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Resident Engineer Lead - Body / Exterior Job, Sterling Heights, MI

Job Number: 1027818

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Date Posted: 5-4-2017


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The Quality organization is currently seeking a skilled, solutions-oriented Lead Resident Engineer to join FCA's Corporate Quality Team at Sterling Heights, Michigan. The Lead Resident Engineer will report to the Resident Engineering Manager of Corporate Quality and lead will a team of 3 to 4 Engineers in to provide support to all quality systems, technical expertise, and support hourly and manufacturing salary personnel at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant facility. As a Lead, you will need to collaborate with plant manufacturing and Engineering operations to champion quality systems, and improvements in all functional areas. The Lead Engineer will be required to provide support with advanced problem solving, engineering, and knowledge to identify risks to establish risk mitigation plans and to resolve production and quality system deficiencies. The selected candidate will oversee and review project deliverables throughout the project lifecycle ensuring the product meets or exceeds customers' needs and expectations.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead a team of 3 to 4 engineers, responsible to meet the Quality KPI's
  • Support Corporate Quality objectives/deliverables and communicate customer demands to all groups involved to ensure organizational success
  • Provide expert technical leadership in coordinating and directing cross functional teams in the application of quality initiatives
  • Provide clear direction to skilled and non-skilled trades in the operation of product testing and evaluation to generate necessary quality test data
  • Collaborate and lead internal and external resources to maintain strong customer relationships with dedication to the program schedule
  • Protect product design intent and function while assisting with identification and solutions of manufacturing constraints
  • Deliver statistical analysis of data on competition, customer direction, product performance, employee performance and perception of the customer to the manufacturing team members
  • Provide technical direction to employees regarding root cause analysis, issue resolution and establish corrective actions serving as the subject matter expert (SME) within the manufacturing facility
  • Interpret released engineering designs, specifications, materials and standards for hourly and salary personnel
  • Engineer process variation reduction
  • Employ advanced problem solving expertise to correct unfavorable variances and communicate alternative measures to mitigate engineering, timing and/or financial issues
  • Empowered (hold authority) to cease and commence product related activities in relation to quality related issues
  • Lead teams to identify risks/hazards associated with product designs, processes, applications, applying lessons learned, and assist in the generation of FMEA's and associated Control Plans
  • Provide supervision necessary to perform, administer or direct rework/repair methods and processes in compliance with engineering standards 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited university (other degree, in combination with relevant experience may be considered)
  • 5 years of experience and subject matter expert in one of the following areas: BIW, electrical, interior, or chassis
  • Well-versed in Excel, PowerPoint and MS Access
  • Effective presentation/public speaking skills
  • Experienced with problem solving tools
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and teach others
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate details from executive level to plant staff level
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work off shift hours as necessary
  • Self-motivated and directed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Background in LEAN manufacturing principles or World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and problem solving techniques
  • Formal reactive problem solving training (i.e. Green Belt/Black Belt/Master Black Belt/ Six Sigma / Shainin/ Kepner Trego, etc.) 
  • 5 yrs + Design or Resident Engineering experience with Body or Exterior Systems

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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