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Modeling Supervisor Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1026358

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 2-1-2017


At FCA, the Product Design Office is influential in driving our pride and passion for world-class products. Our designers help set the pace for the company by developing concepts for new and exciting driving experiences. Designers at FCA are encouraged to think bigger, push harder and continually invent and reinvent automotive technologies and designs. FCA offers designers unrivaled career opportunities in the center of automotive innovation. As our product evolves, so do our designers.

The Modeling Supervisor is responsible for supervising all aspects of model development, including assignment and development of UAW Salaried Bargaining Unit Modeling staff. The Modeling Supervisor will be assigned to one of the three functional areas in the Modeling Organization: Studio Sculpting, Milling and Digitizing or Fabrication. The Supervisor will supervise and coordinate the creation of all related details associated with the model development, including data development, hard part fabrication, installation, finishing, and painting of future automotive design proposals. Interface with studio Engineers to ensure proper set-up and data implementation. Coordinate and plan the Milling/ Digitizing group for data recording and milling activities, as well as understand program timelines and coordinate completion of established tasks. The selected candidate will also interface with Studio Design, Engineering, and planning teams to ensure collective objectives are met. Identify opportunities for process improvement with regard to studio modeling activities, and mentor lesser experienced sculptors to develop the best teams. Establish a good working rapport with UAW leadership to ensure well-coordinated activities.

We're looking for people who thrive in a fast paced environment, deliver as a way of life and are inspired to make a positive impact.

Team members are expected to establish effective working relationships, founded on trust and transparency, with our internal and external partners. Sound judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to drive decisions through consensus and influence change are a must.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8 years of automotive sculpting, fabrication or related work experience
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead teams
  • Create models from inception to completion
  • Read Engineering drawings
  • Contribute creative solutions to technical problems
  • Basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Office Suite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Business Administration, Engineering or related
  • Prior supervisory experience, especially with union workforce a plus

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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