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Tooling Engineer Job, Sterling Heights, MI

Job Number: 1027950

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Date Posted: 5-16-2017


The Tooling Engineer will be responsible for the complete part process and development including: quality, tooling, equipment purchase and installation, error and mistake proofing, part tracking, part follow up, and project management. Responsibilities will also include, but not limited to determining the complete tooling requirements to produce a world class manufactured part, including costs estimates, and vendor quotations. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Procuring all required tooling and equipment; specifying the type and quantity of machine required for each operation, required tooling, fixtures, and gauges
  • Determining the proper take time and the number of pieces per hour that can be produced
  • Aiding in design of special tools, and working with responsible parties for equipment arrangement and installation
  • Managing engineering changes for production parts after launch; providing time studies with information needed for labor cost estimates and provide planning with information regarding starting dates, changeover dates and production capacity
  • Investigating customer, production suggestions/issues and working with team leaders to support production to make improvements
  • Continuous quality improvements using Kaizens and other quality improvement tools (the term "tools" includes patterns, dies, jigs, fixtures, machine tools or special equipment)
  • Engaging in the initial phases of engineering to determine the complete machine and tooling required for complex or comprehensive operations on production parts and assemblies
  • Performing general duties described for process engineers, including the completion of complex and comprehensive projects


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, BSME or equivalent BS in a related technical discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics)
  • Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, or completion of an engineering co-op/internship
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • English language competency required with good communication skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to work any shift, weekends and overtime as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field
  • Possess strong problem solving skills (SPC, DOE, Kaizen, and root cause analysis)
  • Knowledgeable in areas of mistake proofing and problem solving techniques (MQP process, SPC, PFMEA, and FMEAC, part print reading, GDT Tolerances)


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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