Warn Automotive - Engineer II/III - Detroit

Date: Jul 11, 2018

Location: Livonia, MI, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

For more than 60 years, Warn Automotive has been one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the off-road vehicle industry. We offer fun, exciting products from a line of self- recovery winches and mounting systems to wheel-end and driveline disconnects that help people “Go Prepared” on their adventures. Outdoor enthusiasts and major light truck manufacturers from around the globe have chosen Warn products for their durability, reliability and dependability. At Warn, we design, manufacture and market hundreds of great products including supplying the OEM automotive industry with patented torque transfer devices bringing fuel economy to 4x4 and All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles.


The culture of Warn is powerful, as the team embodies the same characteristics that Warn portrays to its customers and channel partners. The culture is hands-on, low-ego, and fully engaged. It is defined as outdoorsy, active, consistent, genuine, and focused. By its nature, the culture is also customer-first, as the brand and the customer relationships are paramount.



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%+


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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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