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Manufacturing Engineer Job, Kokomo, IN

Job Number: 1028340

Location: Kokomo, IN

Date Posted: 6-14-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Manufacturing Engineer to join the Quality team at the Indiana Transmission Plant in Kokomo, IN. The Manufacturing Engineer is a salary-represented role and will be a part of the UAW bargaining unit. The Manufacturing Engineer will lead and support the continuous use of production quality practical problem solving methods and processes for major quality issues arising from gauging, production, control plans, dimensional issues, quality check routes, leak test, and function along-conformances. The selected candidate will provide timely feedback to Manufacturing Operations on problems identified for actions to be taken quickly to immediately address quality issues. The selected individual will present outstanding teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform root cause analysis of quality issues from machining, assembly, or warranty returns utilizing advanced problem solving tools
  • Perform analysis of scrap, establish priority based on top issues for quality and cost
  • Utilize problem solving tools to reduce scrap as a lead or member of the team
  • Conduct capability studies on machines and processes to ensure robustness of the product
  • Develop standardized work for production operators, including boundary samples for reference
  • Report to management using quality indicator data to eliminate or mitigate the Quality issues
  • Facilitate meetings between various functions that impact product quality

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Quality, Engineering, or Manufacturing (other 4 year technical degrees in combination with relevant experience may be considered)
  • Flexibility to work on a pattern crew schedule over two shifts, including weekends 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Quality experience in powertrain manufacturing
  • Experience in quality systems development and management, in a production environment
  • Familiar with GD&T, SPC, CDS, MQAS (ISO9000 / 14001), PSO, and PPAP
  • Exceptional PC Skills --- Lotus Notes, Catia Applications, and all MS Office Applications
  • Formal Quality Systems management training/knowledge highly desired
  • Ability to work well in cross functional teams and can coordinate communications between various organizations to balance product
  • Functional requirements and production process capabilities
  • Ability to collect and synthesize data into information and communicate clearly to all levels of management for immediate action and decision

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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