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Vehicle Development Cost Engineering

Company: Hyundai Motor America
Location: fountain valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Hyundai, we've rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It's time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career - you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.


~ Coordinate engineering activities related to Technical Cost Reduction of selected vehicles in support of the Cost Optimization Committee.

Major Responsibilities:

~ Represent the Hyundai Motor North America (HMNA) Cost Optimization Committee in technical decisions required for cost management early in the Product Development Process.

~ Participate in cross-functional teams across Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) units including R&D, Design, Manufacturing, Quality, Product Planning, Marketing, Logistics and others.

~ Engineer and design improvements to future vehicles to reduce cost, while improving quality, reliability and durability.

~ The ideal candidate is someone who understands all aspects of automotive development from initial concept to production with a proven history of impact in product development.

~ Analyze early designs, extrapolate conclusions, and drive innovative solutions to improve profitability considering: specifications, cost, mass, performance and quality perspectives.

~ Understand past critical cost saving measures across all vehicle commodities, and ensure implementation to future vehicles.

~ Create and present technical reports to communicate project status and results

~ Track and report status on all ideas on a weekly basis.


~ Conduct, as needed, cross-functional quality and engineering meetings with the Hyundai Motor Group.

~ Document and manage incoming cost optimization ideas, create validation plans, and ensure execution.

~ Represent the Cost Optimization Organization in VA/VE related activities.

~ Responsible to meet technical Cost reduction targets.

~ Travel up to 50%-75% of the time domestically and internationally


~ Bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering or related science

~ Master's degree in Automotive Engineering or related science, preferred

Related Experience:

~ At least five (5) years of Design and Release Engineering in the automotive industry.

~ Knowledge of US vehicle homologation requirements a plus.

~ Knowledge of design, manufacturing and assembly of core components is required.

~ Working experience in one or more areas of the vehicle is required: body, closures, mechanisms, exterior trim, interior trim, seats, chassis, electrical.

~ The ideal candidate is someone who is skilled at, and enjoys technical problem solving.

~ Interpretation of technical drawings


~ Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

~ Strong written and oral communication skills.

~ Strong analytical/problem solving ability.

~ Strong data management/general and statistical analysis/reporting.

~ Experience utilizing Computer Aided Design tools (capability in CATIA V5 ideal, but not required)

~ Ability to use standard automotive assembly tools

Certification required:

~ Valid Driver's License

~ Satisfactory driving record

Physical requirements:

~ Actively participate in hands-on vehicle tear-down and related activities.

~ Occasional lifting and/or vehicle mechanical assembly/disassembly.

~ Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

~ Must be willing to travel 50%-75% of the time, domestically and Internationally. Sometimes travel requirements will have very short notice.

~ Role will be based in Alabama or Michigan, and will report into NHQ

Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: Hyundai Motor America, Fountain Valley , Vehicle Development Cost Engineering, Other , fountain valley, California

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