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Dimensional Engineer


Job Description

Means Industries, headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan since 1922 manufactures Mechanical Diode One-Way Clutches, Controllable Mechanical Diode Selectable Clutch Plates, high precision formed metal powertrain components and subassemblies for the automotive industry globally. Means fosters a culture of continuous innovation as an engineering design house. We design, assemble and test some of the most sophisticated OWC and Controllable Clutch products for Powertrain and Driveline applications in the industry.  Means has a passion for problem solving that drives everything we do.

Means Industries is a subsidiary of Amsted Industries (, one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers. Based in Chicago, Amsted specializes in products that serve the rail, heavy-duty vehicle, automotive, construction and general industrial markets. Amsted has 45 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 16,000 people throughout the world. Amsted is one of the largest 100 percent employee-owned companies in the United States.


*Please note that Means Industries is not offering visa sponsorship of any kind for this position.


Model and analyze new and existing products using virtual and experimental tools to provide both internal and external customers with the data necessary to produce products that satisfy the final customer’s requirements.


  1. Participate in and contribute to component and system design processes from concept to production by using 2D/3D variation analysis software to conduct dimensional sensitivity studies, develop part and assembly datums, tolerances and tolerancing schemes, measurement and control plans, and recommend methods to minimize the effects of process and part variation of Means’ products while interfacing with designers, project, quality, CAE, and manufacturing engineers, and customers.
  1. Create and present dimensional engineering reports to communicate results, issues, and recommendations to internal and external customers.
  1. Improve the accuracy between predicted and actual results by incorporating statistical inspection data into the variation analysis software and by developing and documenting standard methods for using the software.
  1. Research, evaluate, and implement new ideas, methods, CAE software, hardware, and new technology to support the organization’s goals.


Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering field with additional training in variation analysis.


  • A minimum of a combined two years of product design, development, and analysis experience. Automotive drivetrain experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical background with experience using statistical analysis tools including 2D and 3D variation analysis software. 3DCS is preferred.
  • Experience with solid modeling (e.g. NX, Catia, and Creo) and product lifecycle management (PLM). PTC Creo and Windchill are preferred.
  • Able to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and knowledge of the application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5-2009.
  • Skilled using data analysis techniques (statistical, mathematical, DOE, 6 Sigma, Gage R&R, SPC, and cost reduction initiatives, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of automotive quality systems, manufacturing processes, and control plans, inspection fixtures and gage design, CMM inspection methods, and 3D scanning methods.