Warn Automotive - Engineer II/III - Detroit

Date: Nov 4, 2018

Location: Livonia, MI, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Our heritage dates to 1948 when Arthur Warn invented the first disconnecting four-wheel-drive hub for surplus Jeeps.  Since that time, Warn Automotive has continued to lead the industry with a history of innovation in Powertrain Disconnect technology.  Our products enhance performance, traction, and capability for a variety of vehicles around the world, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.  Warn Automotive will continue to focus on the needs of our customers to deliver solutions that enable a more mobile and efficient future.

Warn Automotive operates from our Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Milwaukie, Oregon.  We also serve our customers through our Technical Center in Livonia, Michigan.  The Warn Automotive team applies our proven expertise to create the highest quality Powertrain Disconnect products in the world.  You can find our products on everything from heavy trucks to pickups, SUV’s, and passenger cars.    

We listen to the needs of our Customers.  We turn those needs into innovative ideas, and ultimately deliver products that solve problems.  We engineer, we test and develop, we manufacture, and we assemble.  Using a combination of modern technology, traditional craftsmanship, and teamwork, we manufacture millions of finished products every year with zero defects.  Our commitment to deliver quality products on-time, every time, never wavers.  Mobility and Efficiency are the focus of the products we create, and philosophy we use to create them.


Warn Automotive is proud to be a business unit of Vehicle Services Group (VSG) and a part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation. 



The Customer Application Engineer is based at Warn’s Detroit Tech Center.  This key role is to act as the technical expert, interfacing with the appropriate technical counterparts within the customer’s organization.  Close collaboration with customers to ensure retention, growth, and expanding opportunity are the main objectives.  Formulation of strategic plans in collaboration with Project Management, Program Management, Sales, Advanced Technology Engineering, and Manufacturing, functions to communicate customer needs are met is required.  In addition, engagement with, and direction of, Product Engineering team is required to ensure on-time solutions meeting customer specifications, systems, and unspoken needs are met.



  • BSME / BSEE with 5-10 years industry specific experience.
  • Drivetrain / Powertrain experience preferred
  • Hands on engineer.
  • Customer focused.
  • Able to communicate across functional areas (sales, engineering, manufacturing, leadership).
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to evaluate business issues and prioritize activities.
  • Familiarity with design of gears, castings, injection molded parts, and fabricated components.
  • Familiarity with electro-magnetic actuators, electro-mechanical actuators, synchronizers, and other driveline technologies.
  • DFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, GPDS, and IATF knowledge.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to read blueprints and create solid models in NX and lifecycle management with TeamCenter.
  • Ability to travel to Warn Automotive locations and customer locations, including regions outside of area of responsibility and internationally 
  • Travel 30%+


APPLY ONLINE:  Please have your resume ready to upload

  • Warn Employees apply via HR Central

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Michigan : Livonia

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 17144

Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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