Vehicle Evaluation Manager

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Vehicle Evaluation Manager
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
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.

Position Duties:

Keep the Plant Manager and the Operating Committee informed of our quality status.
  • Manage process operations allocated to Exports/Lincolns.
  • Provide real time Quality concern feedback to base departments an assign DMAIC’s to responsible owner
  • Review Quality Leadership System data for accuracy and identify trends, plan & execute reaction plans to reduce failure rates.
  • Make adjustments to Quality Operating System based on internal and external data.
  • Champion at least 1 DMAIC monthly.
  • Establish and maintain regular housekeeping and safety reviews using the 5S (sort, stabilize, shine, standardize, and sustain) standards as established through the Ford Production System.
  • Champion Operator Instruction Sheets (OIS) & Work Element Sheets (WES).
  • Ensure all design specifications are followed.
  • Manage implementation of a Best-In-Class Quality Operating System.
  • Provide representation for Daily Plant Quality Review and Product Reviews.
  • Support required internal audits and management reviews associated with Quality Operating System assessments and Quality & Productivity Improvement Plan assessments.
  • Support and contribute to the plant Policy Deployment Process.
  • Mediate conflicts between production and engineering over responsibility for Port or country specific build concerns and guide them toward the customer required solutions.
  • Make measurement system adjustments on concerns found in our Quality Operating System and Plant Ford Consumer Product Audits
  • Provide feedback to appropriate departments on concerns identified by inspectors and surveillances.
  • Report supplier quality significant events to the Quality Manager.

Review the following pieces of information on the Production Letters for all shifts
  • Departmental downtime
  • Prior day overtime
  • Manpower
  • Materials
  • Quality
  • Inventory
  • Overline overtime
  • Safety concerns
Review Operating Costs and adjust to make objectives to the following items:
  • Labor & Overhead
  • Indirect Materials
  • Bulk Materials
  • Volume losses/gains
  • Hourly manning
  • Hourly/Salary overtime
  • Go Home performance
  • Scrap Performance
  • Review Capital Budget Projects
  • Review Labor & Overhead Budget by Cost Element
  • Ship the build for Export/Lincolns daily
  • Adjust manpower and flow to supplement Pre-delivery on days when volumes for Exports/Lincolns are low.
  • Manage overtime equalization for area
  • Develop quality and cost savings projects as required to support state-of-the-art computer equipment requirements throughout Quality/Pre-Delivery.
  • Maintain a system to evaluate and file each individual's contributions for continuous improvement in areas of quality, cost and work environment.
  • Cascade performance objectives & administer performance reviews.
  • Attend required Ford Production System meetings to support other departments in their issue escalation process.
  • Review, conduct and plan training for the Quality Department by working with the Plant raining & Development Lead
  • Manage hourly and salary vacation schedules.
  • Develop and implement action plans that will drive the department’s pulse action initiatives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years of years of Management experience in a unionized manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of working with Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Requirements:
  • Quality Engineer certification
  • Black Belt certified
  • 7+ years of manufacturing production experience
  • Experience with implementing and sustaining continuous improvement strategies
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll 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.