Engineering Group Lead - Casting Division

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, MI

  • Industry: Engineering - Mechanical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $90,850.00 - 129,240.00
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Panoramica posizioneQualifichePanoramica posizioneQualifiche The Engineering Group Lead Casting Division will be responsible for interfacing with the Chrysler Technical Center (CTC), Kokomo Casting Plant (KCP), Etobicoke Casting Plant (ECP), and TEKSID for all casting studies and long range planning. Attend program planning meetings representing FCA internal manufacturing for future products ensuring internal manufacturing casting facilities are at capacity. The Engineering Group Lead Casting Division will be also be responsible for understanding complete cast part process and development including: quality, tooling, equipment purchase & installation, error and mistake proofing, part tracking, part follow up, project management, etc.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Interact with engineering, purchasing, quality, and manufacturing departments on casting related issues.
  • Coordinate monthly global casting division meetings.
  • Determine the complete tooling requirements to produce a world class manufactured part, including costs estimates, and vendor quotations. The term tool/s includes patterns, dies, jigs, fixtures, machine tools or special equipment.
  • Specify the type and quantity of machine required for each operation, required tooling, fixtures, and gauges.
  • Determine the proper takt time and the number of pieces per hour that can be produced.
  • Aid in design of special tools, and work with responsible parties for equipment arrangement and installation.
  • Manage engineering changes for production parts after launch.
  • Provide Time Studies with information needed for labor cost estimates and provide planning with information regarding starting dates and changeover dates and production capacity.
  • Investigate customer and production suggestions/ issues and work with team leaders to support production and make improvements.
  • Keep informed on the latest methods of manufacturing and improved machinery design.
  • Use of EEM, EPM, Innovation and other WCM/WCT/WCE tools to apply and develop casting standards.
  • Engage in the initial phases of engineering to determine the complete machine and tooling required for complex or comprehensive operations on production parts and assemblies.
  • Perform general duties described for process engineers, including the completion of complex and comprehensive projects.
  • Utilize FCAs Investment database.
  • Work with a minimum of instruction and definition.
  • The Engineering Group Lead must be able to lead the whole process of:
  • Part design conducive to high pressure die casting
  • Effectively communicate in simultaneous engineering meetings
  • Complete tool design and build, part process development, up through and including PSO completion
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong computer skills particularly in Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Outstanding problem solving/analytical skills required
  • Successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team, be self-motivated, and be able to interface with all levels of management and labor
  • Working knowledge of gasoline engines
  • Understanding of machining and engine assembly process within an engine plant
  • Individuals must have experience in non-ferrous castings
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Engineering
  • Experience in High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC)
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Automotive experience with launching new model production
  • Experience working with Bargaining Unit employees
  • PMP Certification a Plus
  • Siemens Teamcenter working knowledge
  • AutoCAD, Inventor, Siemens NX working knowledge
  • Google Suites applications

  • Associated topics: automotive, brakes, cae, mechanical engineer, motor, naval, proe, solidworks, turbine, turbomachinery

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