SMT Operations Manager

SMT Operations Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

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Base salary level is 110,000 – 140,000 plus bonus eligibility

relocation expenses are available

Job Description
Operations Manager Needed for a Privately Held, Automotive Tier One Supplier Located in the Greater Chicago Area.

A profitable and growing client of many years has asked my team to locate a talented and high achieving SMT Operations Manager for their facility in the Northern Chicagoland area. I am reaching out to you before it is released into the network to gauge your interest in this outstanding opportunity with a stable company that has minimal turnover.

The company is a $500M, privately held, debt free, automotive tier one supplier with a global footprint that manufactures and assembles automotive electrical systems/components. The company has unique expertise in their market and, at the companies’ request, will only be shared with interested and qualified candidates.

Major Duties and Job Responsibilities:
The Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and productive work environment ensuring customers receive quality products and services. The Operations Manager will integrate manufacturing, engineering and customer support activities to support the achievement of corporate goals and objectives.
Drive the capture of new business by creating the environment and inspiring the manufacturing teams’ mindset to develop and implement new technologies and innovative production methods while working collaboratively with the commercial group both locally and on global programs
Work collectively with management staff, and other company stakeholders to set strategic initiatives and direction.
Lead and ensure that our operations in the Americas are carried out in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Shareholder Guiding Expectations of the company and applicable laws.
Develop and execute business practices that drive continuous improvement and year over year lower total cost of operations.
Improve business systems and practices by implementing strategic initiatives, such as program management competencies, Lean, six sigma disciplines.
Implement a manufacturing strategy that focuses operations on core competencies, and directs capabilities toward creating Centers of Excellence of technical services that manages business processes/solutions across the entire supply chain.
Maintain a positive rapport with all levels of the organization, which fosters and promotes a good work ethic, maintains high levels of morale and encourages a participatory style of management.
Ensure that environmental, health, and safety concerns meet or exceed acceptable criteria in accordance with policies and guidelines.
Plan, coordinate, and integrate manufacturing, engineering, quality, and customer support activities with the rest of the company functional areas, as a whole, to achieve corporate objectives and goals. This includes interactions with: Product Development, Sales, Purchasing, Accounting and Finance, Research and Development and IT.
Ensure the customer receives quality products and services meeting or exceeding their expectations including production parts, prototypes, samples, kick-offs, quotations, and solutions to their issues and concerns.
Organize and prioritize the global tasks to be undertaken by manufacturing, engineering, quality, and customer support. Motivate employees to act in the best interest of the company to achieve overall goals and objectives.
Attend to on-going operations including staffing, coordinating, controlling, enforcing policy, trouble shooting, and giving clear direction to the manufacturing operation including engineering, quality, and customer support. Improve and maintain profit margin, productivity and efficiency of the products manufactured by the company and maintain metrics for the business performance of the operations.
Communicate policy and company guidelines to all personnel and enforce the adherence to these guidelines. Lead and coordinate the training efforts of supervisors and managers to interpret these guidelines and utilize them to make decisions that are fair, consistent, and motivating to the employees of the company.
Develop and build resources by recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, compensating, rewarding, defining and assigning roles, and setting clear objectives and expectations. Develop plant and equipment resources with the investment of human resource talent and/or capital investment dollars. Establish and implement staffing plan, compensation plan, and capital budget plan.
Job Requirements
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is preferred, open to other technical.
Proven track record of Lean Manufacturing experience with results well documented on resume.
5 + years experience in a manufacturing leadership role.
Proven track record of coaching, mentoring and lead talent performance to achieve business goals.

In addition to what is above, the Ideal candidates will have a resume well documented with:
5 + years experience in a manufacturing leadership role serving the automotive SMT components industry.
Track record of coaching, mentoring and leading talent performance, development, and continuity for a manufacturing firm.
Good job stability

Salary range is based on experience and I will present the salary you require for this position.
Relocation assistance is available.

If you meet the requirements and are interested, please respond with a current resume as a Microsoft Word attachment. My team will review your qualifications and if there is a match with our clients’ needs I will contact you directly, please include a telephone number and your email address.

All information will be held in complete confidence and nothing will be sent to the client without your consent. If there is not an immediate match, your records will be updated with your information and I will contact you when I have an opportunity that matches your qualifications on a future search.

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Location: Chicago, Il

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

$70-90K base

Automotive experience is ideal, not required

JOB DESCRIPTION QUALITY ENGINEER

SOURCE OF SUPERVISION QUALITY MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Quality Manager, provides quality-assurance support to an assigned program and/or area to ensure that the product is built in accordance with customer and division quality requirements while maintaining production flow.

