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Rack Design Engineer Job, Sterling Heights, MI

Job Number: 1028740

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Date Posted: 7-17-2017


The Rack Design Engineer (Specialized Returnable Packaging constructed of steel) will manage the rack design timeline of each shipping and sequence rack through a Tier-1 supplier, a rack design house, and, if required, through a prototype rack fabricator. The Engineer will provide cost effective racks that will optimize density and logistics to ship a quality part. In addition to these designs, the Engineer will be required to meet WCM, Ergonomics and Safety requirements and will support manufacturing processes and timing. The Engineer will manage 5-10 Project Engineers to ensure they are meeting the rack design timing plan. The typical workload will have this engineer responsible for an estimated 150 rack designs throughout the year at an average cost of $6000 per design.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Minimum of 6 months' experience in material handling rack fabrication, rack design, or material handling program management
  • Familiarity with Advance Manufacturing Engineering and Ergonomic related part positions
  • Understanding how and where a rack should be fixtured/dimensioned to ensure rack build quality
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Packaging or equivalent technical degree
  • Experience with robotically loaded and unloaded racks
  • Experience in WCM training
  • Training in and experience using lean manufacturing principals
  • Familiarity with rack fabrication supply base
  • Experience with SAP/PentaSAP
  • Automotive material handling experience

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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