Johnson Controls Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, Michigan

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for specific engineering tasks or technical issues as assigned by Engineering Manager or Chief Engineer to meet product/ program needs.

  • Provides and supports front-line technical customer interface for program/product.

  • Manages the design and processes for a specific project, program or product line to meet current and future needs.

  • Supports technical leadership.

  • Develops the technical skills and knowledge and provides technical direction of the engineers and designers on the team.

  • Develops and provides resolution to customer technical issues through the CBU/PBU Chief Engineer or Engineering Manager.

  • Supports core members of the SDT.

  • Provides and supports technical direction to engineers, designers and support personnel.

  • Provides solutions to meet all technical issues and works with team to ensure time and cost objectives are met.

  • Understands and identifies the resource requirements to meet program/product objectives.

    Specific Functions—Technical Responsibilities

  • Supports technical design reviews monthly/as necessary.

  • Provides input to technical design reviews.

  • Uses the right tool/technology for providing technical solution to program/product issues.

  • Familiarity with CAD tools like NX, Catia, etc.

  • Applies best practices in creating layout drawings, detail drawings and assembly drawings.

  • Ensures that the customer’s environment drawings are kept up to date.

  • Facilitates, develops and implements best practices in design and engineering.

  • This includes, but is not limited to PDfSS, drawing standards, FEA, GD&T, root cause analysis, DVP, DFMEA, hand calculations and use of carry-over and CPP technology.

  • Executes robust design/design changes to provide the highest quality in the build and assembly of prototype parts with the agreed-to process.

  • Personally ensures that the design and engineering data is released on-time to ensure the highest quality assemblies for testing and the customer.

  • Leads root cause analysis in the resolution of any test failures. Reviews the analysis with the appropriate engineering management resources to resolve any particularly difficult problems.

  • Generates optimized DVP&R with appropriate support groups ensuring the minimum number of prototypes are being tested and the best choice of reliability techniques are used to determine test duration, number of samples and types of tests.

  • Generates DFMEAs prior to release of prototype tooling and reviews and directs FEA/analysis/testing prior to finalizing concept. Supports development of technical solutions to define and meet business objectives (cost, performance, timing, weight and investment).

  • Executes other assignments as directed

    Specific Functions—Administrative Responsibilities

  • Facilitates and recommends necessary or required training for engineers, designers and support personnel for all basic technical skill requirements.

  • Supports development of and meets the agreed-to budget for the product. Ensures customer scope changes are documented, budgeted and approved prior to commencement of activity.

  • Executes and supports all JCI strategic direction/initiatives and provides input to management for implementation of career planning and personal development of program/product staff.

  • Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews for program/product staff. Ensures required performance reviews are completed on time.


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Engineering required

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering required


Job: *Engineering

Organization: *Automotive Seating

Title: Lead Product Engineer

Location: MI-Plymouth

Requisition ID: WD30032958288