Education Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline preferred.
• Excellent communication and effective human relations skills.
• Prefer 2 – 7 years of quality engineering or manufacturing engineering experience in an automated mass production environment. Knowledge of plating, plastic molding, metal stamping and/or welding desired. Some knowledge of soldering, electronic components and PCB assembly is helpful.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to provide a logical judgment of potential solutions and convince others of its validity. Decisions may involve establishment of precedents.
• Strong hands on experience in TS 16949
• Implementation of the system or Administrator of the system
• Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word and Excel and Access).
• Working knowledge of various problem solving techniques (i.e. paretos, cause and effect, histograms, etc.). Familiarity with the implementation of use of various charts, corrective action programs, simple DOE, and other SPC tools.
• Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with others.
• Ability to learn, understand and adhere to all applicable safety precautions and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensures that the division’s and customers’ quality requirements are met on assigned products, programs, areas and functions. Participates in the review of manufacturing, test and supplier documentation to ensure that those requirements are fulfilled. Includes a review of product drawings, process procedures, test procedures, procurement documents, quality manuals and inspection analyses.
• Ensures that product quality is attained in the assigned product group or program through fulfillment of workmanship standards and quality-program requirements. Provides inspection analyses to assist the inspection process and plays a key role serving as “referee” in making “accept” or “reject” decisions of materials and finished goods.
• Prepares various reports for management on various quality related issues/problems or trends in the assigned area or product based on data from a variety of sources. Develops and documents various quality procedures such as visual inspection workmanship standards. Reviews quality trends associated with a product or program, and participates in the generation and implementation of defect-reduction programs. Such trend information is available from formal sources such as the quality data system, and informally through frequent interaction with inspectors and production personnel to determine quality problems.
• Handles all Warrantee Returns (per Procedure SOP # TBD), including the logging of complaint into appropriate database, testing or coordination of testing to establish root cause, and report of findings.
• Performs audits and identifies the root causes of problems and institutes corrective actions. Typical corrective actions may include changes to work guidance sheets, generation of corrective action reports, (8D, 7D,5P), installation of fixtures, changes in workstations, changes in inspection analyses and changes to process procedures. For formal Corrective Action vehicles, QE determines appropriate action team, logs Corrective action in database, and distributes to team for response.
• Follows up on all open corrective action issues to assure timeliness in completion, accuracy of content. Audits open issue to assure correct closure, including linkage to and update of specific Customer or client control plans or FMEA’s.
• Closes all corrective actions, whether customer or internal and coordinates distribution of findings to appropriate parties.
• Maintains and updates all project tracking vehicles in appropriate databases to assure projects are timely and content is correct and thorough.
• Develops and maintains all client quality metrics as required for regular systematic review (TS16949, ISO 14001, Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Performance Status.)
• Works with other departments to assure all aspects of test, review, data accumulation and distribution are handled in an expeditious manner in line with customer requirements.
• Responsible to initiate or take on continuous improvement projects as they relate to the electronic design, or impact on Quality or Production.
• May visit supplier functions to evaluate adherence to company’s quality requirements for products or systems. Recommendation based on visits may determine if, or under what conditions the company will do business with a supplier.
• Performs other job related and support activities as required.

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Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer(s)

FIVE openings
3 entry ( 40-50K plus )

Location: Troy, MI

near Troy suburbs

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$75,000 – 110,000K base

Ideally one experienced and one fairly inexperienced. For the experienced, someone with 3-5 years in the PDE roll with some plastics should be ok. As always looking for the right person, not someone with all the boxes checked. Below are the top “three” for each position.

Experienced Engineer:

1) Experience w/ engineering and overseeing the design of injection molding of plastic products
a. prefer automotive products
b. interior and/or exterior trim a plus
c. knowledge of tooling or plastics helpful as well.
2) A good understanding of the product engineering role in the product development process for North American OEMs (APQP) and the ability to manage it.
3) Experience with DFM and GD&T.

Non experience:

1) BS in engineering, mechanical or similar.
2) Some level of CAD experience (ability to complete design studies or develop concepts)
3) Great if they have any level of experience with the 3 items listed for the experienced engineer.

Product Development Engineer

The Engineering Department at Global client headquarters in SE Michigan is searching for an engineering professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

This position is responsible for providing the required technical direction and focus necessary to support the award, development and launch of new programs and product applications with the automotive OEM’s.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for the development and validation of designs that meet the performance and appearance specifications of the customer
• Responsible to deliver design to client manufacturing plants that are feasible and can be produced at quoted or better profit margins
• Develop innovative design solutions that can be used as a competitive advantage for both client and the customers
• Direct and assist assigned design personnel with day to day responsibilities on new programs.
• Work with the appropriate legal staff to protect intellectual property as required
• Responsible for drafting and maintaining applicable engineering request documents specific to assigned projects, including DFMEA, DVP&R, product drawings and GD&T requirements
• Responsible for conducting brainstorming events and developing initial design concepts for new program activity
• Responsible for facilitating customer and internal design reviews
• Responsible for reviewing Statement of Work / Requirements to ensure that designs meet customer expectations.
• Initiate test requests as necessary
• Must be able to express thoughts clearly and present technical details of our design concepts and technologies
• Responsible for identifying any critical characteristics during the initial design phase that may be required for the part design
• Responsible for working with component suppliers or tier ones as required
• Support day to day problem solving as required
• Support commercial teams in developing customer relationships
• Support R&D or Strategic Plan activity as required

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelors of Science degree preferred
• 0-5 years or more experience
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Customer required applications
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, clients and the general public.

Test Engineering Manager

Test Engineering Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

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$90,000 – $120,000 plus bonus eligibility (relocation expenses are available)

JOB DESCRIPTION TEST ENGINEERING MANAGER

SOURCE OF SUPERVISION
JOB SUMMARY

Receives general direction from the Production Manager. Conducts environmental, operational or performance tests on electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, general industrial or experimental products for automotive equipment.

Education Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree • • Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience in LEAN manufacturing and it’s principles
• 5-6 years Management experience
• Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word and Excel).
• 3-5 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong technical skills as related to testing equipment
• Ability to learn, understand and adhere to all applicable safety precautions and procedures.

• Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with others.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Designs and directs engineering and technical personnel in fabrication of testing and test control apparatus and equipment. Directs and coordinates engineering activities regarding development, procurement, installation and calibration of instruments, equipment and control devises required to test, telemeter, record, and reduce test data. Determines conditions under which tests are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations. Directs and exercises control over operational, functional, and performance phases of tests. Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve testing problems for example product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and data interpretation considering such factors as conditions under which test was conducted and instrumentation, procedures and phase of test used to obtain and record data. Analyzes and interprets test data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel. Testing engineers are classified by field of engineering. May also use computer assisted engineering software and equipment.

