The Manufacturing Engineer (ME) is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a robust manufacturing process capability that will allow the company to meet consistently its quality, cost and productivity targets.
The ME will oversee the entire vehicle manufacturing process, including vehicle assembly, component subassembly at the company’s manufacturing facility as well as component level subassembly at supplier facilities. In addition, the ME will be involved in virtually all technical aspects of product development and quality, including but not limited to new product development, vehicle systems integration, component design and testing, quality control, and supplier evaluation and selection.
Duties and Tasks Performed Critical to Success
The ME will identify and implement processes to achieve the desired quality and cycle time in all manufacturing operations, including body, paint, trim, upholstery, chassis, powertrain, electrical, and final assembly. The ME will assist the Product Development Engineer and CEO by collaborating to implement manufacturing solutions based on customer requirements and business objectives. The ME will consider the quality, cost, and timing implications of all decisions.
Key Functional and Relational Responsibilities
• Improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing processes
• Identify technical solutions, including components and processes such as statistical process control, that improve quality, reduce cost, and/or improve cycle time
• Devise new solutions to existing manufacturing problems
• Develop and implement standardized design criteria across all product lines to ensure that new products are designed considering manufacturing efficiency and quality
• Participate in new product development
• Work closely with finance, product development and component suppliers to ensure the company is making proper in- and out-sourcing decisions
Relationships and Roles within the Company
The ME will report directly to the CEO and will work closely with the him, the Product Development Engineer, and the Controller to ensure all manufacturing and quality metrics are achieved.
The candidate will have a mechanicalengineeringdegree, and 5+ years’ experience in an automotive manufacturing engineering capacity, preferably with an OEM or major component supplier. He/she must have a working knowledge of all automotive systems. An interest in/knowledge of classic car restoration is a plus. Experience with Ford components and systems is a plus.