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Technical Cost Reduction Engineer - Interiors Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1026614

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 2-28-2017

 

The Technical Cost Reduction Engineer will be responsible for planning, validating and implementing cost reduction activities and projects to meet technical cost reduction targets. The Technical Cost Reduction Engineer will work with Interior engineering and other cross-functional teams to generate ideas, study feasibility and execute changes to reduce material costs with no degradation in quality or customer experience. The selected candidate will coordinate projects including oversight of all aspects of the project. The Engineer will also set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor and summarize project progress, prepare reports for upper management on project status, and lead and direct the work of matrix teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical (or equivalent) Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in automotive product development
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in program or project management for an automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams (Product Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, Design Office)
  • Excellent ability to present ideas and concepts for cost savings to all levels of management
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and lead projects to completion
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter

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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