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Automotive Chief Engineer
Detroit Metro (BH03101)

REPORTS TO:  General Manager

SUMMARY:       Our client is a leading automotive supplier of vehicle interior components including seating.  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for planning, directing and controlling activities within a specific product area.  Ensures product planning, design, and development is consistent with established program objectives and company/division needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES & AUTHORITY

 

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Plans, directs, and controls the activities for design, development, and release of specific products within established program objectives.

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Ensures design and release to production within allocated time, cost and quality objectives of the program.

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 Directs the preparation and issuance of initial release documentation to authorize tooling and procurement action for all assigned products.

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 Creates and/or audits operations budgets.

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 Obtains and disseminates new and changing customer requirements and regulations to the Design Engineers, concentrating on adequate funding, appropriate documentation, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in design and integration with the overall programs.

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 Supervises department in the successful completion of the program requirements for the designated system.  Provides regular feedback regarding accomplishments and areas for improvement to team members.  Conducts Continuous Improvement Reviews, merit increase planning and assists employees with career development planning and training.

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Distributes and adjusts individual engineer's workload to optimize program objectives and schedules.  Provides staff with necessary resources, tools and training  to effectively and efficiently execute required tasks.

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 Oversees engineering deliverables pursuant to the Product Delivery Process (PDP). Effectively communicates with project team.

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 Attends and contributes to board reviews, launch meetings, and other relevant meetings with customers and suppliers.

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 Assists company with recruiting efforts, including but not limited to finding candidates and conducting interviews of candidates.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Special Knowledge:   

Bachelors degree in Engineering from an accredited institution or high school degree or GED with an additional 3 years related engineering experience.

 Experience:     

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Minimum of 12 years of diversified engineering experience.

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At least 1 year supervisory experience and proven ability to lead a project team to meet customer expectations.

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Demonstrated experience with budget planning and conformance, determining program objectives and requirements, anticipating and solving engineering problems, and developing standards and guidelines for diverse engineering activities.

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Ability to communicate effectively with all staff levels, both verbally and in writing. 

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Strong organizational skills. 

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Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations, leadership and coordinating and completing multiple tasks within and across departments to meet changing deadlines.

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Proficient skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

To Apply for this position:

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