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Jobs in Automotive

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Your career in Automotive

Brunel works with some of the largest and most renowned Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive industry. The role of Tier 1 companies is crucial in the automotive supply chain, providing numerous parts and services to the leading OEMs. OEMs can then focus on the assembly, advertisement and sale of their automobiles.

Brunel’s Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Healthcare insurance (From Day 1 of employment)
  • PTO
  • Holidays
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Our core profiles

Our core profiles

Controls Engineer

Controls engineers are responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of production lines and manufacturing facilities. A controls engineer will design and install controls systems that will increase the efficiency and productivity of an assembly line. On top of this, routine inspection and maintenance of equipment will also be one of their main responsibilities. 

Solidworks Designer

Solidworks designers are responsible for designing the machines that design the cars. With innovation being a key factor in the automotive industry, there is a constant demand for new machines to be designed.

Location: Southfield, MI

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    Solidworks Designer


Growth in Automotive Jobs over last 5 years

$447 Billion

Revenue produced worldwide in 2017

73.5 million units

Passenger vehicles produced globally in 2017


  • After a decline at the end of the last decade, automobile production has increased steadily year upon year with global production of passenger vehicles reaching 73.5 million units in 2017. 
  • With increased production has come an increase in revenue. The so called ‘big three’ manufacturers in Detroit bringing in a combined revenue of $447 Billion worldwide in 2017.


  • In Detroit, 2017 led to a total of 1.7 million cars rolling off 11 different assembly lines – accounting for just less than 15% of US production.
  • Detroit is home to over 1600 automotive manufacturing related companies and 17 OEM headquarters.
  • The number of jobs has grown by 16.4% over the last 5 years, and is forecasted to grow a further 3% by 2022.
  • In 2013, the big three spent a combined $51.2 Billion on purchases from Michigan suppliers.
  • In 2017, the average salary for automotive jobs in Detroit was $81,000. This figure is 43% higher than that of the national average.

Future of the Industry

  • Self-driving cars
  • Michigan’s largest self-driving test site opens in 2018
  • 1st state to enact policies to legalise self-driving cars
  • Plans for 350+ miles of freeway to be self-driving compatible by 2019

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Cindy King

Recruitment Manager


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