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Value Advantage Product Development Engineer

Kelly Services is actively seeking a Value Advantage Product Development Engineer for Nissan’s Franklin, TN location.  (North American HQ)

This is an indefinite contract opportunity to join a great team!

Value Advantage Product Development Engineer                                    


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Job Knowledge and Skill:
    Basic technical understanding of automotive design and development processes, production, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  2. Experience:
    Two or more years of directly related professional-level Engineering experience.
  3. Supervisory Experience:
  4. Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in a related Engineering discipline.
  5. Computer Skills:
    Advanced knowledge of word processor, spreadsheet, other PC applications, or mainframe applications to create specialized applications or products of a highly technical nature

Job Description

Performs the technical development/engineering of products for after-warranty service applications (with assistance/support from a Senior Engineer or Manager).  Supports market research and business case analysis to determine which products to add/include in the product line.

Provides technical assistance to other engineers/departments. Analyzes and identifies engineering issues and part quality incidents, and seeks engineering countermeasures. Communicates product issues to management for countermeasure development.

Contributes to building brand value and achieving enduring profitable growth.


Describe the principle, core primary tasks that a person in this position performs daily

  1. Develops product specifications to ensure compatibility with Original Equipment parts specifications, materials, and construction.  Issues product specification documents to suppliers.
  2. Works with suppliers, OEM Product Engineers, Global After-Sales department (NML), Product Quality Engineers, and references Nissan Design Standards, in order to define part performance, quality, and testing/validation requirements.
  3. Supports the supplier sourcing process by providing technical capability assessments, manufacturing facility audits, etc. as required.
  4. Conducts CAD/Drawing design studies, and part application studies, using appropriate IT systems (i.e. G2B, TCE, FAST, etc.).
  5. Utilizes Project Management skills/tools to control the product development schedule and ensure development is completed on time, and within quality & cost targets, to meet program objectives.  Identifies any issues and reports to management in a timely manner, proposes countermeasures.
  6. Maintains tracking system to monitor the countermeasure development progress. Issues follow-up reports, conducts meetings and communicates with responsible parties to ensure countermeasure are being developed and are progressing on target.
  7. Supports the Sales & Marketing team in the development of product marketing materials.
  8. Investigates field incidents by analyzing available data, conducting surveys, collecting dealer information, collecting and testing incident parts; prepares related reports.
  9. Monitors all data for potential safety, regulatory, or emissions related issues, elevates issues to management and supports any investigation requests from management.
  10. As necessary, performs other related duties of which the above are representative.
  • W2/ HOURLY PAY RATE: Open (based upon experience and qualifications)
  • There is no “per diem” with this position
  • There is no relocation budgeted for this position. If this position requires you to relocate you will be responsible for those costs.



This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch.  To be considered for this position, you must apply now to submit your resumes.  If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position by email.Important information:



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