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Product Investigator - Restraints/Interior Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028188

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 6-5-2017


Come join our FCA Vehicle Safety & Regulatory Compliance Team where we are committed to doing what's best for our customers. Be a part of a team filled with bright, resourceful and determined employees who play a vital role in FCA's regulatory development, certification and compliance activities. We are looking for Product Investigators to join our Vehicle Safety and Product Analysis team. These positions are primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive technical investigations related to vehicle safety and compliance. The Vehicle Safety and Product Analysis team is a collaborative group which works with many different functional groups to effectively manage and lead all product investigations to determine root cause and related information. 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.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with internal teams (e.g., Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Service and Legal) to gather critical data as part of the investigation
  • Lead interactions with internal and external teams to find root cause and determine corrective action plans
  • Search and analyze field data from corporate databases to support investigative work
  • Prepare documents, reports, presentations and demonstrations for discussions with management and/or governmental agencies
  • Maintain thorough and complete records on internal databases
  • Obtain components and technical information from subject matter experts necessary to support analysis

The Product Investigator is responsible for conducting comprehensive technical investigations (internal and government) on products related to vehicle safety and compliance. The selected candidate will work with and leads cross functional teams (e.g. Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Service, and Legal) to determine root cause, scope, consequence, and corrective actions. In addition, the investigator provides frequent investigation status updates and recommendations to management.

Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university (other degrees with relevant work experience may be considered)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Engineering or Passive Restraint system(airbag/Seatbelts); with experience in areas such as Releasing, Resident Engineering, Quality, etc.
  • Strong behavioral skills: Ability to make tough decisions and reach for discontinuity
  • Shainin and/or DFSS background a plus
  • Knowledge of FMVSS/CMVSS regulations
  • Technical Writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet aggressive deadlines
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university preferred

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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