Automotive Industry knowledge is a big plus

BSEE Would be ideal

Team of 28 technical associates

Business Unit Manager

Commercial Sales Business Unit Manager

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

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base salary $100 – $125 k plus bonus eligibility and car allowance

General Position Summary

This position directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization with consultation of the Sr. Coordinator to achieve corporate objectives and to ensure market competitiveness and organizational excellence by performing the following

Essential Job Functions Strategic Management
1 Provides management and supervision over an OEM sales entity in all of our company territory.
2 Responsible for maximizing revenue and effectively managing costs, labor and cash control.
3 Formulates sales goals that correspond to budgets and meet corporate goals.
4 Develops and executes strategic plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of the Company.
5 Reviews and monitors expenditures to ensure that they conform to budget limitations.
6 Prepares monthly operational and sales reports for corporate officers by obtaining and compiling various data.
7 Confers with corporate officers to discuss performance and operational aspects of the business unit.

Operations Management
1 Ensures that all policies and procedures are developed and that business plan strategies, time lines, goals, etc. are monitored and followed.
2 Coordinates Sales and Engineering in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Company.
3 Develops operations policies, procedures and standards related to quality control, cost and budget controls, data retention, etc.
4 Delegates and advises departmental managers regarding the company’s corporate philosophy and business practices.
5 Presents to corporate officers matters requiring decisions regarding operational activities.
6 Maintains and/or approves the office lease/contracts, equipment, materials and supplies in accordance with the company policy.
7 Responsible for implementing and insuring compliance for all applicable company regulations required for Risk Reduction and acceptable international accounting practices

OEM COMMERCIAL Sales and Marketing Management (Main priority)
1 Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate profit and volume goals.
2 Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
3 Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, price, schedules, and discount rates.
4 Meets with customers, maintaining relationships, negotiating, continuing deals and getting new business.
5 Identify required relationships in customer base and build on them in customer’s all department that our company needs by continuing to listen and deliver recognized value to the customers
6 Identify and lead tactics to win target jobs in each market
7 Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
8 Determines customer viability and potential for new business.
9 Reviews and analyzes periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion, and past due accounts reports.
10 Directs collection activities regarding delinquent accounts.
11 Directs and/or handles investigation and resolution of customer problems.
12 Develops all advertising and sales promotional material including pricing.
13 Responsible for implementing and maintaining all sales agreements with customers.
14 Manage delivery status.
15 Manages, negotiates and selects transportation companies for incoming and outgoing inventory.
16 Manages, negotiates and selects packing materials for delivery to customer.
17 Communicate with other internal department is included group company to advance salese activity.
18 Supoport acctivity by other internal department is included group company to achieve company goals.
19 Main contact person as Sales to customers in our company terittory.

Engineering Management
1 Establishs and maintains budget for Engineering, Product Development and Research in all of our company territory.
2 Directs and guides engineering, program management and sales group in all of our company territory towards successful accomplishment of goals by developing and executing strategy for growth and increased business.
3 Identify required relationships in customer base and build on them in customer’s all Engineering by continuing to listen and deliver recognized value to the customers
4 Coordinates transfer of product and process technology from Japan to our company terittory.
5 Identify market needs in our company terittory and how client fills those needs.
6 Grows, educates and builds a happy and motivated engineering team with understood roles as needed in our compant terittory.
7 Main contact person as Engineering to customers in our company terittory.

Management & Supervisory
1 Monitors and reviews employees’ work activities through individual, departmental and group meetings to ensure that all activities are proceeding smoothly as planned.
2 Motivates, develops and mentors employees for improved job performance.
3 Monitors the team’s performance to ensure that the team stays on schedule and meets their performance expectations; provides feedback to staff.
4 Responsible for all of the team’s assigned duties and acts as backup in case a staff member is absent or as necessary.
5 Controls and approves employee time off schedules and overtime work.
6 Conducts hiring interviews, performance reviews, and disciplinary meetings and makes departmental personnel decision through consultation with the Sr. Coordinator.
7 Analyzes and controls expenditures of the department to conform to budgetary requirements.
8 Designs, implements and prepares instructions regarding the operational policies and procedures for the department; manages and monitors them to meet company requirements.
9 Follows company policies and procedures regarding management duties.

Other & Miscellaneous
1 Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
2 Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by senior management.
3 Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
4 Reports all irregular issues and problems to supervisors for solution.
5 Maintains good communication with supervisors, other staff members and outside contacts.
6 Achieves positive relationships with customers, visitors, and all levels of company staff; treats others with respects and courtesy.
7 Complies with all company policies and procedures.
8 Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area. Job Dimensions (skills, knowledge & abilities)

Essential Job Skills
1 Leadership – Makes and communicates difficult decisions to coordinate and unify groups of people to achieve a desired business objective.
2 Employee Development – Provides ongoing guidance and positive reinforcement to improve employee performance. Understands the strengths and weaknesses of employees of employees and fosters their development and learning by focusing on individual developmen
3 Supervisory & Delegation – Provides performance goals, gives timely and accurate feedback, delegates work when appropriate, appraise performance fairly and frequently, monitor work and handle problems.
4 Interpersonal Skills – Gets along with internal and external personnel, customers and others while getting the job done. Interpersonal skills include everything from communication and listening skills to attitude and deportment.
5 Multi-culture(Japanese, Latin, American) Understanding- Recognizes and can work effecftively within the international nature of our stock holders,management, suppliers, employees, and customers.
6 Ethics and Integrity – Treats others fairly and with respect; takes responsibility for own work, including problems and issues; identifies ethical dilemmas and conflict of interest situations and takes action to avoid and prevent them.
7 Workforce Management – Delegates tasks according to ability; provides feedback on performance; helps staff define clear objectives; delegates enough work; delegates authority; encourages independence; sets clear deadlines.
8 Risk Management – Is willing to take a chance; assesses the comfort level of participants, group, and stakeholders before decision is made; creates options with levels of risk identified.
9 Business Acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, development in business and information affecting the client organization and the Company; is aware of how strategies and tactics work
10 Strategic Planning – Conceives and presents business plans which include contingencies, options, budgets, goals and measurement metrics, aimed at achieving a complex and important business outcome.

