Engineering Specialist - Process

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Engineering Specialist - Process
Ford Motor Company

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At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.


  • Drive development and/or installation of direct and indirect labor standards and methods; track labor, efficient manpower utilization and line balancing

  • Analyze problem process constraints and conduct equipment cycle time analysis

  • Recommend most efficient distribution of manpower and review daily employee manpower, analyze plant methods and standards

  • Prepare or direct the preparation of cost estimates of new or revised methods and standards

  • Review proposed changes in plant layout, processes, material handling, routing, etc

  • Analyze production and non-production operations to determine those requiring study and develop new or improved methods and standards

  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through route cause analysis and drive change back to the production departments

  • Should have the necessary skill set to have job placement flexibility and the expectation to rotate to various positions within the plant such as Production or Quality

  • Strong customer orientation with a commitment to upholding plant processes through strict adherence to the Quality Operating System

  • The ability to execute to achieve results, while organizing and managing multiple priorities

  • A proven willingness to take a participatory approach to union relations and be a team player

  • Coordinate engineering changes and planning

  • Develop cost saving project proposals and write projects as needed

  • Interface with Production Supervision and the UAW to settle job disputes

  • Assist production in planning labor allocations for mix and line speed changes

  • Support Manufacturing Process Engineering activity

  • Drive continuous improvement in safety, quality and productivity

  • Apply engineering principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products

  • Develop action plans as needed to investigate and prioritize quality concerns and verify corrective actions on internal processes and supplier processes

  • Lead and conduct process audits to ensure process discipline is consistent with Vehicle Operations guidelines

  • Conduct job ergonomic evaluations and deliver corrective actions as needed

  • Create process and instruction sheets supporting quality methods and processes

  • Deliver capable processes and tools for Chassis Assembly operations

  • Lead role in resolving concerns; Lead variability reduction and lean manufacturing initiatives and best practices

  • Ensure compliance to Plant, Corporate, Governmental and Environmental standards

  • Support ISO 14001 compliance and support internal ISO auditing and compliance as needed

  • Support continuous improvement in safety, quality and productivity

  • Identify throughput constraints and drive root cause improvements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years of engineering experience

  • 1+ years of experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience

  • 8D and 5Why corrective action and problem solving skills

  • Lean Tools – 5S, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping experience

  • Kaizen Methods experience

  • FMEA, PPAP, and DOEs experience

  • Visual Factory Management experience

  • Ergonomic analysis knowledge and experience

  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in ONE FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal and teambuilding skills

The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.