XD Experience Design Prototype Specialist

Location: Detroit, Michigan US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 8233

External Description: The Autonomous Vehicles Experience Design (XD) team is responsible for the digital and physical design of AV services, creating differentiated interactions for transporting people and goods with autonomous vehicles. We are looking for creative individuals to join us on our journey help further the vision and mission of Ford's AV XD team. We are committed to envisioning and crafting simple, thoughtful, enjoyable, and compelling products and services for customers!

The XD physical solutions team is responsible for bringing the future vision of mobility to life in the form of physical prototypes, digital models and concept vehicles. Working collaboratively with studio, vehicle architecture, planning and research, our team:

  • Merges experience design and service strategies with vehicle requirements
  • Develops vehicle attributes based on customer research data
  • Develops interior and exterior concepts to support new customer use cases
  • Delivers concept prototypes, vehicle bucks and concept vehicle properties
  • Supports future mobility platform benchmarking activities

Minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering field
  • 3 + years of experience years of CAD experience in Catia
  • 3 + years of experience with hands-on experiences developing physical and digital prototypes
  • 3 + years of experience operating basic makerspace equipment such as:
3D Printers
CNC routers
Laser cutters
Basic power and hand tools
Basic electronics equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, soldering guns, etc.

Our preferred qualifications:

  • 3 + years of experience with maintaining operating procedures and shop safety protocols
  • 3 + years of experience working in fabrication and /or prototype labs
  • 3 + years of project management experience
  • Basic understanding of automotive systems and requirements
  • 5+ years of CAD experience in Catia or equivalent
  • Experience developing standard operating procedures and safety protocols
  • Managing fabrication and/or prototype labs
  • Knowledge of emerging prototyping technologies

What you'll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings, and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

Job Number: 54336BR

Community / Marketing Title: XD Experience Design Prototype Specialist

Location_formattedLocationLong: Detroit, Michigan US



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