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R&D Antenna and Connectivity Engineer

AGC Automotive Americas R & D, Inc.


Location:
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Date:
04/06/2018
2018-04-062018-05-06
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Design/Development Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • Research
  • Vehicular Technology
AGC Automotive Americas R & D, Inc.
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Job Details

 

AGC Automotive Americas R&D Inc., a global leader in automotive glass and glazing research and development, has an engineering opportunity available. This position will be located in Ypsilanti, MI.  

 

 

 

In this position, the individual will work as part of a glass product development team that designs, develops, tests, and validates glass antenna solutions for internal and external customers. These solutions will range from ideas through mass production, and beyond.

 

 

Primary Responsibilitiesof the position include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Work in accordance with safety regulations and procedures which facilitate safe and efficient operations

  • Follow requirements of quality, environmental and safety

  • Achieve customer satisfaction through internal and external customer relationship management

  • Perform research and development activities according to applicable government regulations, manufacturing processes, and specifications

  • Explore, track, and monitor cutting-edge technologies, and automotive industry antenna design trends

  • Develop innovative solutions with challenging technical and customer requirements

  • Document hypothesises, processes, findings, conclusions etc. as required

  • Conduct experiments independently

  • Set-up, use and maintain related test equipment

  • Prepare and present test results in a clear and concise manner

  • Manage and implement concurrent projects and project activities applying a stage/gate methodology

  • Track and report project schedules, budgets, statuses, and next steps to project leaders, other team members, leadership, and customers, as required

  • Regularly, collaborate with customers and team members to develop innovative solutions

  • Work as a liaison between customers, vendors, subcontractors and all internal parties involved on the project with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction

  • Present information at all levels of the organization, for understanding and validation

 

Requirements

Technical:

 

  • RF and/or antenna design background with application experience related to AM, FM, DAB, DTV, RKE, Cellular/GSM/UMTS/LTE/4G/5G, 802.11, Bluetooth, SDARS, GNSS, and/or DSRC

  • Demonstrated ability to apply RF/antenna theoretical concepts and practical expertise to develop RF/antenna system products, methods and processes meeting industry standards and customer specifications

  • Hand-on experience of developing, prototyping and testing radio RF antennas/antenna systems or equivalent components

  • Working knowledge of RF and antenna related hardware (e.g. anechoic chambers, NF/FF measurements, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, meters, etc.)

  • Proficiency in the use of commercial 3-D electromagnetic modelling and simulation tools, such as Advanced Design System (ADS), CST Studio, FEKO and MATLAB

  • Proficiency in Microsoft software and knowledge of programming languages such as LabVIEW, Visual Basic, C++

  • Experience within a manufacturing process (development through mass production)

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, report and present complex technical and non-technical information to a variety of internal and external audiences

  • BSEE or equivalent degree, with antenna and/or applied EM coursework

 

Non-Technical:

 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent internal and external relationships
  • Ability to consider and share alternative approaches to processes and methodologies
  • Ability to work effectively both within a team and independently
  • Ability to manage and communicate project plans, priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems utilizing industry standard methodologies (e.g. PDCA, DFMEA, Root Cause, 5-Whys, etc.)
  • Ability to interpret, negotiate and confirm specifications to satisfy customer requirements
  • Ability to lift/carry test equipment up to 50 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to work, on rare occasions, in extreme heat and cold outdoor conditions
  • Domestic travel by car and air 15-25%; international travel up to 10%

Preferred requirementsof the position include the following:

 

  • Postgraduate degree in RF Antenna/Applied Electromagnetics/RF Circuit design

  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in frequency selective surfaces, metamaterials and reconfigurable antennas

  • Automotive specification level testing experience including: Design, Validation, Plan and Report (DVP&R)

If you would like more information or are interested in applying please email your resume and a cover letter that includes your salary requirements to: suzanne.cislo@us.agc.com or submit your cover letter and resume at www.agccareers.com 

Submissions that do not contain salary requirements will not be considered.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer   -   To be considered applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.