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Engineer Design

Saline, Michigan, United States
May 08, 2019

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Mariano Perez Manzo

Automotive Design Engineer

Professional Experience:

• Over 18+ years of Design and Product development experience in Automotive industry.

• Automotive Design and Product Engineer – Lighting, Interior Trim, Instrument panel, Seatbelts and Buckles, FPG and FGG2 window lift motors, Sunroof electrical motors, HVAC, Door trim, Floormats, Seats, Racks and Containers.

• Experienced in Design Studio (Cockpit packaging, sections and analysis)

• Experienced on Class A and Class B surface design, product design and automotive plastic parts development.

• Experienced in managing projects (New Projects Engineer at Hella, Regional Manager at CKDPACK) from definition, planning, development, control and completion using advanced MO Tools like Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

• Experience in personal managing (Training Leader for operator in the assembly line at Hella and Leader for the manufacture samples of FPG motors at Robert Bosch)

• Manufacturing Process Knowledge: Injection Molding Plastics, Thermoforming plastic parts, blow molded and extrusion, ultrasonic and hot plate welding and metallizing process.

• Experience developing 2D Drawings including GD&T analysis following ASME Y14.5 2009 In-Depth Engineering Solutions / FCA [Auburn Hills] – (October 2018 – February 2019) Studio Engineer



Packaging studies for next generation SUV program.

Feasibility studio analysis for Rear doors, C pillars and Liftgate (Developed sections on NX design software).

Information management via TeamCenter.

Hinduja Tech Inc / TTC [York, MI] - (May 2018 – August 2018) Lead Engineer

Seats– Body Engineering


3D Class A surface modifications for next generation Seats.

Parametric and robust 3D creation (rear seat brackets) for quotation process.

2D creation for quotation to different seat components and sub-assemblies, applying basic GD&T and Toyota drawing rules.

Nationality: Mexican

Visa TN Holder 2018

Mob: 734-***-****


219 Clark St. Saline. MI 48176

Automotive Lighting [Toluca, Mexico] – (December 2017 – April 2018) Senior Design Engineer


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Coordinate the launch (as a design area) for new headlamps and taillamps projects into the company

(to BMW and AUDI customers).

Receive and send Math Data from design matrix in Italy, to do draft analysis, interference analysis, modifications, design proposals, and manufacturing feasibility analysis.

3D Class A surfaces (modification) and Class B surfaces (creation and modification).

Analyze with the Quality area the feasibility of manufacturing the proposed changes before to release any change.

Update in CIM Database all changes proposed in 3D.

Ensure that Engineering changes have been applied to the T1, T2, T3 parts (pre-production parts).

Generate PP presentations and follow-up Excel reports for weekly meetings.

Deliver to each area directly involved with the project the update of released new Math data.

Support to Manufacturing area to ensure that assemblies required by the customer (production parts) will have all the components, as well as ensuring that component components with the latest changes were included within the assemblies.


Creation of two poka yokes to BMW headlamp Housing. With this proposal it was possible to reduce the level of scrap.

Creation of a proposal to re-direct the air intake and distribute it uniformly inside the Headlamp to BMW.

Cost Reduction to Chrysler Headlamps (decrease plastic material in some internal components). CKDPACK Inc. [Toluca, Mexico] – (September 2016 – November 2017) Senior Design Engineer

Racks and Containers for Automotive Parts

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Coordinate, program and delivery new Racks, Pallets and Containers to different customers in their assembly plants (VW, GM and Chrysler).

Design Racks, Pallets and Containers in Solidworks according the customer specifications.

Coordinate the importing process with customs agency for each project.

Create quotations for possible future projects.

Visit customers on their assembly plants to check the correct function of own product.

Invoice to the customer for each project delivered. Plastic-Tec/Bocar Group. [Toluca, Mexico] – (March 2013 – August 2016) Design Coordinator Area – (April 2015 – August 2016) Hard Trim, Aerators, Door Trim, IP, Center Console and new Projects. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Coordinate CAD engineering team to ensure the correct design development and delivery on time of each one

Create PP presentations and Excel reports for each issue presented during the design process.

Interaction with R&D’s engineers to matched the design delivery dates according the project program.

Responsible to freeze the design

Senior Design Engineer – (March 2013 – March 2015) Hard Trim, Aerators, Door Trim, IP, Center Console Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

3D Class A surfaces (modification) and Class B surfaces (creation and modification).

Parametric and robust 3D creation for different components.

Receive and send Math Data of each customers (via TEAMCENTER, Honda Supply Team, KVS and FTP), to do draft analysis, interference analysis, modifications, design proposals, and manufacturing feasibility analysis.

Interaction with tooling area to check drafting and contraction factor. Achievements:

Development of Crankcase internal pipes and supports (material change: aluminum/plastic). FORD Motor Company [Mexico City] (April 2010 – March 2013) Foam Seat, Floormats and Hard Trim Designer (April 2010 – May 2013) Digital Innovation – Product Development – Product Development Center (Dearborn, MI) Accountabilities:

Worked as CAD Engineer for Seats foams releases like the Lincoln MKX – MY2014, Limousine Limo Livery – MY2014.

Worked as CAD Engineer for Head Restraints release: MKS MY ́s2016.

