Product Engineer (Foundation Brakes) // 0027


Hagman Search Group is conducting a Product Engineer (Foundation Brakes) find a leading global brake supplier. This role is responsible for the development of brake systems for assigned OE customer programs.


Detroit, MI area


  • Business Development – The Product Engineer will support the internal team (Applications, Manufacturing and Sales) in creating competitive product proposals to gain new business.
  • Work with the cross-functional team to support needs analysis and respond to customers. Responsible for component aspects and aspects of the support system.
  • Support the application engineering team and help prepare material for technical review with the client.
  • Collaborate with the Application Engineer to maintain the list of open issues and collaborate with the internal team on efforts to resolve open issues.
  • Support efforts to complete all phases of the product development process (APQP, DFMEA, PFMEA, KPC definition, etc.).
  • The product engineer will release the design in time for construction and work with the application engineer and test coordinator to plan the construction.
  • Provide technical solutions to all performance attributes that do not meet internal and / or customer requirements.
  • Support the cross-functional team by assisting the plant’s efforts during manufacturing reviews, testing and documentation (control plans, operating sheets, flowcharts, capability studies, ISIR and PPAP documentation).


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of automotive experience in product design (CAD, FEA, Stack-ups, BOM, etc.)
  • Experience in developing brake components and systems (calipers, drum brakes, master cylinder / boosters) preferred.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to relate academic knowledge to practical problems.

Interested in the Product Engineer opportunity?

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Brian hagman // +1 270-300-7001 // [email protected] //

About the Hagman Research Group

Hagman Search Group is the leading executive search firm dedicated to helping brake organizations hire the best talent in the industry. With years of brake knowledge and expertise, our company is uniquely qualified to attract top executives and professionals in the friction, basic brake and advanced brake segments.

Brian Hagman is President of Hagman Search Group and has spent the past 15+ years working in the brake industry through various HR leadership and executive search positions and is 100% dedicated to the industry.

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