Engineering Job Description

Junior Design Specialist

Company XYZ is a tier 1 automotive supplier, located in XXXXX.


We’re currently looking for a Jr. Design Engineering Specialist to join our team. If you are interested in working for a company that promotes professional development and work/life balance, we’d love to hear from you! We are a non-unionized environment that promotes internal growth; we believe in the development of our team members in order to succeed as an organization. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow with a company, look no further!

Job Summary

The Jr. Design Engineering Specialist is responsible for designing and/or modifying automotive parts in collaboration with the company’s OEM customers. The team member is also responsible for creating and maintaining part and assembly documentation associated with customer projects.

*This role may involve being relocated to one of the overseas plants or a Customer Engineering Centre. Countries may include USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina or Japan.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support senior design engineer and other engineering team members with general tasks
  • Continual training in design software (Catia, NX Unigraphics) in preparation of customer awarding design-responsible business to company
  • Liaison to our manufacturing facilities and customer design/engineering departments
  • Provide insight into manufacturability of products based on drawing or design
  • Lead and or participate in the creation of the DFMEA and incorporate necessary actions into design
  • Attend or lead project meetings
  • Manage both internal and customer open issues list for product design issues, support issue resolution to the customer timeline
  • Lead development projects through: creation of CAD designs, finite element analysis, 3D printing, testing of products, creation of slideshows, and presenting the findings to senior managers
  • Aid in activity relating to prototyping which includes understanding and running equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Create and maintain documentation such as engineering drawings and bill of materials for customer projects
  • Benchmark competitor parts and assemblies through reverse engineering by purchase, disassembly and analysis of competitor products
Job Qualifications
  • Successful completion of a minimum 2-4 year post-secondary program; both mechanical and design engineering considered relevant
  • Successful completion of a bachelor of mechanical engineering/design engineering is considered an asset


  • 1-2 years of experience using CAD design software’s (Catia, NX Unigraphics)
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry is considered an asset


Skills and Abilities
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail when producing CAD drawings
  • High level of attentiveness to analytical details and abilities when creating a drawing
  • Sense of creativity when working on cost/mass reducing development projects
  • Actively listening to team members when developing designs, and while going through training exercises with the senior design engineer
  • Time management skills in order to complete tasks by the required deadlines
  • Organizational skills; the ability to manage tasks efficiently while working on several different projects
  • Ability to show versatility and resourcefulness when problem solving


  • Must have a valid driver’s licence
  • Must be able to travel


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Company XYZ is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

*This job description is used as an example only*