Worked as CAD Engineer for Floormats to Transit MY’s 2012

Worked as CAD Engineer for Hard Trim to Fusion MY’s 2012 Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Execute foam design in 3D; understanding manufacturing constraints and requirements for different processes like injection.

Design cushion and headrest foams using CATIA V5 to follow Class A styling but also to meet engineering requirements, create and maintain the component development schedule through production, support part evaluation and provide effective countermeasures as required

Ensure compatibility design based on static/dynamic packaging and system interfaces requirements.

Manage, receive and send 3D, 2D and project documentation via TEAMCENTER Autoliv – [Toluca, Mexico] (August 2008 – February 2010) Product and Design Engineer

Seatbelts, Retractors and Buckles.


Responsible for GM Pyrotechnical buckles and retractors project.

Develop proposals in CAD to cost reduction for retractors and buckles components.

Coordinate durability tests for components, sub-assemblies and assemblies.

Coordinate functional tests for assemblies in normal use and impact situation.

Coordinate the manufacture samples according the customer requirements.

Create and update the BOM for each version of seatbelt.

Create a PP and Excel report for each test performed.

Develop 3D proposals for spare parts to different devices of assembly lines into the plant. Achievements:

Cost reduction to GM PB’s (decrease the length of tensor cable and decrease plastic material for some internal components).

Magna – [Toluca, Mexico] (June 2007 – August 2008) Product Engineer

Door Trim, Hard Trim


Responsible for Chrysler Door Trim project, Journey MY’s 2008.

Create and update BOM for all versions.

Pillar A Molds release for textured and color.

Creation of Process and instruction operation sheets for assembly lines.

Development, update and manage of FMEA.

Create PP and Excel reports of all issues detected during the project release. Robert Bosch – [Toluca, Mexico] (February 2006 to May 2007) Product Engineer

FPG, FPG2, Door window, seats and sunroof electrical motors. Accountabilities:

Responsible for Chrysler FPG and FPG2 electrical motors, Journey MY’s 2008.

Create and update BOM for all versions.

Revision and release production drawings.

Creation of Process and instruction operation sheets for assembly lines.

Development, update and manage of FMEA.

Create PP and Excel reports of all issues detected during the project release.

Responsible to coordinate samples manufacture team (15 workers). Achievements:

Reduction in samples rejection by customer (40% to 15% in one month).

Re definition roles and re organization structure of samples team. Hella, Electro Optica – [Tlalnepantla, Mexico] (April 2002 to September 2005) New Projects Development Engineer (May 2004 to September 2005) GM- GMT 921/931 (Suburban and Tahoe), GMT 941 (Avalanche) and GMT 946 (Escalade). Accountabilities:

Responsible for GM Taillamps and CHMSL next generation MY’s 2008.

Create and manage all project documentation based on customer requirements

Coordinate all prototype events (injection parts, metallized parts, sub-assemblies, assemblies, tests)

Train operational staff on assembly process of each one taillamp.

Analysis on CAD of issues during the project development (draft analysis, collision, gaps, etc.)

Ensure that each stage of the project is completed just in time

Create PP and Excel reports of all issues detected during the project development. Jr. Design Engineer (April 2002 to May 2004)

Nissan- Tiida Taillamps and Mercedes Benz position light. Accountabilities:

Responsible for Nissan Tiida Taillamps (Sedan and Hatchback) next generation MY’s 2008.

3D modeling to adjust the Taillamp according the NOM requirements

Update the 2D according the changes made in 3D

Responsible for Mercedes Benz position light

Update the 2D according the USA market requirements. Achievements:

Development of License plate Light to Nissan Tiida (change all geometry, except mounting clips and general dimensions). Obtained a 5 stars quality award by Nissan on 2004. Valeo, Climate Control – [Toluca, Mexico] (August 2000 to December 2001) Engineer on trainee

VW Jetta A4 HVAC, Nissan Platina and Renault Clio HVAC. Accountabilities:

Responsible for check all dimensions of production drawings.

Responsible to coordinate durability tests.

Responsible to send samples to each customer.

Responsible to contribute with continuous improvement and cost reduction ideas.

Create PP and Excel reports for all issues detected during the test.

Responsible to manage all drawings files for each project assigned to me. Education:

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM - México) 1996-2001 Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design.


CATIA v5 (advanced solid, surfaces, and drafting), NX, Solidworks, Vis Pro, Autovue, Mechanical desk, Spin fire, Team Center, CIM Database, KVS, PLM, SAP, Corel Draw, Photo paint, Internet, Office.


WORKSHOP DFMEA. GLOBAL taught by MDC in November 2015 (Duration: 16 hours) PLASTICS AND ITS injection process. Taught by IMECPLAST Group in August 2015 (duration: 16 hours)

NX Essentials. Taught by Siemens in Santa Fe in August 2014 (Duration: 40hrs) BASIC COURSE TEAM CENTER. Taught by SIEMENS in September 2015 (duration 25 hours)

CATIA v5. March 2011, taught at the facilities of Ford Motor Company, Cuautitlan plant. GD & T. August 2004. Taught by Dynamic Variations Corporation in Tlalnepantla, Edo de Mex.

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