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28th March 2018

Gear Project Engineer

Title:  Gear Project Engineer


Department:  Corporate Gear Design and Development


General Job Description:

The Gear Project Engineer is responsible for the design and analysis of Hypoid, Spiral bevel, Straight bevel, and Cylindrical gearsets, as well as Splines and Face clutches used in Meritor products.


Essential Job Functions:

1)      Design Hypoid, Spiral bevel, Straight bevel, Cylindrical and Planetary gearsets per customer requirements.

2)      Design net-forged or near-net-forged gears.

3)      Design Splines per customer requirements.

4)      Design gearsets and splines for various manufacturing processes.

5)      Plan and implement development and test programs.

6)      Coordinate engineering activities with other departments.

7)      Review and approve gear and spline drawings.

8)      Interpret assembly drawings that contain gears and splines, and understand system function and force/torque flow.

9)      Provide technical support to application personnel.

10)   Assist domestic and international facilities and vendors in product development, cost reduction initiatives, and manufacturing issues as required.

11)   Attend design and program review meetings.

12)   Attend customer meetings as required.

13)   Use various computer systems as necessary to complete job functions.

14)   Write detailed technical reports.

15)   Create and make technical presentations.

16)   Develop and implement standards and best practices.

17)   Ensure on time completion of all project objectives.

18)   Be able to work extra hours as necessary to complete assignments.

19)   Be able to travel to attend meetings, conferences, technical training and trade shows.

20)   Be able to travel domestically and internationally.

21)   Have a valid driver’s license for travel and vehicle evaluations.

22)   Fluent in written and oral English language.


Marginal Job Functions:

1)    Build calculations tools to enable or automate analysis of gears or splines, using available softwares such as Excel, Basic, Matlab, etc.

2)    Physical activities: low to moderate

3)    Average hours per week: 40



Laptop/desktop computer used frequently (MS-Office; Gear Design and Analysis softwares such as CAGE, KIMoS, etc.)
Land/cell phone used frequently


Percentage of time to do:

Sit 70%,  Stand 20%,  Walk 9%,  Lift 1%


Weight required to lift each normal workday:

Occasionally 10 lb,  Seldom 20 lb,  Not required above 30 lb


Repetitive use of hands:

Required for computer interface


Repetitive use of feet:



Sensory Requirements:

Vision, Hearing, Speech


Environmental Factors:

Normal 8 h indoors

Normal temperature, humidity, atmosphere and ambient noise for 8 h

No special hazards

Protective clothing occasionally required: Safety glasses, Ear plugs, Steel-toe shoes



1.    BSME or equivalent degree required. PhD preferred.

2.    High level of analytical skills required to utilize and develop gear software.

3.    Automotive Hypoid and Spiral bevel gearset design experience preferred.

4.    Drive axle related experience preferred.

5.    Cylindrical and Planetary gearset design experience desired.

6.    Net-forged or near-net-forged gear design experience desired.

7.    Splines design experience desired.

Willing to re-locate to the Troy-MI area.


To apply:

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