• Design Engineer III-Plastics

    Job Locations US-OH-Raymond
    Job ID
    Automotive Design
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


    Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


    Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.


    Position Summary:


    This role will support design and development activities and lead the transition from

    support activity to small-scale projects by managing part and process development.


    Essential Duties:        (This list is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned)


    • Lead and support the engineering activities for large scale product development programs by investigating feasibility, performing design using CATIA, conduct layout review, drawing creating, and negotiation with surrounding component functional units.
    • Creates concepts and specifications that meet the cost, delivery, accuracy, and quality targets to represent the best solution for customer.
    • Lead the transition from task-based activity to small-scale projects within the discipline or function by monitoring and tracking the progress of projects and handle any issues that arise. Report and escalate to management as needed.
    • Support management with project scope, scheduling, quoting and reporting for these small-scale projects.
    • Mentor and train other associates in the team.
    • Search new ways to increase overall efficiency, utilize up-to-date technology, and reduce design and parts costs. 




    • Minimum Associates degree with 8+ years of industry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 4+yrs relevant experience OR Master’s degree in Engineering and 2+yrs relevant    experience.

    • Education with the following specialties preferred: Mechanical, Mechanical Technology, Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing.
    • 3+ yrs experience using CATIA V5 in automotive design.
    • Exposure to CAE preferred.
    • Experience leading engineering activities preferred.
    • Strong understanding of DFM (Design for Manufacturability)
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proficiency in MS office.


    Preferred Skills: 

    • Min 5 years of experience working on automotive exterior plastic parts like Bumper Assy and Grille using CATIA V5 preferred. 
    • Strong understanding of injection molding process and limitations.
    • Strong surfacing skills in CATIA V5. 
    • Experience managing product development from concept to release.
    • Previous Honda experience is a plus 







    Goken America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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