The latest comprehensive automotive engineering job descriptions.

Controls/PLC Engineer: Designs, develops and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems and automated lines. Oversees computer software that controls the line. Responsible for providing design engineering services for new product development, sustaining operations and customer support. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and at least 5 years of relevant experience..

CNC Machinist: Implements setup and operation of CNC heavy machinery to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials. Adjusts machine to control speed, material feed and the path of the cut. May require a high school degree and up to 2 years of relevant experience.

Designer/Drafter: Creates the design of vehicles using knowledge of aerodynamics, safety, calibration and aerodynamics. Uses CAD to create renderings of design and makes adjustments based on testing. May be required to create models or prototypes for testing. Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience.

Design Engineer: Designs new products and makes improvements to existing ones. Evaluates products, parts or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience.

Electrical Engineer: Designs, tests, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment or machinery. Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Lean/SIX Sigma Manufacturing Engineer: Leads and implements best practices in manufacturing to achieve cost effective designs. Optimizes use of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools to research manufacturing development and ensure costs are warranted. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 2-5 years of relevant experience.

Mechanical Engineer: Designs, develops and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to the design of engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience.

Process Engineer: Designs and implements manufacturing processes, equipment and plans to achieve production goals. Identifies and develops processes and equipment needed to produce specific products, parts and components. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Typically reports to a manager or head of a department. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience.

Program Manager: Develops and organizes new programs within an organization including overseeing model launches. Coordinates multiple projects that align with overall business goals and the strategic direction of the company. Requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field and at least 5 years in an advanced management role.

Quality Auditor: Quality Auditor is responsible for making sure that all laws have been followed when an automotive product is about to be launched. Checks all work done by team members, follows government codes closely, and assures that a product is ready to be used by the public. Schedules regular yearly and monthly audits throughout the manufacturing process to review requirements. Publishes reports following a final audit and checks in on all issues until a product has met automotive industry standards.

Quality Engineer: Performs inspections and sets quality assurance testing models for analysis of raw materials, materials in process and finished products. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience.