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Project Design Engineer in Queens, NY at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 1/14/2023

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Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers’ business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.

We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

As a key member of our Engineering team, you will lead efforts in the design & development of new electro-mechanical products. In addition, you will assist with the process development for various automotive induction, ignition, and emission system components, as well as provide support for a variety of existing product families.


Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and developing product specifications/requirements
  • Establishing conceptual and detailed component/circuit/assembled product design
  • Completing Bill of Materials – component/assembly specs and drawings
  • Evaluating and approving components
  • Overseeing pre-production subassemblies and final assemblies through to pilot production
  • Providing estimated material costs
  • Troubleshooting and resolving quality/assembly issues
  • Handling other related functions as needed

Salary Range- $103,000- $138,000 



  • Must have a Bachelor/Master of Science Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years of related product development experience
  • Knowledge of automotive sensors and actuators, DFMA, PCB schematic and layout design, stamping/injection molded part design, engineering plastics, and other materials used in engine management components is preferred.
  • Excellent oral/written communication, problem-solving, organizational,
  • PC skills, and experience with SolidWorks are all essential.

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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