Reliability Scientist

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Reliability Scientist
Ford Motor Company

Job Description

Ford Motor Company's Global Data, Insight, and Analytics (GDIA) organization is looking for a seasoned analytic professional that has a deep business understanding of data science. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest global subject matter experts that are transforming the automobile industry.

The Reliability Scientist within the Reliability Analytics Group will perform a range of reliability analysis tasks (see job responsibilities below) in support of Global PD, Manufacturing, Automotive Safety Office, and other requesting organizations.

This role requires a detail oriented, creative technologist, comfortable working in a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial environment, able to work with a variety of customers and manage and prioritize competing customer demands.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Failure rate modeling & prediction
  • Recall decision-making support & spare stock allocation
  • Design reliability support (design alternative/improvement evaluation, lab to field reliability correlation, reliability target demonstration [design life confirmation], root cause analysis)
  • Warranty data analysis and early detection of emerging reliability concerns
  • Statistical warranty forecasting

Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in engineering, statistics, operations research, mathematics, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Reliability/Survival analysis, such as:
    • Nonparametric (Kaplan-Meier) estimation
    • Parametric distribution analysis
    • Proportional hazard modeling
    • Accelerated life test (ALT) and degradation data analysis
    • Survival regression
  • 4+ years of experience in repairable system & recurrence data analysis, such as:
    • Nonparametric MCF/CIF procedures
    • Renewal Process, NHPP, G-Renewal Process
    • Repair Effectiveness Estimation
    • MTBF modeling
  • 4+ years of experience with analytical tools and programming, such as:
    • SAS, SAS-JMP, R, Minitab, Matlab, Mathematica, or Python
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in engineering, statistics, operations research, mathematics, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Reliability/Survival analysis
  • 8+ years of experience in repairable system & recurrence data analysis
  • 8+ years of experience with analytical tools and programming
  • Machine learning applications in survival analysis

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. 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. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.