New Model Launch Manufacturing Engineer

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Detroit Thermal Systems, Our relentless pursuit of customer comfort drives continuous improvement. We stop at nothing to deliver excellence in all we do. The perfect mix of innovative planning, manufacturing excellence and continuous improvement ensures each project meets stringent objectives. Our customers take comfort in knowing every project receives the benefit of DTS advanced manufacturing technology, diligent program management, and a relentless focus on quality.

Job Summary:

Manage new model assembly equipment development from concept to launch at manufacturing site to meet Detroit Thermal Systems and customer requirements. 

Summary of responsibilities:

Industrialization of facility for flawless launch of new products or major design changes.

Develop conceptual quotes with Engineering group and Sales for future projects and design changes based on lessons learned.

Manage equipment vendor line ups, quoting and vendor selection process from kick-off to launch; including vendor run-offs.

Manage pre-production and launch build events on assembly equipment with cross functional team.

Troubleshoot equipment issues and follow through to completion.

Create best in class Poke Yoke systems that verify process is followed as developed.

Liaison with customer engineering departments to understand changes or issues and verify feasibility or develop corrective actions for resolution.

Actively participate in Continuous Improvement activities to fully utilize equipment and process.

Develop recommendations of best practices for assembly equipment and the process.

Research, review and develop new machinery and equipment vendors for improved functionality that can reduce costs for current and future programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

5 years or more of hands on experience with product and production launches at an automotive tier 1 or 2 supplier.

Experience in process development and manufacturing quality disciplines such as controls plans and PFMEA’s preferred

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

Location: Romulus, MI
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