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Powertrain Quality - Engine Platform Manager Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1026905

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 3-3-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Powertrain Quality - Engine Platform Manager to join the Quality team at the FCA Headquarters and Tech Center. The Powertrain Quality - Engine Platform Manager is responsible for managing Quality Engineering group activities and the teaching and diffusion of quality tools and world class manufacturing methods. The selected individual will have experience in managing cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of the entire automotive engineering, manufacturing, and quality landscape. The candidate must be high energy, hands on individual with strength of convictions- a self-confident leader who, in part due to his/her personal presence, style, and demeanor, effectively sells ideas and solutions to others. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with platform management to execute new and/or current program delivery
  • Manage resources to resolve launch quality issues and manage continuous improvement activities
  • Develop program specific quality strategies using benchmark product information
  • Provide an independent confirmation of the design, test, manufactured, and purchased component processes
  • Ensure completion to an acceptable standard to deliver a quality product to the customer at launch
  • Ensure launched products exceed customer expectations as measured in the six types of Quality
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Strong communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals, and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Display effective communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
  • Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
  • Drive team success by clarifying expectations and minimizing political hurdles
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (other 4 year technical degrees, in combination with relevant experience may be considered)
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Experience in at least one of the three following areas: manufacturing, quality, engineering
  • Proficient in Microsoft Software: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Experience working in a lean/flat organization with cross functional skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher in Engineering, Quality Management, or an MBA
  • Supervisory experience is desired
  • Past powertrain and quality experience is strongly desired
  • Manufacturing, design release and or supplier quality experience are also desired
  • Knowledge of engines, transmissions and driveline components strongly desired 

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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