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With over 44 years of experience, Wilwood Engineering is committed to providing our employees with a safe workplace and a culture conducive to respect, sound ethics, teamwork and professional growth. We strive to recruit "top talent" employees who are a fit with company culture, teamwork and values. Being the "best in class" can only be achieved with the right personnel!

We cultivate an environment that promotes creativity, continuous improvement, cooperation and good communication. Wilwood Engineering supports all employees with prompt and efficient service on all work, benefits and employee issues. We provide a superior "quality of work life" environment, promoting competitive compensation and benefits, safe and secure working conditions, opportunities for training and development and, above all, respect and equality through all levels.

Wilwood Engineering offers a competitive salary and benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision
  • 401 (k) with a discretionary match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Career growth and development opportunities.
Positions we are now accepting resumes for:

Job Type:  Full-Time, Employee
Experience:  7 Years Experience
Education:  Bachelor's in Engineering

SCOPE: Reports to the Director of Engineering. Scope and quantity of projects reflect a high level of ability and experience in product development.

SUMMARY: As a Lead R&D Engineer, designs and analyzes brake systems and related components. Independently manages development projects from inception to production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create product designs in 3D CAD system (Solidworks).
  • Coordinate prototype development.
  • Oversee product testing and validation, including brake dynamometer testing.
  • Create test plans and compose test reports.
  • Participate in project update meetings.
  • Work with management and engineering support team to achieve project goals.
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects from inception to production.
  • Interface on a technical level with customers and vendors.
  • Communicate technical information required by Project Coordination, Purchasing, Production Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance.
  • Understand brake-related industry standards, such as FMVSS.
  • Analyze vehicle dynamics to determine the braking requirements for customer applications.
  • Work with OEM sales and logistics staff on customer proposals and application-specific product development.
  • Support Quality Assurance with OEM customer quality issues.
  • Check manufacturing drawings to company standards.
  • Perform computer FEA analyses on product designs
  • Occasional travel to customer, vendor, or test locations.
  • Alert management to potential design risks.
  • Ensure that products are cost-effective, price competitive and maintain a high standard of quality and integrity.
  • Maintain effective operational procedures to assure configuration control and accuracy.
  • Monitor and report when necessary on critical producibility or high variability points within the developmental process flow.
  • Train subordinates to provide proper proficiency, breadth and depth, career progression and succession.
  • Participate in the ‘Research and Development to Production Transition’ process to ensure good configuration control and low design and inventory risk.
  • Seek professional growth and advancement through continued education.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering – preferably Mechanical or Automotive Engineering
  • 7 years experience in mechanical engineering
  • Automotive related experience
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Hands-on 3D modeling proficiency (SolidWorks preferred)
Must be able to demonstrate understanding of brake systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of FEA simulation software
  • Experience with hydraulics, braking systems, and vehicle dynamics
  • Lean Six Sigma certification

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to read ANSI Y14.5 drawings with and understanding of true positioning and geometric tolerancing and a working knowledge of descriptive geometry. Ability to visualize three-dimensional views from a two-dimensional drawing and vice versa.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a wide variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Knowledge of materials and processes in a manufacturing environment in order to determine good manufacturing practices. Ability to translate these concepts into tangible benefits.

Salary Range:  $75K - $125K annual (Commensurate with experience)

Wilwood Engineering offers a competitive salary and available benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k) with a discretionary match, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Career growth and development opportunities.

Wilwood Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Submit Resume to:

Human Resources
Wilwood Engineering
4700 Calle Bolero
Camarillo, CA 93012

(805) 388-1188

Attn: Human Resources
Fax: (805) 388-4938

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