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Equipment Design Engineer - II

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Flora, IL, US, 62839

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for an Equipment Design Engineer - II to join our team. The ideal candidate will design and develop assembly tooling that will be built at local tool shops or in-house, and assist Equipment Engineers from a design standpoint. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Designs and develops assembly equipment fixtures and tooling. 
  • Maintains the standard equipment design manual to be referenced in all Requests for Quotes. 
  • Maintains the standard work-cell designs. 
  • Maintains project timelines for each design. 
  • Works with equipment engineers and vendors to implement, build, and set-up equipment to be designed in-house. 
  • Provides training and support to equipment engineers for newly implemented equipment designs. 


Your Background 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related technical discipline, plus 2 to 4 years of related manufacturing experience OR
  • Associate’s Degree in Engineering , Industrial Technology, or a related technical discipline, plus 4 to 6 years of related manufacturing experience. 


Experience: Design experience with 3D Solidworks or equivalent 3D software package 


Experience in the following areas is preferred: 

  • Experience in equipment design engineering in automotive supplier manufacturing 
  • Experience in a JIT manufacturing environment 
  • Experience with Surfcam or other CAD/CAM software is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 11951

Location: Flora IEP 

Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon