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Lead Mechanical Engineer, Start Center

Kokomo Technical Center - Indiana - USA

Oct 13, 2021

Full time


Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Start Center Mechanical Engineer at our Indiana Technical Center (ITC) with locations in Kokomo and Noblesville, Indiana.

The Start Center Mechanical Engineer is responsible for providing the functional expertise and skills needed to quote various power electronics products based on customer specific requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Lead quoting activities for specific new business pursuits
  • Communicate quote needs to various functional areas within the company
  • Analyze customer requirements
  • Mentor and train less experienced engineers; documents best practices
  • Interface with customer technical personnel contacts
  • Create product concepts and provide direction to senior designers
  • Create Bill of Materials for various power electronic products
  • Estimate engineering related project development costs such as people, capital, and expenses
  • Estimate custom component costs using various cost modeling tools
  • Estimate production tooling costs and calculate tooling capacities
  • Perform mechanical analysis such as thermal, structural, and fluid flow.
  • Create customer technical review presentations as needed
  • Support various leadership communication meetings and documents
  • Think of ways / methods to reduce cost


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years field experience in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience working on Power Electronics Products
  • Must be proficient with various ANSYS related Software Packages
  • Must have been the Lead Mechanical Engineer on at least one program
  • Must be confident and composed in front of the customer
  • Must be capable of at least 25% Domestic and International travel, must not have global travel restrictions

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Management


This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy Manual.  This individual will work in a manner that stresses the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to their immediate supervisor.

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