Qualifications Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) ( Technical /Engineering degree is highly preferred) in any related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least ten years of previous experience in the automotive OEM parts supplier market calling on the Big three.

Three to Five years of supervisory management experience would be ideal.

Tools/Equipment General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, scanner, personal computer, etc.

Software includes the use of Windows operating system and MS Office applications. Mobile communications equipment including laptop computer, cellular phone, etc. Certificates / Licenses Driver’s License Supervisory Responsibilities Yes. Supervises supervisory and non-exempt level employees. Work Environment & Physical Demands Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Work is performed in an office environment with quiet to moderate noise levels.

EE Senior Manager

Senior Manager, EE Department

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

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Automotive experience is required
Electrical/Electronics experience is required
Leadership experience is required

This position will have direct leadership of up to 6 Managers and a team of 45 total reporting to them.

The qualified individual with have a combination of the following skills/expertise:
Hardware Engineering
Software Engineering
EMBEDDED hands-on leadership*
Mechatronics
Management
Technical savvy
Maturity
Automotive OEM and supplier level Customer liaison
Production programs
Technical Leader/Manager
Human Resource responsibilities
Engine, Powertrain, Driveline related electro-mechanical and/or Electrical experience would be ideal

A full detailed job description is currently being writtten.

10-25 years of experience is desired
BSEE is desired
Advanced degree is preferred, not required.

No relocation expenses are available at this time.

Interviews will begin on this position on or before June 30, 2014

Comfort range is Base $140-160k, plus bonus, etc, etc

Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer

Location: Shelby Township, MI

50-65K base plus

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GENERAL SUMMARY:

Primary responsibility for project development of assigned company and customer programs from concept to production. Technical translation of customer needs into product design and manufacturing specifications. Execution of engineering tasks and facilitation of program activities within timing and budget constraints.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Support the client Mission and Strategic Plan.

New Program Job Functions:

Support quoting meetings through surface area and volume calculations, preliminary BOM’s, material recommendations, molding productivity;

Provide engineering analysis as required (FEA, mold flow, static and dynamic analysis, tolerance analysis (GD&T), prototype, test and development);

Select preliminary purchased parts to support total design;

Provide support for tooling and manufacturing engineering.

Develop Value Equations with an Account Manager to show the benefits of client systems

Actively participate and lead Innovation activities including developing new ideas and concepts and managing new system validation and integration.

· Design new products and maintain existing products utilizing 3D modeling (solids & surfacing) and 2D drawings with SolidWorks and/or Pro-E Design software.

· Provide technical assistance in face-to-face customer meetings and translate customer needs into product and manufacturing specifications.

· Provide engineering documentation to releasing authority: obtain part numbers, generate preliminary and final BOM’s in BPCS & PLEX, generate final engineering drawings, and support ECR activities as required.

· Execute Design FMEA’s, design verification, and support APQP requirements.

· Assist in early production trials of new tooling programs, providing direction, deviations, general support.

· Support quality systems and operating procedures as outlined in the Quality Assurance Manual and Department Work Instructions.

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Attend seminars and training.

· Participate in VA/VE teams to achieve identified objectives.

EDUCATIONAL & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

· B.S. in an accredited engineering program and 2 to 3 years related experience (CAD, BOM).

· Plastic Mold and tooling design experience preferred.

· Plastic processing and design knowledge is a MUST.
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Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

GR area northwest suburbs.

$70-90k base

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This position engages as a member of the Facilitity’s Leadership team, reporting to the Plant Manager.

Principal Accountabilities:

Assures the safe execution of all maintenance and utility activities, demands that all plant activities are conducted following all safety procedure, champions safety is the first consideration of all employees/contractors and promotes a safe work environment through own behaviors.
Maintains facility and assets to meet regulatory guidelines
Optimizes costs through effective budget planning and management, a cost effective approach towards asset managemnt and minimizing loss and waste.
Optimizes the Availibility and safe operation of production assets through appropriate predictive and preventative maintenance and safe and effective execution of corrective maintenance and projects.
Coordinates major maintenance and project requirements with manufacturing production and engineering, to include major downtime activities and downtime periods and supports the efforts to identify opportunities and develope the Plant’s Capital Budget.
Trains maintenance staff on effective maintenance practices, including effective use of the computerized maintenance management system, problem solving tools, risk and failure analysis, maintenance scheduling and analysis of maintenance related date and equipment histories.
Sets and evaluates departmental goals and objectives through a collaborative effort with maintenance departmental supervision, factory leadership team, Regional Reliability Managers and the Engineering Manager.
Conducts special studies as assigned or self-initiated to improve departmental services, equipment reliability and factory operations or satisfy external requirements.
Provides direction to the operation and maintenance of the Utilities and Wastewater facilities to assure they meet production demands.
Share Best Maintenance Practices with the other client maintenance department, facilities and Regional reliability Managers by participating in semi-annual forums and establishing contacts for regular communication.
Ensure parts availibilty in the MRO stockroom to minimize equipment downtime while balancing economic maintenance inventory management.
Protect the company’s employees through aggressive completion of safety related work orders and enforcement of factory safety regulations such as lock out/tag out.
Maintain the facility and equipment per good manufacturing practices to meet the expectations of both internal and external customers.
Assist with evaluating reliability, utility, facility, production and packaging needs for Capital Equipment.
Responsible for the perormance, training and developement of all departmental personnael.
Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.
Oversee and lead the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and oprational standards as outlined in the factory accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.
Partner with business leaders on implementation of equipment and manufacturing reliabilty, process improvements (Six Sigma/Lean/Global Production Systems), including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitiation of improvement prject(s) completion.
Manage and evaluate the Maintenance staff including but not limited to performance management, employee improvement and employee developement plans, etc.
Duties as asigned by Plant Manager to support factory related areas.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related technical field highly preferred of a minimum of 7 yrs of mangerial and maintenance experience, preferably in a unionized manufacturing environment.

