Manufacturing Engineer (Livonia, MI)

Manufacturing Engineer

Prototype: Welding and Stamping

Direct position


$55,000 - $75,000 plus solid benefits and bonus potential


Objective of the Position: Responsible for manufacturing engineering process of prototype samples; installation of prototype process based on planned mass production process; creation of lessons learned out of prototype phases to ensure a smooth ramp up.

Essential Accountabilities: The position incumbent ensures, that

  • Get involved from Kick-off until IPT (gate 4.1).

  • Create process flow based on planned mass production process.

  • Check all sample drawings and give recommendation to ME-CTM for optimization.

  • Conduct feasibility study for prototypes (incl. supplier feedback) and explain differences in Prototyping vs. Series.

  • Procurement of prototype tooling and equipment (e.g. weld fixtures, gages, tools).

  • Initialize and track SCM for supplier sourcing (component, tooling, equipment, etc.).

  • Check fixture concept for gate 2

  • Track timetable for prototype samples

  • Report risk items to ME-CTM with immediate effect

  • Prepare and create all purchase requests for purchased parts and their corresponding tools in ERP system

  • Inform and control operators

  • Involve and get support from CoCs concerning special manufacturing trials

  • Create and prepare all production orders

  • Prepare of shipment (transport) to the customer

  • Create and provide Lessons Learned to Program Team

Secondary Accountabilities: The position incumbent ensures, that

  • Conduct all business-related activities for, and on the behalf of, the Company within the limits of applicable local, state, and federal legal requirements.

  • Provide support to, and compliance with, all local and corporate Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) policies, procedures and other HSE related requirements.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and follows all EETAM polices related to TS16949 and ISO 14001; looks for way to improve and promote quality.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirement Profile:

Professional Background / Basic Qualification / Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • Minimum 5 years' Automotive Manufacturing experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with new model launches

  • Minimum 5 years' Automotive Manufacturing experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in exhaust, robotic welding, fixturing or any combination preferred. Commercial vehicle experience is a plus.

  • Project management skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Microsoft Office & SAP.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally by car or plane.

Technical Expertise:

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.

  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts and operations, including calculations, percentages, etc.

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos, and write correspondence.

  • Analytical- Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

  • Business Acumen- Understands business implications of decisions.

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement of products for manufacturability.

  • Knowledge of engineering fundaments, mechanical systems, automotive systems, and exhaust systems.

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations.

  • Project Management- Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

  • Strives to continuously improve expertise, knowledge and skills.

Methodical Competence:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks smoothly in situations containing a moderate to high level of stress.

  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization

  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

  • The ability to follow-up on projects and ensure all items are completed on time with all necessary data required and supporting documentation.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

  • Provide packing estimates for potential acquisitions of finished product and components.

  • Strategic Thinking- Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

  • Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Interpersonal Competence:

  • Ability to be self-motivated and to work with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to effectively present information to customers, supplier, coworkers and management.

  • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints.

  • Ability to work as a Team Member towards overall company objectives. Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

  • Communicate and present proper information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Customer Service – Ability to manage difficult customers Responds promptly to their needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

  • Initiative- Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Innovation- Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets other’s attention.

  • Interpersonal skills-Focuses on solving conflict.

  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions based on gathered facts; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process, Makes timely decisions.

  • Leadership- Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.

  • Motivation- Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

  • Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with dignity, respect and consideration.

Supervisory Competence:

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Working Conditions:

  • This position involves working indoors around mechanical and hazards, fumes, irritants, with exposure to cold, heat and high noise levels under adverse conditions While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.

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