Job ID : 911344 Date Updated : June 26th, 2019

(Urgent) Exterior Lighting Product Engineer Exclusive job

Location Available across Japan
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

  • Typical skills required for the position include, but may not be limited to:


  • Engineering Design Requirement gathering and analysis.
  • Develop conceptual engineering designs and implement engineering changes.
  • Detailed design of Exterior Lighting systems.
  • Evaluation of new concepts for engineering solutions.
  • Perform Root cause and failure analysis.
  • Identify and select materials based on the requirements of the automotive application.
  • Review and approve engineering documentation and deliverables.
  • Manage Engineering change notices, engineering data and their technical design documents.
  • Perform engineering release activities in PLM.
  • Coordinate with the offshore design teams to get the design changes incorporated.
  • Identify opportunities to improve product quality and reduce costs using knowledge of manufacturing processes, tooling, assembly methods, product design and quality control standards.
  • Follow up on supplier progress to assure adherence to schedules and timelines. Revise methodology as necessary to attain objectives within time and best cost.
  • Assist manufacturing engineers and participate in testing of Exterior Lighting products.
  • Participate in Technical Design Review Meetings, Discussions, Department meetings and Supplier presentations.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and other groups like Optics, Safety, CAE, Electronics, Craftsmanship, Purchasing, Testing etc.
  • Collaborate with design and analysis groups to create 3D math models like CAD and analytical models like FEA, CFD etc.
  • Evaluate prototype designs to verify functional requirements and conduct design revisions.
  • Analyze existing and potential documentation, focusing on improvement opportunities.
  • Negotiate and acquire agreement with groups responsible for interfacing components.
  • Develop test plans, analyze test data, develop conclusions and manage design revisions.
  • Ensure parts are delivered on time and to print working with materials management, purchasing, and supplier quality.
  • Identify opportunities for developing automation tools

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Daily Conversation (Amount Used: English usage about 50%)
Minimum Japanese Level Business Level
Minimum Education Level Technical/Vocational College
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Automobile Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Production Technology/Manufacturing Technology.

Communication skills:

  • Japanese language proficiency – fluent in reading, writing and speaking (N2/N1)
  • English language proficiency – Advanced
  • Very good presentation, articulation, and interpersonal communication skills.

Technical and Domain Knowledge may include, but is not restricted to:

  • Automotive product development (Exterior Lighting product knowledge preferred)
  • Injection molded component design
  • Regulatory requirements as per MVSS, ECE, CCC ….
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • CAD tools: Catia V5 (Part design, Product structure, Generative shape design, Drafting and DMU work benches)
  • Basic understanding of FEA and CFD simulations

Work Experience:

  • 8 - 10 years in relevant field
  • Experience with Tier-1 automotive lighting manufacturer will be preferred.

Job Location

  • Japan

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Hiring Company Information

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio About half Japanese
Recruiter Company Information

NEXUS Corporation

(Urgent) Exterior Lighting Product Engineer - 911344

Company Description

Nexus Corporation is a boutique Contingency Search firm which recruits experienced professionals for permanent as well as contract jobs for corporations in Japan. Focusing on distinct vertical markets, Nexus has been designed to assist clients and candidates in disciplines such as Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, etc.