Knowledge in the following areas:Packaging/Mechanical Operation, electrical InstrumentationElectronics/Controls

Technical Skills Management

Technical Skills Developement

Strong team building

Interpersonal and communications skills to motivate, empower, train, lead, evaluate and coach a diverse group of team members to reach their fullest potential.

Ability to effectively plan and manage change.

Organize integrated systems and processes

Analyze and solve complex problems

flexibility to adapt to continuous change

Strong computer (PC) skills

Communications skills

Automotive Industry experience would be ideal

Aftermarket Sales Manager

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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General Position Summary This position directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization with consultation of the Sr. Coordinator to achieve corporate objectives and to ensure market competitiveness and organizational excellence by performing the following duties.

Essential Job Functions Strategic Management
1 Provides management and supervision over an aftermarket sales entity in the US.
2 Responsible for maximizing revenue and effectively managing costs, labor and cash control.
3 Formulates sales goals that correspond to budgets and meet corporate goals.
4 Develops and executes strategic plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of the Company.
5 Reviews and monitors expenditures to ensure that they conform to budget limitations.
6 Prepares monthly operational and sales reports for corporate officers by obtaining and compiling various data.
7 Confers with corporate officers to discuss performance and operational aspects of the business unit.

Operations Management
1 Ensures that all policies and procedures are developed and that business plan strategies, time lines, goals, etc. are monitored and followed.
2 Coordinates procurement, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Company.
3 Develops operations policies, procedures and standards related to quality control, cost and budget controls, data retention, etc.
4 Delegates and advises departmental managers regarding the company’s corporate philosophy and business practices.
5 Presents to corporate officers matters requiring decisions regarding operational activities.
6 Maintains and/or approves the office lease/contracts, equipment, materials and supplies in accordance with the company policy.
7 Responsible for implementing and insuring compliance for all applicable J-Sox company regulations required for Risk Reduction and acceptable international accounting practices

Sales and Marketing Management
1 Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate profit and volume goals.
2 Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
3 Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, price schedules, and discount rates.
4 Directs channel development activity and coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals.
5 Directs and coordinates sales activities by establishing and assigning sales territories, quotas, and goals to sales representatives.
6 Meets with key clients, assisting sales representative with maintaining relationships, negotiating and closing deals.
7 Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
8 Determines customer viability and potential for new business.
9 Reviews and analyzes periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion, and past due accounts reports.
10 Directs collection activities regarding delinquent accounts.
11 Directs and/or handles investigation and resolution of customer problems.
12 Develops all advertising and sales promotional material including cataloging and pricing.
13 Determines what product lines are stocked and acceptable profit margins
14 Responsible for implementing and maintaining all sales agreements with outside sales reps.

Purchasing & Inventory Management
1 Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.
2 Oversees all activities related to vendor selestion, procurement of products, from intent to purchase through delivery of products
3 Establishes and Maintains Product Quality Standards
4 Maintains inventory levels at an optimum level in order to meet customers order fill expectations, being aware of sales trends versus inventory levels, avoiding backorder situations, but keeping inventory turns in an acceptable range.
5 Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications
6 Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
7 Arranges for disposal of surplus materials within corporate guidelines and regulations.
8 Oversees all warehouses stocking levels, inventory accuracy, and service areas
9 Conducts 2 annual physcial inventories for all finished goods warehouses
10 Negotiates and selects transportation companies for incoming and outgoing inventory.
11 Responsible for implementing and maintaining Fee Warehouse Agreements for consigned stock in non-company warehouses

Management & Supervisory
1 Monitors and reviews employees’ work activities through individual, departmental and group meetings to ensure that all activities are proceeding smoothly as planned.
2 Motivates, develops and mentors employees for improved job performance.
3 Monitors the team’s performance to ensure that the team stays on schedule and meets their performance expectations; provides feedback to staff.
4 Responsible for all of the team’s assigned duties and acts as backup in case a staff member is absent or as necessary.
5 Controls and approves employee time off schedules and overtime work.
6 Conducts hiring interviews, performance reviews, and disciplinary meetings and makes departmental personnel decision through consultation with the Sr. Coordinator.
7 Analyzes and controlles expenditures of the department to conform to budgetary requirements.
8 Designs, implements and prepares instructions regarding the operational policies and procedures for the department; manages and monitors them to meet company requirements.
9 Follows company policies and procedures regarding management duties.

