product, applying engineering principles in product development
  • Coordinate and support customer and internal design review activities
  • Work with other design engineers to review and establish alternatives and countermeasures against design review results
  • Support new business competition through engineering of new technology, new products, and other value-added proposals (presentation skills required)
  • Interface with customers on all technical aspects of E&EDS future trends
  • Create countermeasures for field concerns and VA/VE investigation
  • Support product maturation activities - domestic and international travel may be needed for visiting suppliers

Minimum Position Specifications
  • BS Degree in Engineering required (BSEE, BSME preferred)
  • Japanese bilingual required (speaking/writing)
  • Experience in automotive and E&EDS-related product development and design preferred
  • Team-oriented/strong communication skills and self-motivation for challenging tasks required
  • CATIA and other CAD system experience preferred
  • 1-5 years of progressive engineering experience

About Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. (SEWS) is part of the Sumitomo family of companies, a 400 year old brand with a reputation for quality and reliability.  With the support of facilities throughout North America, SEWS has been delivering innovative solutions to automakers for over 25 years, and is a leading supplier of electrical distribution systems, components and electronics.  SEWS is committed to technical development worldwide and with a global network of resources, is able to deliver a truly competitive advantage to each of our customers.  Our associates are what drive Sumitomo’s continued growth, which is why we proudly offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, 401(k) with match, tuition benefits, paid holidays and vacation.

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About the Sumitomo Electric Group

Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables.  With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials.  We are a Fortune global 500 company

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