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Applications Engineer (m/f/d)

Viana do Castelo I - Portugal

Apr 30, 2022

Full time


The position requires application responsibility of automotive products from BW product protfolio including customer interface to gather technical requirements, selecting the right product from BW product line for each application, coordinating internal activities of matching, prototyping, validation and release, etc, and solving the engineering issues during the product application development stage.


  • Leader of the design team for the definition of an specific product.
  • Creates, develops or adapts product design concepts based on internal standards, calculations, trials, measurements, bench tests, CAE simulations and process methods in conjunction inputs from customers.
  • Checks and releases 2D drawings and 3D models within the associated project or existing products under serial production.
  • Establishes interface with customers for product and specification definitions. Participates in the validation plan definition throughout the product development process, establishing the interface with customers product validation phase.
  • Responsible for presenting product test results through the internal and external project customers.
  • Leads the D-FMEA release and establishes the product special characteristics SC/CC definition.
  • Coordinates the planning and production of Prototype Samples.
  • Creates and participates on the release of the Prototype Control Plan.
  • Can coordinate prototype production cost calculation.
  • Must execute Eng. tasks under the established Program time frame
  • Can coordinate the Project Development and Project team up to industrialization Kick off.
  • Creates or participates on product engineering standards releases.
  • Defines the product special characteristics for individual components.
  • Prepares tolerance stack-up studies.
  • Will require materials selection, standards use and tolerance definition for casted, molded, bended or stamped parts.
  • Will require a knowledge in electronic hardware components to discuss or ask for alternatives by PCBA suppliers in conjunction with required functionalities.
  • Will require a basic understanding in programming of required software applications.
  • Technically assists the Production Plants within the scope of the products under serial production, for any required change due to product design correction, upgrade, or cost reduction.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high knowledge in failure mode analysis.

  • Ability to find applicable software solutions for the customer.

  • Must have an understanding in FEM analysis and product testing as required in the automotive area.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and responsibility for the performance of the quality system and standards.


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with mechanical / electronic background,
  • 2+ years of experience as Product Engineer in automotive industry or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in project management in automotive industry highly desired.
  • Knowledge of AIAG and/or VDA standards. IATF procedures knowledge desired.

  • Good knowledge of SAP R3, CATIA V5, Smarteam, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project

  • Effective presentation skills and ability to respond to questions from management and/or customers.

  • Knowledge in CAN, LIN communication and OBD requirements, measurement devices as CANoe/ CANape/ INCA, in requirement management systems as DOORS/IRQA highly desired 

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and their influences of electronic behavior an failure mode.

  • Understanding in FEM analysis and product testing as required in the automotive area.

  • Good English language skills (spoken and written); other languages a plus.

  • Proficiency level Portuguese (spoken and written).

  • Document manage system, ANSIS, MATLAP, 5S techniques knowledge desired.

  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously with supervision.

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