Other & Miscellaneous
1 Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
2 Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by senior management.
3 Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
4 Reports all irregular issues and problems to supervisors for solution.
5 Maintains good communication with supervisors, other staff members and outside contacts.
6 Achieves positive relationships with customers, visitors, and all levels of company staff; treats others with respects and courtesy.
7 Complies with all company policies and procedures.
8 Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.

Job Dimensions (skills, knowledge & abilities)

Essential Job Skills
1 Leadership – Makes and communicates difficult decisions to coordinate and unify groups of people to achieve a desired business objective.
2 Employee Development – Provides ongoing guidance and positive reinforcement to improve employee performance. Understands the strengths and weaknesses of employees of employees and fosters their development and learning by focusing on individual development needs and future plans.
3 Supervisory & Delegation – Provides performance goals, gives timely and accurate feedback, delegates work when appropriate, appraise performance fairly and frequently, monitor work and handle problems.
4 Interpersonal Skills – Gets along with internal and external personnel, customers and others while getting the job done. Interpersonal skills include everything from communication and listening skills to attitude and deportment.
5 Multi-culture(Japanese, Latin, American) Understanding- Recognizes and can work effecftively within the international nature of our stock holders,management, suppliers, employees, and customers.
6 Ethics and Integrity – Treats others fairly and with respect; takes responsibility for own work, including problems and issues; identifies ethical dilemmas and conflict of interest situations and takes action to avoid and prevent them.
7 Workforce Management – Delegates tasks according to ability; provides feedback on performance; helps staff define clear objectives; delegates enough work; delegates authority; encourages independence; sets clear deadlines.
8 Risk Management – Is willing to take a chance; assesses the comfort level of participants, group, and stakeholders before decision is made; creates options with levels of risk identified.
9 Business Acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, development in business and information affecting the client organization and the Company; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
10 Strategic Planning – Conceives and presents business plans which include contingencies, options, budgets, goals and measurement metrics, aimed at achieving a complex and important business outcome.

Qualifications Education & Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in any related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least ten years of previous experience in the automotive parts replacement market

Five years of management experience. Tools/Equipment General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, scanner, personal computer, etc. Software includes the use of Windows operating system and MS Office applications. Mobile communications equipment including laptop computer, cellular phone, etc. Certificates / Licenses Driver’s License Supervisory Responsibilities Yes. Supervises supervisory and non-exempt level employees. Work Environment & Physical Demands Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment with quiet to moderate noise levels.

Physical Demands & Travel The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully execute the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to frequently sit and occasionally must stand, walk, use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities include the ability to read and analyze data in hard copy and on a computer screen, measure or identify using eyesight and adjust vision focus. Frequent travel by car and airplane is required. Must travel domestically and internationally.

Product Engineer

Product Engineer

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

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three openings

Product Development Engineer

The Engineering Department at our client company headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an engineering professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

This position is responsible for providing the required technical direction and focus necessary to support the award, development and launch of new programs and product applications with the automotive OEM’s.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the development and validation of designs that meet the performance and appearance specifications of the customer
Responsible to deliver design to internal manufacturing plants that are feasible and can be produced at quoted or better profit margins
Develop innovative design solutions that can be used as a competitive advantage for both internal and the customers
Direct and assist assigned design personnel with day to day responsibilities on new programs.
Work with the appropriate legal staff to protect intellectual property as required
Responsible for drafting and maintaining applicable engineering request documents specific to assigned projects, including DFMEA, DVP&R, product drawings and GD&T requirements
Responsible for conducting brainstorming events and developing initial design concepts for new program activity
Responsible for facilitating customer and internal design reviews
Responsible for reviewing Statement of Work / Requirements to ensure that designs meet customer expectations.
Initiate test requests as necessary
Must be able to express thoughts clearly and present technical details of our design concepts and technologies
Responsible for identifying any critical characteristics during the initial design phase that may be required for the part design
Responsible for working with component suppliers or tier ones as required
Support day to day problem solving as required
Support commercial teams in developing customer relationships
Support R&D or Strategic Plan activity as required

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors of Science degree required (Engineering discipline is desired)
3 years or more experience
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Customer required applications
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, clients and the general public.

Marketing Analyst

OPPORTUNITY: MARKETING ANALYST

Location: Troy, MI

45-75K base plus

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Our global client headquarters in Warren, Michigan is searching for a marketing professional who will be responsible for a variety of marketing and communication initiates that support key areas of client company.

Overall Goal of Position: Gather and study information to help client company make informed decisions about marketing our brand positioning and product launches.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Advertising/Editorial – maintain schedule, budget, and calendar while working with the creative team

Grow and maintain list of industry and professional publications
Work with the PR team to coordinate editorial and advertising content and make recommendations
Work with creative team to develop ads specific to finalized approach

Manage client’s external event list

Research new event opportunities as it relates to our business
Manage existing event list
Notify attendees
Identify when speaking opportunities and/or participation is appropriate

Social Media (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+) – develop and maintain web presence with Marketing/Communications Coordinator support

Build global social media team
Define goals, develop content strategy, and establish processes
Coordinate regional posts

Marketing Campaigns – lead execution for client company

Assist Advanced Development with new product launches – development of marketing materials, internal communications, and promotions

Research and Analysis – assist with information gathering to support Marketing and Business Development activities

Manage competitive information through internal database (Mint) and make recommendations regarding new products, markets, regions and customers
Opportunity prioritization based on strategic and financial metrics
Voice of the customer – make recommendations and execute plan

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related discipline
0-2 years of relevant experience preferred but not required
Demonstrated results in market development/planning, customer communications or public relations related activities
Creative capabilities to develop product introduction and corporate communication
Analytical acumen
Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams
Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes
Strong computer skills
Social media savvy

PERSONAL TRAITS

A strategic thinker who also executes well.
Capable of engaging in an effective challenge process.
A change agent with the ability to create new mindsets and behaviors.
Comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial environment.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought above but, of equal importance, he or she will be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that requires both strategic and tactical aptitude. The role will work across the organization and will be responsible to gain support for recommendations. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with all levels in the organization.

