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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    We are a dynamic industrial holding company dedicated to investing in, growing and starting businesses. Founded in 1993, we leverage great people and great technology to grow our scalable early stage, high growth, and mid-sized businesses. Along the way, we have expanded globally into diverse industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology, b...
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    Current Product Engineer-Chassis


    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Equivalent
    • 3-5 Years of engineering experience
    • A thorough working knowledge of 3D-CAD systems preferably Unigraphics.
    • PDM systems preferably Siemens Teamcenter preferred
    •  Willing to relocate to the USA
    • Willing to travel overseas for variable periods
    • South African Citizenship

    Job Description:

    • Product development direction and support from project initiation to regular production for the Chassis and Chassis systems.
    • Product sustainment and improvement throughout the product life cycle in support of the Autocar brand, product strategy & objectives and customer experience. 
    • Ongoing hands-on production line support, including troubleshooting and resolution of engineering-related assembly and other issues in support of on-time delivery to customers.
    • Liaison between customers, suppliers, production, process engineering-, and development teams by applying product and process expertise to support regular production and implementation of new systems. 
    • Responsible for all engineering liaison, validation, and testing activities


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide design direction, including technical specifications and requirements, to on- and offshore engineering resources for the Chassis and Chassis systems (subject systems) for heavy/severe duty trucks following best engineering practices.
    • Contribute to product improvements, new features or options development and product portfolio growth initiatives for subject systems throughout the product lifecycle.
    • Support product planning initiatives.
    • Keep abreast of and advise the engineering team on industry trends & new technologies related to the Chassis and Chassis systems.
    • Manage 3rd party providers such as suppliers and development teams/consultants as it relates to the subject systems’ design, development, and ongoing product support & improvements.
    • Lead and/or support project status reviews, design reviews, design analysis activities such as DFMEA’s, product integrity initiatives and production readiness reviews.
    • Create, maintain, and file design intent & history documentation including testing and validation.
    • Engage & align with engineering peers across vehicle systems and other platforms in the interest of interface control and commonality.
    • Identify opportunities and support continuous improvement to promote engineering quality during the product development & release management process.
    • Provide day-to-day support of cross-functional teams such as Sales, Service, Warranty, Parts, Purchasing, Materials, Productivity Engineering and Program Management to align goals and expectations.
    • Perform and or support online and offline validation and testing of new designs and provide feedback to the design team.
    • Provide hands-on engineering support to resolve day-to-day assembly line issues.
    • Ensure deviations and substitutions are implemented as required.
    • Support the Product Integrity Team with issue resolution.
    • Interact with customers as required, including product support at customer locations.
    • Provide engineering support relating to compliance and regulatory matters, including participating in industry standards forums/events if required.


    • Strong analytical and technical skills to understand business practices.
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent in task management
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Good Written and Verbal Communication (English)
    • Computer literacy with advanced Microsoft Excel skills

    Method of Application

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