Project Design Engineer II-III

Standard Motor Products, Inc
New York, New York
Dec 06, 2023
Dec 10, 2023
Engineering, Design
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers' business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.

We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

At Standard Motor Products Inc., our multidisciplinary staff distinguishes us as much as the world-class parts we manufacture and distribute. Demonstrating a rare commitment to quality, a genuine passion for the auto market, and a commitment to teamwork, it's our people who support the products that help make our lines such winners. Join the 3,000 employees found throughout our Long Island City, NY headquarters and in 20 factories and distribution centers throughout the country and the world.


Level II - III

Long Island City, NY

As a Design Engineer, you will be a responsible for the design and development of a variety of automotive system components for SMP's Vehicle Control Division. Well suited to an engineering generalist, this position requires critical thinking plus broad knowledge of electro-mechanical systems and technologies. You will be responsible from initial product identification through production launch. In addition, you will assist with the process development, as well as provide support for existing product families.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing products for the automotive market.
  • Researching and applying new design & manufacturing concepts.
  • Self-educating on product related technologies in order to function as a subject matter expert.
  • Completing Bill of Materials - detailed component & assembly drawings.
  • Evaluating and approving components and final assemblies.
  • Effective communication with outside vendors.
  • Establishing product test specifications and validation requirements.
  • Support development of cost studies and help prepare business case for tooling new products or product cost reduction efforts.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving quality issues by working with production staff and applying statistical problem solving and quality principles.

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, 3+ years of related product development experience and be proficient in using a 3D CAD software. Knowledge of automotive sensors and actuators, DFMA, PCB design, stamping/injection molded part design, engineering plastics, and other materials is preferred. Excellent oral/written communication, problem-solving, organizational, and PC skills are all essential.

We offer a convenient location just outside of Manhattan, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

The estimated salary range for this position is $85,000- $108,000.

Please note that the salary range provided on the job posting does not include potential bonuses and other forms of compensation and, in some cases, may fall outside the range. The actual salary offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and where applicable, licensure or certification obtained.

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.