The position will report to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

Strategic Planning & Analysis Senior Analyst

Location: Troy, MI

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$100 k

OPPORTUNITY: STRATEGIC PLANNING ANALYST

The Business Development group at Tier One Automotive supplier in Troy, Michigan is searching for an experienced professional with a passion for strategic planning, process improvement and problem solving.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

INITIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Global Venture Development, M&A
Competitive Landscape Analysis
Lt Vehicle Automotive Market Analysis
Project Specific Analysis
Other projects and assignments as identified

REQUIREMENTS:

Venture development/acquisition experience – target selection, business analysis, strategic and tactical evaluation
Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes
Process Flow / Value Stream Mapping / Problem Solving experience
Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams
Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office
Automotive industry experience in operations and/or engineering desired
International business experience a plus
Bachelor’s degree in technical or financial area; MBA preferred
Travel 20 – 30%

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Location: Troy, MI

90-110k base plus

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Business Development Manager
Company client of GCC, Inc
Reports To VP of Business Development
Compensation $110K
– Base Salary 110,000
– Commission/Bonus yes
– Other yes
Industry Automotive
Location Troy, MI
Description
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Business Development group at Global Tier one Automotive parts supplier in Troy, Michigan is searching for a finance/strategy professional with a passion for developing a sustainable strategic direction for a global manufacturing business.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that requires both strategic and tactical aptitude. This role will work across the organization, be responsible to gain support for recommended strategic direction, and likely provide the candidate the opportunity to follow projects through to implementation. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a competitive atmosphere with all levels in the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer, market and competitor analysis as part of a strategic development process and in support of commercial and M&A activities
Leadership of individual strategy implementation projects including, but not limited to, new market development activities, M&A, or new product programs
Interface with external and internal sources to support market and competitor analysis
Develop an understanding of competitive dynamics and participate in the strategy development process considering external influences
REQUIREMENTS:

Financial acumen, particularly as it relates to strategic decision making and venture related analysis
Demonstrated results in strategic planning, business development or venture related responsibilities
Automotive Industry experience in strategic planning or ventures activities preferred
International experience preferred (Europe or Asia)
Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams and across multiple regions
MBA in finance or related field preferred

Supply Chain Rotational Leadership Program

Leadership Development Program – Supply Chain Management

Location: Troy, Michigan

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The Purchasing Department within client comapny with headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an energetic Supply Chain Management professional for our Rotational Program, which will involve 2 or 3 assignments within our corporate office and manufacturing plants for 12-24 months each. This program is intended to provide cross-functional experience across plants, processes, and functions, building a career path towards Operational Management.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below, but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

Gain exposure to all facets of the purchasing process, components, tooling, logistics, packaging and capital equipment used in the manufacturing and assembly of client products.
Work within specific client purchasing systems to convert part numbers, work within payment terms…etc.?
Material management control
Recommend and/or support implementation of buying strategies that promote cost effective purchasing decisions, which supports increased speed to market requirements.
Manage new supplier development to ensure supply base can meet client requirements through market and company research.
Manage sourcing process including: preparation and issuance of the Request for Quotation, vendor communications and progress tracking throughout duration of the quoting process, negotiation of commercial items and purchasing terms & conditions, and finally preparation of quote summary/evaluation documents.
Conduct in-depth supplier pricing analysis to ensure competitive pricing is being achieved sources.
Assist in the development and maintenance of purchasing standards and procedures.
Manage, and evaluate supplier performance metrics and project timing.
Ensure that all purchasing activities are managed within budget, while maintaining the highest level of ethics.
Manage commercial correspondence related to suppliers including the issuance of contracts and purchase orders.
Identify and develop areas for continuous improvement and negotiate cost reduction agreement.

Develop strategic plans and objectives.

Work strategically with other departments and personnel to maximize program profitability of current and future business.
Coordinate opportunities with Europe and Asia purchasing teams to standardized purchases across Global platforms.
Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
Must be willing to relocate out of state to one of our manufacturing facilities in MidWest area
Knowledge of business and manufacturing processes – experience in automotive purchasing practices and processes.
Domestic and international travel as required.
Self-motivated.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong negotiation capability.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, associates, customers, and suppliers.

Production Manager

Production Manager

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

$75-85k base

West Michigan location
Grand Rapids area

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JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Production Manager REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
DEPARTMENT(S): Management – 3010 FLSA STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the management of production operations and other plant-related activities. Areas of focus include safety, cost, quality assurance, and satisfying customer service requirements for quality, cost and delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Manage the activities of the shop floor, under the direction of the Plant Manager and follows established procedures and approved processes.
• Supervises all production operations such as sintering, machining, processing and inspection. (a specific process is not required)
• Plans, schedules, and coordinates departmental activities to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion.
• Responsible for production -related communication flow and coordination between all resources
• Demonstrated experience with implementation of lean manufacturing techniques
• Ensures compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety and delivery
• Emphasis in developing labor cost reduction systems as well as maximizing efficiency
• Oversees training and development of production staff to include supervisors, production operators and new hires
• Determines operations headcount needs and takes appropriate measures to ensure staffing needs satisfy production demands
• Effectively communicates facility status regarding production targets, activities, and challenges to company executives and local staff
• Demonstrated strong commitment to fostering a team environment
• Provides leadership and performance-related strategy in the area of employee relations through effective communication, collaboration with HR, coaching, training and employee professional development
• Assists in the Development and maintenance of an environment which encourages individual contribution and commitment to quality, productivity and customer service

