Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of about EUR 1.0 billion and 10.000 employees in 18 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has 30 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, couplings and fluid assemblies, as well as driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Product Engineer

Main Objectives

  • The design and development of engineering solutions for vehicle control systems, using automotive industry standard tools and processes
  • Working within a professional Project Team to deliver programs from Concept to Production
  • Execute Engineering tasks within projects in order to meet schedule, budget, and specifications

Area of Responsibility

  • Completion of development engineering tasks as identified in Kongsberg Product Development processes (KBD-NPI & PIP)
  • Support the development of new products that support Kongsberg Automotive’s Strategic Plan
  • Insure completion of design documents and properly file into appropriate project folders
  • Co-ordinate and manage the manufacture of sample parts with the production plant, including procurement of Tier II manufactured components

Personal Tasks

  • Analyze and interpret the customer requirements to determine feasibility of product proposal
    • Develop robust engineering solutions to defined enquiries, using a ‘right first time’ approach
    • Working direct with OEM and KA personnel, lead the generation and completion of Product Specifications (PS) & Product Requirement Documents (PRD) for new products & new applications, including the definition of product test plans and follow up of test results
    • Use of typical engineering development tools, including DFMEA, DFM/A, VA/VE techniques, DVP&R, SC&CC identification, etc. to ensure robust product design
    • Generation of 3D models & 2D drawings
    • Perform engineering calculations and simulations as required in order to achieve robust product designs
    • Working within a Cross Functional Team, co-ordinate the completion of all engineering deliverables identified by the Project Manager / Team required in order to complete the project to Cost, Quality & Delivery expectations
    • Working directly with Program Managers and Segment Directors, generate concept proposals to customer enquiries
    • Execute all other reasonable duties as requested by the Engineering Manager

Main Challenges

  • Achieving the timing and deliverables of the project

 Competence profile (ideal)


  • BS Degree in Mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Product Engineering
  • Good working knowledge of computer systems; MS office, MS Project, MRP
  • Skilled practitioner in Pro/Engineer or equivalent 3D modelling software and PLM
  • Ability to produce quality engineering drawings
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Plastic Injection Molded, die cast, and sheet metal part design experience


  • Background in Automotive Engineering
  • Electro-mechanical & control systems engineering experience
  • Degree in Mechanical / Electro Mechanical engineering
  • LEAN principles / Business Improvement Techniques
  • Prior mechanism assembly design experience


  • Strong organization and time management skills – ability to plan and work on multiple, on-going projects
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels
  • Must have the ability to work well with others and to establish and facilitate good cooperation and communication
  • Self-motivated
  • Adaptable to change
  • Desire to learn and develop self
  • Good decision making ability

Problem Solving

  • To have a systematic approach to dealing with issues that challenge the desired procedures or performance of the department, while being mindful of the departments objectives and KPI’s
  • Familiarity of company procedures is essential when tackling problems


Region: Texas
Application deadline: 26/06/2018
Expected Start Date: 26/06/2018
Location: Willis, TX