Bendix Product Engineer 2-3 (Solenoids) in Elyria, Ohio

Product Engineer 2-3 (Solenoids)

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Job Description

This position is responsible for the development, validation and production release of mechatronic valves, such as the Bendix Accessory Solenoid product line. Development responsibilities will include new product development to satisfy the evolving customer needs in the product line of mechatronic valves. Production release responsibilities will include the creation of applicable specifications, test plans, drawings, and FMEAs. The position will also be responsible for engineering of the current mechatronic valve products.

Essential Functions:

  • Design of electromechanical valves, solenoids and portions of mechatronic valve systems. Development of concept, working with designers and technicians to conduct design activities based on requirements.

  • Develop product functional and technical requirements based on feedback from vehicle OEMs and users, and competitive analysis and benchmarking.

  • Create test plans based on product requirements, oversee testing, interpret results and document testing in DVP&R.

  • Author design specifications, product specifications, component drawings and test specifications

  • Author and update DFMEAs (including linkage activity of S/C’s and C/C’s – critical characteristics) and other safety-related analyses.

  • Interface with advanced manufacturing engineers, quality engineering, and plant engineering to implement needed modifications to plant assembly lines and test procedures.

  • Interface with plant quality to support the IPA and PPAP processes.

  • Support regularly scheduled telecons with OEM customers.

  • Implement design improvements to existing products within the Bendix Accessory Solenoid product line, including VAVE, improvements to manufacturability and robustness, and development of new customer applications

  • Analysis of End-Of-Line rejects and warranty returns; synthesis and implementation of solutions.

  • Learn valve and solenoid design techniques from current experts, capture knowledge and create documentation to maintain Bendix valve design knowledge base

  • Perform basic project management tasks - maintain project status and milestones; report out to management; anticipate workload, potential delays, potential problems

  • The individual will display and further develop an area of technical expertise, to be used as a “go-to” person within the engineering department for that technology or technique.

  • This position includes some travel to work with engineering teams at Bendix customers.

  • This position includes some travel to Bendix production facilities in Mexico.


  • Knowledge of vehicle braking systems preferred.

  • Knowledge of ISO/QS9000 Total Quality processes preferred.

  • Kowledge of Bendix / Knorr production processes and design practices preferred.


  • 4+ general experience

  • 3 years of automotive industry or commercial vehicle industry preferred.

  • Product development and launch preferred, including: development of specifications, DFMEAs, and DVP&Rs, basic exposure to and interface with PPAP process; Interfacing with manufacturing engineers

  • Engineering change processes understanding is required; CAD and PLM tools and design documentation including creation and/or checking of drawings

  • Validation testing including mechanical, electrical, and climatic environments

  • Current product support, including: statistical analysis of production data, design of experiments, component failure analysis, and maintenance of specifications, drawings, and BOMs.

  • Design of mechanical components, particularly injection molded plastic

  • GD&T and stack-up analysis experience. GD&T certification preferred.

  • Experience with mechatronic or electromechanical devices is preferred. Direct experience with Bendix electromechanical / mechatronic valves is preferred

  • Direct experience in production facilities is preferred


  • Familiar with common engineering tools (ERP – SAP, Teamcenter, CAD)

  • Effective communicating with customers.

  • Self-starter / self-motivating.

  • Capable of multi-tasking and adapting to changing priorities.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Solid analytical skills.

  • Good organizational skills, capable of maintaining schedules and communicating progress to management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, or a similar field is required.

Position Requirements:The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Job Location

Elyria, Ohio, United States

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