As an Composites Manufacturing Engineer at R.A.C.E, you will be responsible for product development and engineering, contributing to the design and creation of cutting-edge automotive solutions. Your role is integral to ensuring the highest quality, performance, and innovation in our products, with a particular emphasis on composites and advanced materials. You will work closely with the Director of Advanced Technologies to bring creative ideas to life.

Key Responsibilities:

Product Development:

Participate in product development processes from concept to final design.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet design and performance standards.
Design and Prototyping:

Create and refine product designs using CAD software.
Develop prototypes and conduct testing to validate design concepts, especially those involving composites and advanced materials.
Technical Specifications:

Define product specifications and requirements in collaboration with the Director of Advanced Technologies.
Ensure that product designs align with company standards and customer needs, including the integration of composites and advanced materials.
Innovation and Creativity:

Contribute creative ideas and concepts to enhance the design and functionality of automotive solutions, with a focus on advanced materials.
Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies related to composites.

Quality Assurance:

Collaborate with Quality & Process Control teams to ensure that product designs, especially those involving advanced materials, meet quality and safety standards.
Address and resolve design-related issues related to composites and materials.

Work closely with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing, materials, and testing, to bring products from concept to production while considering advanced materials.
Work with teams domestically and internationally at both Recaro Automotive and supplier/customer facilities.

Maintain accurate records and documentation related to product design and development, particularly in relation to composites and advanced materials.
Create technical documents and design specifications reflecting material choices.
Testing and Validation:

Conduct testing, simulations, and validation procedures to ensure product performance and safety, especially regarding advanced materials.
Identify and address design flaws and areas for improvement.

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Automotive Engineering, or a related field with 5-10 years industry experience. Master’s degree is a plus.
Proven experience in product engineering and design, with a strong background in composites and advanced materials, preferably in the automotive industry.
Proficiency in Solidworks/CATIA CAD software and engineering tools.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
Creative thinking and innovation, particularly in the application of advanced materials.
Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and safety.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently.
Travel domestically & internationally as required – EU, Asia & Domestic Sites in the USA

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