• Knowledge Base Engineer (KBE)

  • Company Overview

    Today’s complex interconnected world demands companies to conceptualize and deliver cutting-edge products and solutions to market faster than ever before. Altran, a global product development partner, collaborates with clients through world call engineering services to address the business and technical challenges inherent in developing and supporting complex connected systems.


    For over three decades, leading companies and emerging startups in some of the most highly regulated and rapidly evolving industries have relied on Altran to inspire innovation, accelerate time to market, improve predictability, and maximize return on product investment. Altran provides a full complement of technology consulting, software and product development expertise, and engineering services to our client partners in the Medical and Life Sciences, Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, and Manufacturing industries.


    In North America, Altran is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Detroit and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

    Job Description

    Altran is looking to hire a Knowledge Base Engineer to work on location in Auburn Hills, MI.




    • Creating CAD (Catia/NX) parametric math models for commodities using Knowledge Based Engineering template modeling techniques.
    • Extensive knowledge of Catia/NX modeling and an extensive background developing / packaging / synthesizing complex vehicle systems.
    • Dictating architecture and construction techniques, creating master development / packaging / requirement sections, defining master template modeling structures, and training other Catia/NX engineers on modeling techniques, architecture.



    • BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited university or equivalent degree from Mexico, Europe, Asia with Intermediate to advanced level of design/development engineering experience in Body-Body in White, in Upperbody or Underbody is required.
    • Master’s degree desirable.
    • DFSS and Teamcenter training is preferred.
    • Expertise in use of Catia V5 or Unigraphics NX and Team Center
    • Intermediate to advanced level of design/development engineering experience in Body-Body in White, in Upperbody or Underbody.
    • 2 Years Automotive or related industry experience.
    • Self-starter with strong leadership, communication skills and demonstrated problem solving ability.
    • Knowledgeable in regards to high strength steels, weld parameters and GD&T.
    • Proficient in MS-Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).
    • Good understanding of body engineering and design process, including dimensional and structural requirements is desired.
    • Candidate must be a self-starter and able to complete complicated projects without constant supervision.
    • Strong communication skills is a must.
    • Willingness to take on additional responsibility and learn new methods and processes is a must.
    • Manufacturing or launch experience preferred.
    • Previous experience engineering and designing product for OEM's in Catia and NX preferred.
    • May be required to drive a company car. Valid driver's license is required as well as a clean driving record.
    • May be required to travel domestically and internationally (Italy, Canada, Brazil) 20%.

     Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V



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