Chrysler Resident Product Engineer
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Salary level is open and negotiable for applicable skills and experience.
Candidates should have a minimum of three – five years’ experience in product design, preferable interior/exterior plastic trim.
Leadership Style: Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with high level of self-motivation. Must be able to work on own initiative and work well in a group.
Strong knowledge of plastic injection molding part design and tooling.
Well-organized project management skills, program management background a plus.
Experience with budgeting, cost estimating, CAD and quality engineering.
Strong verbal and written communication skills a must.
BS in Engineering or other technical degree required.
We are a fast-growing B2B company with a strong internal culture that values respect for others, diversity, serving a greater purpose, and passionate creativity. We are a financially strong company with a rich history and a bright future. A dynamic and growing global footprint. A diverse and team-focused workforce. Create the next generation of innovation. Career paths that enable professional growth and development. Strongly committed to serving our community and environment. A safe, fun workplace focused on health and wellness. A competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our client company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive, renewable energy, consumer goods, and commercial building products industries. We have a manufacturing presence in major world markets including North America, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered near Detroit in Suburban area.
OPPORTUNITY: Chrysler Resident Product Engineer
In support of Client Company’s strategy to develop a stronger technical relationship with FCA, and position ourselves for future business growth opportunities, the Product Development Engineering leadership team is seeking a ‘Resident Engineer’ to represent Client Company onsite at FCA’s technical center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
This role will provide essential Engineering & Design support onsite for current and future FCA programs. It is expected that this position will also provide front line communication support to all areas of the Client Company community, including Sales, Program Management, Operations and Quality.
The role will provide first responder support to FCA for all Engineering and Design opportunities.
In addition to the essential Engineering attributes, the successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, will be able to articulate the Client Company’s technical value proposition and will hold a good understanding of the program management function and the appropriate financial business acumen.
Primary single source contact for all engineering issues associated with each program that you are assigned.
Provide engineering feasibility and propose concepts to our customer during the theme and product development stage.
Lead Program Development Team (PDT) meetings regarding their specific commodity.
Lead PDT reporting to management and customer, including, but not limited to, peer-reviews, craftsmanship, quality improvements, manufacturing and sales.
Utilize engineering disciplines (FMA, DFMEA, QFD, DVPR, APQP, PPAP etc.) and prepare necessary documentation.
Prepare/edit Engineering Product Specs, Participate in Test Equipment design, oversee product testing, validation, redesign if required and final production sign-off.
Provide engineering support during product launch at our facility and the customer’s facility
Ensure the new product is designed and engineered to achieve targeted quality and productivity levels.
Occasional travel to out-of-state manufacturing facilities
Meet and understand all Program Timing requirements and all customer deliverables.
Utilize strong customer service skills when interfacing with customers.
Direct and approved any assembly drawing changes
Take a leadership role in identifying root cause of problems found, develop solutions and implement changes for problems as they arise from prototype to production builds.
Identify special build requirements (i.e. Management rides, show cars, Arizona reviews, etc.), obtain parts necessary for build and/or retrofit.
Manage supply base for subassemblies and incoming material to ensure launch quality and timing dates are meet.