Welcome to the wonderful world of Product Development! You are about to read the story of a Nalys Electronics engineer who performed a 2 years project for an automotive supplier working with the main car manufacturers. His mission: to manage the development of a customised fuel pump. From draft to production, he had to manage technical challenges including hardware design, vibration resistance, thermal dissipation, compatibility to the automotive ISO norms, reliability targets and many more… Let’s have a look on his exciting project!
To develop a new fuel pump, our Nalys engineer had to plan ahead the relevant modifications and challenge the requirements with the customer. To do so, he had to be aware of the design constraints prior to write the documentation. He also had to work with experts within his team to manage the project while limiting cross-impacts on the design.
Regular communication with involved staff– Avoiding mis-understanding comes from talking directly to the technical teams on customer & supplier side.
A variety of technical challenges – A good design can only be fulfilled by taking as many factors as possible from the beginning (EMC regulations, temperature spectrum…).
Fighting the clock! – Time remains your constant enemy and must be handled using prioritarization and by setting individual milestones.
Knowing how to put your hands in the dirt – As the official design leader for your product, a big part of the job is to support all testing activities.
“Integrating this project as a first job represented a perfect opportunity to determine the direction I expect my career to evolve to. Since I had to face both managers and technical experts, I personally realized that I prefer to remain at the System Design level in order to be able to face various interesting technical challenges, combined with a wide range of technical expertise.”
Jonas - Electronic development engineer