Design Release Engineer

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeContract Full-Time
Degree RequiredBachelor

Job Description

We are currently recruiting an experienced Design Release Engineer to join our team supporting our client in the automotive industry.


  • Design and production release of one or more powertrain components
  • Projects may include EGR components, fuel system components, electronic throttle controls and other actuators and components for ICE, PHEV, and BEV vehicles released for NAFTA and/or global markets
  • Develop designs to include all existing known best design practices, as well as DFMA (design for manufacturability and assembly) and DFS design for service
  • Develop DFMEA’s, DVP&Rs, author source packages, organize technical reviews and provide technical direction in source selection
  • Lead and facilitate resolution of component issues, lead design changes through change management process, and support supplier quality assurance
  • Work with suppliers (through Development Phases and with cross-functional teams (Chief Engineers, architecture, purchasing, platform managers, program managers, and quality engineers) to ensure the successful launch and release of the product


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or a closely related engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years of engineering experience in the field of actuator or engine component design (research graduate work may count towards experience)
  • 3 years of Design Release Experience
  • Experienced in validating and releasing of mechanical and/or electric components for automotive applications
  • Self-starter with strong leadership, communication skills, and demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Knowledgeable in regards to GD&T
  • Familiarity with CAD
  • Familiarity with project management tools
  • Understanding of manufacturing and quality processes of electrical components
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment


  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or a closely related engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Component design and releasing experience
  • Knowledge in electrified powertrain propulsion systems
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) green / black-belt
  • Knowledgeable in use of Teamcenter with experience in NX in a production release environment


  • Must be willing and able to travel to the USA, without restrictions, effective on the start date


  • Paid Benefits after 90 days (individual and family) – extended medical, out-of-country coverage, dental etc.
  • Pension eligibility, with employer match, after 1 full year of work (open enrollment every October)

MEDA offers an excellent referral bonus. Great candidates know great candidates

MEDA Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of any of the protected reasons as described in the Ontario Human Rights Code. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, as described in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Accommodation requests will be reviewed and granted to those that request assistance during our hiring process.

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