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Bachelor’s degree not required (engineering or manufacturing degree is preferred) (may consider experience/education combination equivalent in lieu of degree)
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with minimum 3 years in supervisory capacity
• Automotive parts manufacturing experience a plus
• Must have thorough knowledge of manufacturing methods, techniques, and related equipment
• Must have knowledge of production scheduling and shop operations
• Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations
• Competency with range of office software and programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Outlook, etc.)
• Ability to analyze problems and arrive at strategic solutions
• Ability to diplomatically and effectively work in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
• Ability to lead people and motivate others for maximum productivity and job satisfaction
• Strong commitment to fostering a team environment
• Demonstrated excellent verbal as well as written communication skills
• Ability to provide back-up, hands-on support for various functions within facility
• 6-Sigma certification a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• This position shares time in both a quiet office environment and a noisy manufacturing floor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing duties of the job the Employee is required to:
• Sit, stand and move around a large work area
• Use fingers and hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, to type and to complete other basic tasks
• Use close vision, distance vision, depth perception and have the ability to adjust focus
• Walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and navigate tight spaces.
• Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds

Quality Manager

Grand Rapids, MI

70-90 k base

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West Michigan area location

JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Quality Manager REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
DEPARTMENT(S): Quality FLSA STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: This position manages total quality assurance programs for the plant with the end goals of reducing scrap and increasing profitability while satisfying customer demands. Position requires regular interface and relationship-building with customers as well as supervision of the quality team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Plans, supports, and implements programs and testing to ensure products meet quality standard.
• Designs, specifies, and implements quality systems, testing mechanisms, and equipment.
• Formulates and/or assists in formulating quality control policies and procedures and development of quality standards, based upon test results.
• Monitors and controls costs, timing, and other related aspects of quality-related projects and programs.
• Develops cost quotations related to specifications, test equipment, and gauge requirements and communicates information to appropriate parties. Understands and adheres to schedule and budgetary requirements of quality-related projects and programs.
• Serves as a liaison between internal and external parties to resolve product and process problems and keep current of customer satisfaction levels and/or concerns.
• Engages in comparative and competitive analysis to ensure utilization of most appropriate and beneficial techniques in each situation respectively.
• Serves as a liaison and coordinates activity between resources.
• Champions continuous improvement efforts by researching, recommending, implementing and administering new and/or existing processes.
• Supervises and provides work direction to other staff.
• Performs other quality-assurance related duties as necessary.

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• B.S. (engineering preferable) with understanding of advanced quality engineering practices, principles, processes, etc.; or equivalent.
• Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with minimum 2-4 years in supervisory capacity (quality)
• Previous experience in automotive parts industry required.
• Knowledge of technical processes such as FMEA, PFMEA, DFMEA, PPAP and control plans required.
• TS/ISO auditing experience preferred.
• Ability to conceptualize, coordinate, integrate internal data, and clearly articulate concepts, ideas, and other issues relating to advanced quality engineering.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations
• Strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs, and deal with many issues at one time.
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts and represent the Company in a professional manner when performing job duties. Must have excellent interpersonal skills to exercise influence at various levels and functions.
• Strong computer background with ability to calculate and analyze data, generate reports, present information, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to research, recommend and initiate continuous improvement processes.
• Ability to diplomatically and effectively work in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
• Ability to lead people and motivate others for maximum productivity and job satisfaction

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• This position shares time in both a quiet office environment and a noisy manufacturing floor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing duties of the job the Employee is required to:
• Sit, stand and move around a large work area
• Use fingers and hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, to type and to complete other basic tasks
• Use close vision, distance vision, depth perception and have the ability to adjust focus
• Walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and navigate tight spaces.
• Occasionally lift and carry up to 30 pounds

$75k is the target base salary

Non Management experience will also be considered

Embedded Systems Software Developer

Software Developers (2 openings)

Location: Detroit Michigan

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A global software development company is looking to add Software Developers to the team. The successful candidates will work with their customers to create and realize software solutions in response to customer product development activities. Successful candidates will also collaborate with other team members to develop software components to be included as part of our generally available product portfolio.

If you have experience with C or C++ in a UNIX-based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software and enjoy working with customers on real, leading-edge products, this position might be just what you are looking for.
Job Duties
• Develop custom software solutions based on customer requirements
• Liaison with key customers regarding product performance, problems and system design
• Investigate and resolve difficult and complex product problems by applying knowledge of design principles, procedures and practices
• Develop prototype and demonstration systems as technology samples for customer use
• Participates in product reviews, design or enhancement projects and testing in order to share knowledge based on customer experience
• On-site consulting services
Experience & Education
• Enthusiasm, excitement, and genuine interest in UNIX/Real Time Operating System technologies
• Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical degree or diploma program
• Junior Positions – A minimum of 1 to 3 years of embedded software development experience with C or C++ in a UNIX based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software
• Intermediate Positions – A minimum of 5 to 10 years of software development experience with C or C++ in a UNIX-based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software
• Senior – A minimum of 10+ years of software development experience with C or C++ in a UNIX-based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software
Specialized Skills
• Graphics (2D and 3D GPU programming, OpenGL, Qt)
• Networking (socket API, WiFi supplicant, driver development)
• Board Support Packages (board bring-up, driver development)
• Working knowledge of operating systems and embedded software development principles

Travel: Occasional travel to customer sites
Salary: Base 80-110k plus bonus plus benefits