Tanalp Can

Design Engineer (Automotive)

28 years • Istanbul


Mechanical engineer with 3 year OEM experience at automotive industry focused on interior trim. During the professional career; product development, manufacturing, creative solutions, value management and cost reduction are the key responsibilities. Involved several international projects, as both team player and project leader. Currently working at Ford Otosan, seeking new opportunities as design & release engineer in UK.


Plastic Part Design ExperienceDFMEAProject ManagementWERSGD&TCatiaSolidWorksAnsysAIMSLaunch


Product Development Engineer

03-2015 - NowEnergy / Materials / MechanicsKey Responsibilities • Designing interior trim parts, DFMA, choosing materials, performance and material specs • Preparation of DV (Design verification) and PV (Product verification) test plans • Following PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) status and PPAP timing plans to achieve program metric requirements • Root cause analysis, leading permanent corrective actions and interim corrective actions to support builds events in International and National Ford Plants • BOM (Bill of material) validation • Part release, design changes and usage corrections thru WERS System, CATIA and Teamcenter • Investigation of new materials and technology for new projects and serial production to create improvement and cost saving opportunities • Attending international and domestic benchmark and teardown events to find improvement or cost saving opportunities Projects & Responsibilities • Feb 2018 – Present Body Interior Hard Trim, Seat & Restraint TVM Engineer • Jun 2017 – Jan 2018 18MY V363 Ebony Ford Transit Ebony Colour Change Project Body Interior Lead Engineer o Responsible parts: All interior trim content; IP, floor mats, scuffs, seats o Awarded by Ford Otosan to achieve great program metrics in limited time • Aug 2016 – Feb 2018 18MY V362 MCA Ford Custom Facelift Project Body Interior Hard Trim Launch Engineer o Responsible parts: Pillar trims, scuffs, hard boards, rain sensor cover, overhead console o Working as a member of Ford EU - UK body interior team • Dec 2015 – Aug 2016 Body Interior Hard Trim TVM Lead Engineer • Oct 2015 – Aug 2016 16.5MY V36X ICA Panther Ford Transit Eco Blue Engine Project Body Interior Hard Trim Engineer o Responsible parts: Rear quarter trim, sliding door trim, pillar trim, rain sensor covers, overhead shelf, interior lightning • Mar 2015 – Dec 2015 16MY V363 Ford Transit Rear Overhead Shelf Project Body Interior Hard Trim Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

06-2014 - 03-2015 Design /UX / UI• Pressure vacuum valve design for cargo tanks • Water jet design for amphibious vehicles • Unique drive shaft system design for merchant ships Key Responsibilities • Research on homologation requirements • System design • 3D CAD modelling via SolidWorks • Material selection • Component selection (bearings, bushes, etc.) • Structural analysis via ANSYS Mechanical • Prototype production • Test organization for product validation and certification

Education & training

Yeditepe University

2008 - 2014 Bachelor's Degree Istanbul, TurkeyDesign / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

My qualities

Team player

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Turkish

    Native language