Chemist

Location:  Ypsilanti,. MI

 

Ann Arbor area

 

CHEMIST

SUMMARY: The primary duty of the Formulations Chemist is to formulate new products, reformulate existing products and meet company requirements and quality standards

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

§ Research and find unique ingredients that perform desired benefits

§ Formulate and reformulate products to meet performance and quality standards

§ Determine product formulation for long-term stability under extreme conditions

§ Report on development progress

§ Enter data and evaluate test results

§ Find and develop test methods

Performs other relevant duties as assigned; i.e. special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

§ Able to concentrate at all times to assure accuracy and attention to detail as well as the necessary physical coordination required to perform a variety of activities using the computer and telephones for correspondence, document preparation and chemical analytical work.

Education / Experience: Include relevant and required education, skills and experience

§ Bachelor degree in chemistry or closely related major and 5 – 10 years of practical work experience

Desired Skills: Additional Skills that would be helpful for the individual in the position to achieve success

§ Highly proficient with chemical formulations in Household, Industrial and Institutional (HI&I) cleaners and ancillary products. Automotive appearance care products experience a plus.

§ Highly proficient in the use of problem solving techniques

§ Familiarity with analytical test methods beneficial

§ Strong written and verbal communication skills

§ 5-10 years of formulations development preferable

QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Actively supports all quality, environmental, health and safety systems programs.

 

 

Senior Engineering Department head; Closures/Locks

Location:  Kalamazoo, MI

Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible to lead / manage complete Test Systems Design, Development, Procurement, Measurement, Build and Run-Off/Debug activities from conception to completion (successful run-off) for multiple projects
  • Utilize VAST Knowledge Management System (VKMS) to meet Product Development Process (PDP) deliverables
  • Provide direction to team members responsible for Test Systems
  • Develop test system scope and RASI documents at project kick-off and get PDT agreement
  • Develop and maintain Timing Plans for Test System projects to meet project requirements
  • Develop and maintain Open Issues List for Test Systems projects and drive issues to closure
  • Review and interpret Customer Requirements and develop DVP&R / test plan including, but not limited to, EE and DV testing
  • Participate / support quote activities by coordinating / developing DVP&R, work plans and cost estimates for Test Systems and Testing
  • Develop test procedures and required documentation for Test Systems as required
  • Meet with customer, as required, to develop and get approval of test plans
  • Manage projects thru collaborate with internal and external test labs
  • Participate in internal PDT and Project Execution Meetings and report on Test Systems
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering to insure product is tested as intended
  • Coordinate shipping of Test Systems to test location (includes crating/palletizing to protect test system)
  • Support test start up and problem solving at test location
  • Collaborate with test labs to identify Environmental Chamber needs (timing / capability) for projects
  • Identify project risks and develop and document recovery plans / escalate risks to the project manager as required
  • Support Continuous Improvement by keeping abreast of latest technologies as it relates to test systems and potential implementation as deemed appropriate
  • Report progress / status to manager verbally and in writing as required / requested
  • Generate cost reduction / avoidance ideas as it relates Test System Design and Product Design
  • Periodic travel to customers, suppliers and other facilities as required
Qualifications:

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3D modeling experience (UG/NX is preferred)

  • Able to conceptualize, plan and develop small electrical/mechanical devices

  • Able to perform engineering calculations

  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently and able to manage / set priorities

  • Experience with DFMEA

  • Able to read engineering prints

  • Have a working knowledge of GD&T principles.

  • Have mechanical aptitude to work with basic hand tools.

  • Must have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology (Red X or 8D is preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Able to multi-task, plan and organize work.

  • Able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate.

  • Able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers.

  • Self sufficient / self motivated and able to work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Willingness to travel as required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • BSME, BSIE or related technical degree / experience is required.
  • 5-7 years minimum experience in product development and/or test/reliability
  • Previous project leadership preferred
  • Business knowledge, understanding preferred.
  • Experience with test system / fixture development and fabrication is preferred
  • Experience in closures is preferred

100k plus

 

Relocation expenses is available

 

Automotive industry experience is preferred, not required.

…this is a NON-Automotive client.

 

CTO

Location:  Detroit, MI

 

International Tier One Automotive Supplier seeks Chief Technology Officer.

Telematics

Electronics

Telecommunications, Satellite, IP Communications

R&D Department Executive

Connected car

 

More details available about this confidential opening on request.

 

 

 

TAX COUNSEL

Location:

Detroit, MI

Purpose
Provide US tax and tax legal support for CLIENT Tax department and other functional areas within the organization.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Identify, develop and advise on US federal and state tax considerations of domestic and cross-border tax planning involving restructurings, intercompany financings, and operations/supply chain structuring.
  • Lead and assume ownership of complex projects, including development and management work program, preparation of quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify options, reach conclusions and make recommendations with appropriate and audit-ready legal and technical support.
  • Lead buy and sell-side due diligence activities, including data collection/data room management to develop and produce analysis to identify tax risks and opportunities for consideration by transaction team and other decision-makers.
  • Review, draft, and otherwise advise and make recommendations with respect to US federal and state tax implications of various legal contracts and agreements, including intercompany arrangements, and asset and stock sale and purchase agreements.
  • Develop and lead presentations, discussions, and explanations of complex tax concepts and issues with senior leadership.
  • Assist with US corporate tax compliance by maintaining annual transaction log, review of return disclosure forms, and research, development and support of tax return positions.
  • Manage and collaborate with outside tax and legal advisors.
  • Assist in preparation of submissions to tax authorities and development/maintenance of FIN 48 support.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education / Certifications
JD; LLM or CPA preferred
Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Minimum ten (10) years of related experience required with five (5) years in law firm or Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Strong knowledge of Subchapter C, including M&A, and consolidated return rules; working knowledge of Subchapter K.
  • Working knowledge of international tax principals, including inbound/outbound, subpart F and FTC regime.
  • M&A experience, including buy and sell-side diligence, and fluency with tax indemnities and reps & warranties.
  • Superior technical writing skills to draft clear and succinct tax position memos/opinions, transaction step memos, etc. for distribution to senior decision-makers and to provide practical implementation guidance to relevant functional areas within the organization.
  • Advanced Excel capabilities to develop sophisticated analytical models to produce and format data to enable users to quickly focus on the key issues/facts/conclusions.
  • Solid understanding of financial accounting concepts and business acumen.
  • Excellent organizational skills to compile, manage and store large data sets in a manner that facilitates ready access, analysis, and comprehension.
  • Self-starter with ability to identify and resolve issues with limited input from senior team members or outside advisors.
  • Decisive with ability to independently evaluate facts and circumstances to determine and convey conclusions.
  • Proven ability to effectively juggle/manage multiple projects in time-constrained environment and high pressure situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as project deadlines dictate.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to form positive and collaborative working relationships with tax team members and personnel in other functional areas.

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities
Carries out responsibilities in accordance with Client’s policies and applicable laws.Responsibilities will include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and use hands to handle and feel.   Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Office environment, sitting for long periods of time and utilizing computer and telephone excessively. Some travel is required (5-10%), including cross-border.

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

 

Location: Detroit, MI (suburbs)