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Chassis Systems Cost Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028507

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 7-6-2017


The Chassis Systems Component Cost Engineer is responsible for component cost throughout program life for assigned commodities; setting piece cost and investment targets, negotiation support for new business placement and design changes. Working from BOM, drawings and/or samples the individual must be able to develop technical cost and investment/tooling models for chassis components and systems using activity based costing methodologies. He/she will provide subject matter expertise to support engineering and purchasing at working levels and to executive leadership. The Cost Engineer must be curious, persistent and innovative. The selected candidate must have the ability to analyze supplier quotes and reach agreement on appropriate piece cost and tooling cost using activity based costing. The selected candidate must understand elements of piece cost and investment for various manufacturing processing typical to produce assigned commodities. The Chassis Systems Component Cost Engineer will work with the Chassis Tooling/Process Cost Engineer. The Chassis Tooling/Process Cost Engineer is responsible for approval of tooling in FCA system and asset verification of tooling after tooling has been built.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, college-level education with relevant, or 20+ years tooling experience with apprenticeship/journeyman card
  • 3 years of experience with activity based costing and/or quoting
  • 3 years of automotive chassis component manufacturing, tooling design or costing experience
  • Solid leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and SharePoint
  • Available for day trips with possible overnight travel are required, potential international travel
  • Proficient in Teamcenter
  • Strong negotiation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business or Engineering or MBA
  • Experience with chassis components design and functions
  • Understanding of production implementation and processes for chassis components and assembly tooling 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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