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Communications Specialist Job, Sterling Heights, MI

Job Number: 1028444

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Date Posted: 6-26-2017


The Communications Specialist will be responsible for leading all communications activities in the plant and oversee the newsletter including develop content, look and feel. The person in this position will be the "ghost" writer for Plant Manager, World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Manager and Human Resources (HR) Manager articles. The Specialist will support other areas for consistent messaging, branding and provide current and informative content. Additional responsibilities:

  • Provide Plant Manager, WCM Manager, and HR/PD Manager messaging to communicate with employees: Performance Factory System, Andon, power point, recognition ceremonies, etc.
  • Audits, tours, visits, etc.
  • Support WCM projects -- suggestion blitzes, training, etc.
  • Oversee video projects
  • Lead implementation and /or continuation of Head Heart and Hands (HHH) values
  • Support development of core values
  • Drive visual campaign
  • Enhance culture
  • Support Plant Manager, WCM, HR, Center Managers, Shift Managers, Supervisors, Team Leader's to incorporate HHH into the fabric of the plant and work within budget
  • Serve as liaison to Corporate WCM Communications
  • Provide stories for Scoop.
  • Serve as member of FCA US LLC Communicators' Network
  • Attend WCM Integration events
  • Lead additional plant activities -- employee engagement
  • Community service activities
  • Support open house/family days
  • Work closely with UAW appointed communications representative
  • Team building events

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to work any shift and overtime, as required
  • Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor employee team members
  • Proficient skills in all Microsoft Office products (i.e. Access database, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years related manufacturing experience in a manufacturing/automotive environment, preferably in vehicle assembly
  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and/or Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experience in applying the different methodologies
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of employees (shop floor to plant manager) to assist, coach and mentor projects for the proper transfer of knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Must be energetic, motivated and self-directed
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Excellent problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Hardworking, technical, goal-oriented, team-oriented, reliable, and a fast learner

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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