Mechanical Design Engineer
for automotive interior and HMI devices
sorry only on request
(complete address on request)
My goal is to obtain a position that will enable me to use my knowledge in mechanical engineering, strong analytical skills and language proficiency combined with my interest in automotive design and technology.
2007/09 to 2012/04: Automotive Engineering, Degree: Bachelor Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany
2004/09 to 2007/08: ICT System Engineering, Degree: Apprentice Delta Control GmbH, Cologne, Germany
1995/08 to 2004/08: Abitur Kaiserin-Theophanu-Schule, Cologne, Germany
Mechanical design engineer (HMI) Alps Electric Co. Ltd., Furukawa, Japan (2012/06 â†’ present)
Product design and development of automotive shift by wire systems for Japanese customers as first tier supplier and service provider.
Design of functional parts (e.g.: sliders and knobs) and parts for the interior appearance area made out of thermoplastic polymer (e.g.: panels and center console parts) including the creation of 3D CAD models in Catia V5, the evaluation of different materials and the creation of part/product and packing drawings and specifications
Analysis and feasibility evaluation of new designs including feedback to the customer and negotiations regarding the design specifications Handling the mold tooling implementation of the internal tooling divisions or sub-suppliers.
Coordination of mass-production preparation with the responsible entities.
Intern as mechanical design engineer Alps Electric Co. Ltd., Furukawa, Japan (2009/04 â†’ 2009/09)
Internship at the automotive division in the mechanical group responsible for Human-Machine-Interfaces.
Involved in the processes of part design, development and approval of HMI products.
part-design in Catia V5
quality control (strength and durability tests, color measurements, haptic measurements)
Apprentice as ICT Systems Engineer Delta Control GmbH, Cologne, Germany (2004/09 â†’ 2007/08)
Completion of a complete network redesign including the set up of servers and clients
Relocation and expansion of the network during the relocation of the headquaters
Set up of a Virtual Private Network to connect the branch offices with the headquarters
Setup and administration of backup facilities
Macro and script programming to ease administration processes and to implement companies individual requirements
Car interior (Human-Machine-Interface and Internal Interface Products).
Product design and development of thermoplastic polymer parts with knowledge about polymer materials and their requirements
Diversified knowledge about car interior and comprehension of the requirements for car interior parts.
Thin-Film Technologies (PVD/CVD)
Physical / Chemical Vapor Deposition comprehension and application
Metallization of polymer parts
Catia V5 Part design, surface design, product assembly
basics in analytic tools: DMU kinematics, Star ccm and Fluent
German (mother tongue)
English (business level)
Japanese (intermediate to business level)
Diversified knowledge of computer hardâ€“ and software, server/network administration and programming languages due to the three year apprenticeship as ICT Systems Engineer.
Mastery of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint)
Knowledge about graphic design and the mastery of graphic programs as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Qualifications / Certifications
Possession of a Japanese and German driving license for cars with manual gear box.
Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate for Level 4N
Cars especially sports cars, motorsports, carting, tuning
Computer and new technologies
Japan and Japanese
Photography and design
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
spouse of Japanese (currently valid until 2017/05)
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