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Senior Product Development Engineer

Senior Product Development Engineer

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Prod Develop Engr Sr
Position Type 
Regular Full Time Employee
Product Development - PD
Up To 25%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


The Senior Product Development Engineer – Exhaust Systems will specify, analyze, design and release hardware changes related to Exhaust application needs.

  • Define problem assumptions, boundary conditions, and design requirements
  • Create clearance and fit layouts of current existing and new design hardware items, including GD&T specifications, in accordance with requirements and regulations
  • Work with CAE on boundary conditions and inputs to develop model simulations and FEA
  • Work with CES-Cummins Emissions Solutions to provide input sheet data on new designs. Complete various calculations and clearance checks necessary for the IQA documents
  • Work with validation team to assure touch temperature, NVH, structural durability, and other design requirements are met
  • Work cross-functionally with other engineering teams and disciplines, such as manufacturing, purchasing, and materials to manage the release and implementation of exhaust system hardware
  • Follow projects from start to finish. Be able to work commercial aspects of all projects
  • Contact and visit Navistar and supplier manufacturing and test facilities to develop and control the implementation of design changes
  • Support the generation of design documentation such as specifications, DVP&R's, FMEA's, 8D, PYXIS and test reports as well as operation manuals summaries, & field service manuals, etc

Position Purpose and Requirements

Provides technical and analytical support to Product Development Engineering. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced team members. Refers problems that cannot be resolved to the next level. Serves as a central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the product(s) move to production and distribution. Involvement may last throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle including modifications, upgrades and maintenance of the product or product line.


Basic Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 2 years experience in product design/development


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)
  • 10% Travel

Desired Skills:

  • Commercial Truck / Automotive Industry experience
  • Structural design experience
  • CAD skills (UGNX preferred)
  • Structured Problem Solving Processes
  • G8D
  • APQP
  • Demonstrated leadership experience working in cross functional teams


  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Decision Quality
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Drive for Results

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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