Value Analysis/Value Engineer (VAVE) in Troy, MI

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Meritor, Inc   •  

Troy, MI 48083

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 66 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The Direct Material Optimization (DMO) Engineer will focus on the generation and implementation of engineering solutions targeted at minimizing product cost. Ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding of a wide range of manufacturing processes and engineering principles. They will also be experienced at performing competitive benchmarking activities.

The position requires the individual to work with internal product design groups and business functions to identify opportunities for reducing costs on current product. The individual will use their knowledge to recommend preferred manufacturing and design processes for new products as well. Strong communication and negotiating skills are essential to success in this role.

Job Responsibilities:

Principal Accountabilities

•Conceptualize, design, and develop product revisions in response to customer requirements, warranty issues, and/or value analysis efforts

•Perform engineering calculations necessary for the application of these components and systems. Such calculations may include component stress and fatigue life, geometrical fit, and static and dynamic load calculations, etc.

•Define test programs - determine what product evaluation is required to qualify components for customer use.

•Oversee engineering projects, provide and maintain project time tables, establish testing requirements, determine and monitor project budgets and provide overall project direction and coordination.

•Devise solutions to problems encountered and make changes in methods, design or equipment where necessary.

•Support Meritor manufacturing facilities by providing technical guidance and making disposition of manufacturing variations.

•Interface with other functional areas to coordinate the development and release of product revisions to assure a smooth and timely introduction into production.

•Ensure requested product revisions will not affect performance of the product.

•Identify, verify and implement solutions to warranty or quality claims for product, process, or performance problems.

•Be alert to new technology and the opportunities to incorporate the technology into future products or manufacturing processes.

•Provide technical input and services to the Meritor Field Organization, Aftermarket Service Parts, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Purchasing, Product Management, Sales and Marketing, vendors and Meritor joint ventures.

•Position also internally interfaces with purchasing, sales, product support, component testing and manufacturing functions.

•Position is responsible for working with outside vendors to develop new design prototypes and manufacturing processes.

•Position will function within the GP3 process and in accordance with engineering procedures.

Job Requirements

•Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of applicable engineering experience.

•Candidate must possess BS degree in Engineering (BSME preferred).

•Experience in the commercial vehicle component business is desired.

•Design experience with vehicle drive train systems or components is required.

•Good communication skills both verbal and written.

•Candidate must be well versed with personal computer software

•Basic ProEngineer modeling skills is required.

•Basic project management skills are required.

•Strong understanding of the engineering fundamentals.

•Capability to apply technical skills across entire product base.

•Knowledgeable with the application of geometric tolerance techniques


Valid Through: 2019-9-13