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Prototype Developer in Grand Rapids, MI at Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Date Posted: 4/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

Primary responsibility is the creation of high level quality Rear and Forward Lighting prototypes for research and development via the use of 3D printing, handwork, thermal forming, silicone casting, metal working and electronics.

  • Construction of full Lamp assemblies, Lenses, Housings and other components for marketing purposes and or testing. Typical prototype methods used while working directly with the Advanced Engineering staff.   Works from CAD data or sketches, builds or modifies parts, holding close tolerances and high cosmetic appearance.

  • Uses current and new materials for advanced product development.

  • Uses proper safety precautions with materials equipment and tools.

  • Uses a wide variety of equipment, materials, and tooling, such as, but not limited to: paint guns, soldering, lathes, mill, sanders, calipers, spray guns, routers, scales, grinders, micrometers, etc.

  • May handle hazardous materials.

  • Performs duties in an environmentally responsible manner having the awareness of and conformance to the environmental policies, procedures, and with the requirements of the EMS.
  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Two additional years of technical education preferred. 
  • Three years of prototype development using the equipment and processes identified. 
  • Electronics knowledge is a plus.

• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.