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  • Dearborn, MI, USA
  • Contract

Position Description:
We are looking for experienced candidates to join multiple disciplines in our STA organization with strong communication, technical knowledge, project management, manufacturing and process quality expertise in component parts production for Chassis, Powertrain (including Electrified Powertrain), Body & Exterior, Stamping, Interior and Electrical/Electronics (including control modules/software) commodities. Responsibilities will vary based on position and project: -Collaborate on sourcing decision to ensure capable supplier selection utilizing standardized tools in assessing sourcing risks, developing robust industrialization plans to deliver Best In Class Supplier Performance. -Engage assigned suppliers in implementation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to deliver successful Vehicle and Powertrain launches with robust Production Parts Approval disciplines (PPAP) that meets Program launch milestones requirements.
Skills Required:
-Pro-actively drive Failure Mode Avoidance through robust execution of Manufacturing Feasibility assessments, PFMEA, Special Characteristics (SCCAF) & Control Plans, Measurement Systems Analysis (GR&R), Capacity Analysis (CAR) reviews, enforcing Health Charts & Manufacturing Process Standards compliance and validation of implementation on supplier's production/manufacturing floor. -Engage Ford/Supplier Cross-Functional teams (Commercial Purchasing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Packaging, etc) in the resolution and escalation of issues affecting Launch Readiness (APQP), Capacity, Quality and Warranty.
-Experienced in the use of 6-Sigma Quality Tools, G8D Problem Solving, QOS Management, GD&T, Measurement Systems Analysis.
Experience Required:
-Minimum of 3 years Manufacturing Expertise preferably in the automotive or leading edge technology Industry.
Preferred to have experience in Lean Manufacturing disciplines (Value Stream Mapping, Bill of Process, and Capacity Planning) and delivering Manufacturing Industrialization projects.
Education Required:
BS Degree or Equivalent

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