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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
Ref No.: 17-02850
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
Direct Hire
Southfield, MI
Ref. ID: 3122

  • Lead the development through production launch of metal seat structures and mechanisms.
  • Typical processes consist of: stampings, weldments, rivets, fasteners, clinching and various other automated and manual assembly methods and practices.
  • Develop and manage project budgets throughout the life of a program.
  • Prepare quote requests.
  • Evaluate and compare initial source quotes and processes.
  • Manage all aspects of equipment and tool build at external equipment integrators.
  • Maximizes efficiency by analyzing: line layouts, workflow, assembly methods, change-over-fixtures and tooling, gauges, work-in-process (WIP) handling.
  • Main point of contact with production plants throughout the program development and launch. Responsible for technical support as needed thereafter.
  • Work with Product Engineering to ensure parts and assemblies are designed and toleranced to allow manufacturing best practices to be used.
  • Work with Quality Engineers to Develop Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) requirements such as: Process Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (PFMEA), Process Flow Charts, and Control Plans. Support Program Management generated macro-schedules with detailed timing, to ensure that all project milestones are tracked and completed on time. Relies on broad depth of knowledge and expertise to plan and accomplish goals. Works under minimal supervision. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required and expected.

Skills Preferred
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated and also work well in a team environment.
  • Possess strong leadership skills.
  • Must be able to read GD&T.
  • Possess strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Project is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel for extended periods to Lear plants throughout North America

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Industrial Technology, Welding or a related discipline.
  • 8+ years Metals manufacturing experience. (stamping, welding, assembly and testing)
  • 4+ years Laser welding experience is a plus.
  • Experience with automotive companies is preferred. Experience with mechanisms is highly desirable