Senior Engineer-Steering Systems

Navistar, Inc.

Position Overview

At Navistar, we’re driving change in the transportation industry and striving to help create a cleaner, more sustainable world where future generations can thrive. With that, it’s an exciting time to be at Navistar, as we work to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility throughout North America and, with our TRATON GROUP colleagues, worldwide. We are undergoing a transformation from being a supplier of trucks and buses to a supplier of complete and sustainable transport solutions.

To achieve these goals, we need the best team. That is why our R&D group has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer – Steering Systems at Navistar World Headquarters in Lisle, IL. This position will work in Chassis Engineering as part of Steering Systems, which is accountable for design activities and system ownership for product development across all our commercial vehicles.

Steering covers the design and integration of multiple components, like the steering gear, linkage, pump, column, among others. It has cross-functional interaction with other systems, such as Suspensions, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires. As a group, it is a key contributor for the implementation of new technologies, like electrification and autonomous vehicles.


Lead activities for engineering projects of new product development that involve steering systems, meeting our goals for delivery on time, quality, and cost.

Develop solutions to technical challenges while maintaining the integrity of the product.

Clearly communicate recommendations, opportunities, and risks to cross-functional teams, design responsible engineers and suppliers.

Coordinate design trade-offs between functional engineering groups to achieve steering systems objectives/requirements.

Implement engineering changes by releasing new designs to production, using CAD tools and creating Bills Of Materials (BOMs) for large assemblies.

Creates technical documentation, such as system and component Design Requirement Documents (DRDs), boundary diagrams, DFMEA, P-Diagrams, DVP&R, among others.

Follows problem-solving methodologies for root cause analysis and implementation of ICA and PCA for engineering issues.

Create product build books for manufacturing and service.

May provide direction and guidance to less experienced team members.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Computer Science

At least 2 years of experience in product design/development and/or computer science experience


Master’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Computer Science

Additional Requirements

Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills

Expertise in truck and/or automotive design and development process.

Experience in release process of design and engineering changes for parts, assemblies, BOMs.

Experience in CAD 3D modeling and drawing release in NX/Team Center.

Experience developing parts using structural and mechanical design, hydraulics and kinematics analysis.

Knowledge of GD&T and Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis.

Understanding of manufacturing processes such as metal forming, stamping, casting.

Experience in problem solving tools such as 8D, Six-sigma, Lean.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience with formal presentations.

Creation and execution of DFMEAs, DRDs and DVPs.

Company Overview

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.