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Automotive Product Application Engineer (R&D)

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Posting Date: May 12, 2022

Location: N/A, MI, US, N/A

Company: ArcelorMittal

About ArcelorMittal 
ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest steel producer. We use the most innovative technology to create the steels tomorrow’s world will be made of. Every day over 190,000 of our talented people, located in over 60 countries, push the boundaries of digitalization and use advanced technology to create a world that is stronger, faster and smarter. To help make this possible, they know they can depend on the support and training that a company of our scope and scale can provide.  


Why you should join our Team

At ArcelorMittal North America we have created something special. A better place to work and an ability to make a real difference to the world. 
We provide exceptional training and career paths. Our goal is to have our leaders be home grown and to provide all employees opportunities for growth, development, and movement within our organization.  We only accept A players as part of our team. 


Join our family, be a part of a great story and help us continue to grow and be successful.


The team: 

Automotive OEMs place a strong emphasis on value-based design and engineering in the development of vehicles. Electrification, autonomy, digitalization and Industry 4.0 are driving disruptions in vehicle engineering and manufacturing in the industry’s march toward efficient and cost-effective products. ArcelorMittal is rising to the challenges and the needs of the industry by focusing on developing new steel products, working with partners on innovative manufacturing processes and investing in emerging and disruptive technologies like additive manufacturing, all while maintaining the role of steel as a leading material for sustainability. ArcelorMittal Global R&D leads the way in many of these initiatives and seeks talented and driven persons to join us in our journey.


The role: 

ArcelorMittal Global Research & Development Center is looking for highly skilled and motivated engineers to be a part of the team focused on cost-efficient and light-weight steel design concepts for future vehicles that support ArcelorMittal’s strategic objectives and steel product portfolio, so that sheet steel products remain the material of choice, and ArcelorMittal the preferred steel supplier. The engineer will be an integral member of the Steel Solutions and Co-engineering team at ArcelorMittal and will be required to work from both ArcelorMittal’s Southfield, MI (Metro Detroit) office and at automakers’ engineering facilities in Michigan as needed.



Job Duties:

  • Develop and promote lightweight steel solutions for automotive OEMs’ future vehicle architectures utilizing strong knowledge of body design and assembly.
  • Utilize Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulations to validate and enhance design concepts.
  • Engage actively in projects in emerging areas of design and manufacturing like ML-assisted design, additive manufacturing, digitalization etc.
  • Establish strong, sustainable and positive relationships with product development engineers at our strategic automotive customers.
  • Recognize threats to steel from other materials (e.g., aluminum, composites, magnesium), develop and recommend competitive steel solutions.
  • Assist in activities pertaining to prototyping, testing, validation and correlation of body structure concepts.


Education Requirements:  Bachelors (Masters preferred) in Engineering or Applied Science in the field of Mechanical or Materials.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of solid mechanics and material science
  • Strong engineering, creative, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Relevant academic projects or industry experience
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple demands
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a high level of integrity
  • Must be open to travel as required to ArcelorMittal’s facilities in USA, Canada and France as well as customer locations.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge of automotive body design, sheet metal products and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of CAD and CAE


ArcelorMittal North America is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

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