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Product Development Seating Systems

Location:
Troy, Michigan, United States
Posted:
February 14, 2018

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Professional Summary

Responsible for the engineering and design of automotive seats and structures including the design, development, testing, validation and support of manufacturing for improvements of current systems and advanced development of new systems. Demonstrated technical leadership in many projects during the development & launch phase. Over 12+ years of experience in automotive Seating systems.

Specialties

Design concept

Product packaging and integration

Develop technical relationship with OEMs and Tier 1

Design to suit manufacturing process

Homologation, Testing & Validation

Offshore Engineering

Project Management

Integrating multifunction teams

Expertise in JIT assembly

Development and testing experience in US

Experience

Ford Motor Company (Working through Engineering Technology Associates, Inc) Dearborn, USA

Design and Release Engineer

June 21, 2016 to till date

Project 01: Ford B515 MCA Front and Rear Seat Structure

Responsibility

Working on a team for Design and development activities

Review of program and tool shop timeline with Suppliers

Prepare DVP&R as per Ford system design specification

Coordination at Ford for DV testing

Coordination with Supplier for DV and VP build

Manufacturing reviews with suppliers

Change control management using WERS

Launch support to resolve plant issues

Front seat BSR evaluation on 4-poster

Support ongoing product development

Faurecia Automotive Seating India Pvt. Ltd.

Deputy Manager Engineering

March 8, 2013 to May 31, 2016

Project 01: Ford Figo Aspire (B562 Value) Front Seat Structure

Responsibility

Worked on a team for Design and development activities

Prepare detail BOM includes assembly level, part weight, raw material and thickness

Customer technical interface

Onsite coordination at MGA US for DV1 and DV2 testing

Onsite coordination at Faurecia US for DV and VP build

Review with Ford design responsible for open issues

Performed studies to benchmark and evaluate competing design proposals

Prepare DVP&R as per Ford system design specification

Manufacturing reviews with suppliers

Change control management

TT, MP1 and MP2 build support to resolve plant issues

Complete engineering functional mile stones for all Gate reviews

Worked on a team to achieve the design targets and deliver on time

Project 02: Ford B515 MCA and B562E Front Seat Structure

Responsibility

Worked on a team for Design and development activities

Prepare detail BOM includes assembly level, part weight, raw material and thickness

Customer technical interface

Onsite coordination at MGA US for DV1 testing

Onsite coordination at Faurecia US for DV1 build

Material sign off for India equivalent material with customer

Prepare test validation plan as per Ford system design specification

Provide quote for testing

Prepare ED&T mountain chart for business plan

Project 03: FIAT 556 Front Seat Structure

Responsibility

Prepare FIAT 556 new acquisition response document

Prepare test validation plan as per PF-12063 Front seat structure performance standard

Provide quote for testing

Prepare ED&T mountain chart for business plan

Tata Consultancy Services,

Assistant Consultant

May 02, 2012 to February 28, 2013

Project 01: Chrysler KL (Jeep Liberty) Program

Responsibility

Worked on a team for Design and development activities

Customer technical interface

Review with Chrysler design responsible for open issues

Designed front seat back panel and rear seat armrest panel

Prepare FMVSS and ECE safety layouts for 2nd row seat complete

Proposed cost & weight reduction ideas for 2nd row structure

Prepare DFMEA, prevention control studies and picture BOM for 2nd row structure

Project 02: Chrysler UF and UT Program

Responsibility

Prepare UF and UT new acquisition response document

Product packaging and integration

Defiance Technology Limited

Lead Product Engineer

December 12, 2011 to April 27, 2012

Project 01: Nissan India Small Car Program

Responsibility

Worked on a team for Design and development activities

Customer technical interface

Review with Nissan design responsible for open issues

Performed studies to benchmark and evaluate competing design proposals

Design of the front and rear seat structure

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited,

Deputy Manager

June 04, 2008 to December 09, 2011

Project 01: Mahindra XUV 5OO Program

Responsibility

Performed studies to benchmark and evaluate competing design proposals

Design concepts and perform vehicle package studies in CAD software CATIA V5

Defined engineering requirements through SOR to assist potential suppliers in quoting for the design and design modifications, manufacturing of prototype samples, testing & validation of the parts and manufacture & supply of Seating systems

Evaluate seat & mechanism kinematics for assembly feasibility

Designed a seating system to meet benchmarking specification

Support to prototype development

Generate and release BOM, manufacturing & service drawings and maintain open issues list

Released seating standards to the supplier for durability requirements

Performed DOE studies to reduce efforts and resolve technical issues

Worked closely with supplier to monitor and close all engineering issues

Defined craftsmanship standard to achieve international seat quality

Schedule and comprehend test results, review DFMEA and DVP&R

Coordinate with suppliers and assembly plants

Performed vehicle package studies for thorax and curtain airbag to meet deign specification

Taco Faurecia Design Center Pvt. Ltd.

Project Engineer

August 01, 2007 to May 30, 2008

Project 01: Renault JR 95 Program

Responsibility

Performed packaging and study layout in CAD software CATIA V5

Designed back and cushion foam from STO using CAD software CATIA V5

Evaluate seat & mechanism kinematics for assembly feasibility

Created complete seat and regulatory drawings

Released BOM and manufacturing drawings in PLM

Tata Johnson Controls Automotive Limited

Executive - Engineering

September 01, 2004 to March 06, 2007

Project 01: Tata Motors Indigo XL Program

Responsibility

Performed studies to benchmark and evaluate competing design proposals

Design concepts, performed packaging & study layout in CAD software CATIA V5

Designed a seating system to meet benchmarking specification

Designed back and cushion foam from STO using CAD software CATIA V5 as per JCI seat comfort design guidelines

Designed Cushion & Back structural sheet metal panels with manufacturing and assembly feasibility

Support to Prototype development

Evaluate seat & mechanism kinematics for assembly feasibility

Created complete seat and regulatory drawings

Generate and release BOM, manufacturing & service drawings

Coordinate with suppliers and assembly plants

Academic Qualification

D. Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Branch) from University of Pune with First Class in May 2004

Visa

Valid US Business Visa (B1) till March 2023

Valid US Work permit Visa (H-1B) till August 2018

I-140 Approved

Thank You,

Parag Purushottam Patil



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