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Sheet Metal Design Engineer

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Carson
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Sheet Metal Design Engineer - Royal Truck Body - Carson, CA

Regular Employee - Salary Exempt - $100,000.00 - 120,000.00

Who we are:

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis bring people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands -- Utilimaster -, Blue Arc---, Royal - Truck Body, DuraMag -, Magnum -, Strobes-R-Us -, Spartan - RV Chassis, Red Diamond---, and Builtmore---. Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road - for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward - leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

What you'll do:

As a Sheet Metal Design Engineer for our Royal Truck Body division based in Carson, CA, you will be at the forefront of translating customer needs into practical design engineering solutions.

In this role, you will be challenged with developing new design concepts (including an integrated tailgate camera) and evaluating them against competitors, building a prototype, and testing functionality and durability.

You will be involved with creating product drawings, comprehensive drawing packages, and driving agreements to implementation. Additionally, you will support production for the first builds and assist the planning team with the transition to production (old vs new).

  • Providing accurate, timely, and cost-effective engineering solutions for our customers
  • Translating customer requirements into engineering specifications through calculations and layouts
  • Collaborating with analysis resources to generate knowledge to make informed decisions
  • Driving the engineering change management process, including creating ECRs, managing the ECR approval process, and issuing ECNs with effective dates and material disposition
  • Overseeing product attributes including Quality (function of components/systems under conditions of customer usage), Manufacturability (cutting, bending, welding, fixturing), Assemble ability (fit of interfacing components, assembly tool access), and Product cost (material choice, prescribed manufacturing processes)
  • Creating solid models and drawings to achieve defined product attributes
  • Managing Engineering Bill of Materials
  • Defining and executing validation plans to assure product quality
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the financial performance of projects through product cost optimization
  • Designing manufacturing aids, fixtures, and tooling
  • Benchmarking competitive products to compare product attributes
  • Supporting the NPI (New Product Introduction) process
  • Creating and maintaining engineering specifications with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Collaborating with Operations in the development of standard work for production associates
  • Ensuring your projects are delivered in line with expectations for cost, quality, and timing

    What you need to be successful:

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
    • 3+ years of experience in the design and development of on-highway, heavy truck, specialty, or automotive vehicles
    • Expert proficiency in Solidworks design software
    • A solid track record of designing and manufacturing sheet metal products, including tolerance design and ANSI-Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
    • Manufacturing experience including a deep understanding of manufacturing tools and processes such as laser cutting, press brakes and mig welding
    • Familiarity with tolerance design and tolerance analysis and proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Demonstrated project delivery from concept through production
    • Willing to travel up to 25% domestically to other Shyft facilities
      What Makes You Stand Out
      • Bachelor's or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace
      • Familiarity with SolidWorks Analysis software
      • Expertise with AIAG Advanced Product Quality Planning (DFMEA, DVP, Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plan)
      • Knowledge of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

        Why The Shyft Group?

        We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

        Stay Healthy:

        Medical and Rx Plan

        Health Savings Account

        Dental and Vision Plan

        Healthcare Flexible Spending

        Wellness Plan

        Financial Security:

        401 (k) Retirement Savings

        Short and Long Term Disability

        Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

        Voluntary Term Life Insurance

        Work/Life Balance:

        Educational Reimbursement

        Employee Assistance Program

        Dependent Care FSA

        Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

        The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at

        The Shyft Group is an E-Verify Employer

        Shyft uses E-Verify, which is an online system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility and validate social security numbers. Through participation in the E-Verify program, information entered on Form I-9 will be provided and compared to information available at both of these agencies. See posters for more details. E-Verify Notice U.S. Right to Work Notice.

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