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Continental Product Development Engineer in Auburn, Indiana

Product Development Engineer

Auburn, IN


Job Description


ContiTech, a division of Continental, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical elastomer products and is a specialist in plastics technology. ContiTech develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. Our Auburn, IN location is seeking a Product Development Engineer to join our team

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This opportunity is for a Product Development Engineer who will work co-operatively with the team to develop innovative, cost-competitive Vibration Control products from technical reviews through to the end of program life. The chosen candidate will be responsible for taking a leading role in ensuring design manufacturability, the establishment and application of new product ideas, ensuring customer interfaces are understood and maintained, interfacing directly with customer engineers, and ensuring internal and customer design and product specifications are met.

• Execution and monitoring of project-specific development activities within product development

• Development of products according to customer specifications

• Support of sales and project management to develop innovative NVH solutions

• Completion of all deliverables for Product Development specified within the project management system (Quality Gate System) to technically manage projects from cradle to grave.


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent

• 1-5 years of Professional working experience in Development or Engineering

• Working experience with developing products

• Technical and analytical thinking

• Independent working ability and assertiveness

• Knowledge of production technologies and materials (particularly, rubber, plastics, stampings, and aluminum)

• We will sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

• Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.


• Preferred experience creating innovative solutions for Powertrain & Chassis Mounting Systems, Dampers, and other rubber to metal bonded products.

• Previous experience in design for manufacturability and/or commodities such as castings, stampings, plastic injection or rubber parts is an asset.

• Knowledge of automotive parts either through hands on experience or prior working history is preferred.

• Basic CAD experience preferred (ie. Catia, SolidWorks)

• Basic knowledge of FEM/FEA, CAE methods

• Experience working in Product Development, preferably in an automotive environment

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About Continental

The Business Area ContiTech develops, produces and markets products, systems and intelligent components made from rubber, plastic, metal and textiles. These products are used in mining, the agricultural industry, railway engineering mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and other important sectors of the future.

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