Bilingual (Japanese-English) Product Engineer, Mechanical, Entry-Level


Product design engineer (mechanical) opening for a Japanese-English speaking bilingual at a major automotive supplier near Novi, MI to design various automotive parts.

Direct-hire position with benefits.

Blended work style – work from home possible up to 3 days/week


  • Handle product design for assigned customer programs from RFQ through launch. Major products include automotive seats and suspension springs.
  • Help design and modify products to meet customer requirements while ensuring company profitability based on material and process selection.
  • Serve as a customer contact during all phases of the product program including preparing reports and providing ongoing design and production support.
  • Make and check drawings and design calculations.
  • Serve as engineering liaison with customers and manufacturing plant personnel to work on related issues and improvements.
  • Coordinate with the test lab to accomplish required approval testing.
  • Monitor and communicate project deliverables with various internal departments including sales, testing, CAD, analysis, and manufacturing.
  • Interact with Production and Quality departments to define and solve problem areas and implement product improvements.
  • Some domestic and International travel may be required.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or higher.
  • 0-3 years relevant experience in the automotive supplier industry.
  • Business proficiency in Japanese language required. Native level Japanese or JLPT N1 or N2 equivalent for non-native speakers.
  • Basic knowledge of CAD (CATIA), GD&T, FEM, Statistical Methods, APQP, TS/ISO, FMEA.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with engineers, customers, suppliers, and team members.
  • Highly motivated, ability to multi-task large projects, independent thinker and effective communicator.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and make informed decisions.
  • Ability to work in an international company with diverse team members.

Novi, MI

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Full-time, direct


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