The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer has direct responsibility (on assigned programs), for developing and releasing a production ready manufacturing process from quote thru implementation on the plant floor. Ongoing support at the production facility will be required during launch to facilitate a smooth transition to the plant manufacturing team and to ensure program targets are achieved.
- Lead “Design for Manufacture and Assembly” (DFMA) reviews, on assigned programs with product engineering team(s), including GD&T review of product(s).
- Responsible for Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) input for all capital, tooling, gauges and plant expense on new programs. Report on status (timing and expenditures) against CAR, including deviations, delays and potential risks to program timing. Writing PO requisitions and delivery and tracking of purchase orders to vendors will also be involved.
- Develop plant layout, process flow, equipment tracking and manufacturing process for new programs. The AME is responsible to track and update all documentation until product launch.
- Responsible for on time Manufacturing Sign Offs for all PLUS gates. Getting equipment built, installed and PPAP’d on time to meet customer deliverables.
- Work with production plant to assure staffing, plant layout, utility needs and timing are understood and agreed upon.
- Participate in SDT with Program Management, identify capital, tooling and resource needs to execute program.
- Manage equipment suppliers to program timing expectations and deliverables. Maintain “Open Issues Lists” (OILs) on both equipment and manufacturing development. Drive resolution to ensure program needs are addressed.
- Work with the production plant to assure timely and proper installation and qualification of the capital equipment occurs, program expectations are met (financial and performance) and a smooth and effective transition and hand-off is realized.
- Capital Appropriation – assembling requests based on program deliverables
- Equipment Design, Integration & Support
- Product Engineering – DFMEA transition to PFMEA then Control Plan, GD&T review
- Product Safety – SC/CC matrix and design of equipment to capture/contain non-conforming output
- Program Management
Skills and Experience:
- 8+ years experience in welding manufacturing of metal parts/assemblies. (prefer automotive or related)
- Welding Engineering Degree is preferred. Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, or Industrial Engineering is acceptable depending on background and experience.
- Assembly experience would be a plus based on our assembly process to build the complete car seat.
- PLC knowledge and experience to install and debug equipment.
- Tooling knowledge and experience is essential to the program launches.
- Robotic knowledge and experience will be required to manage programs.
Required Program Travel Support:
Must be willing to travel at least 50% of the year in North America to support program launches.
COMPANY INFORMATION: Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With approximately 75,000 employees in 33 countries, Adient operates 208 manufacturing/assembly plants worldwide. We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing — and into more than 20 million vehicles every year. We are a global leader in automotive seating because of our people — a team of adventurous thinkers and passionate high performers who make it all possible. We pride ourselves on being at the vanguard of new industry trends and technologies. When you join Adient, you’ll play an important role in helping us improve the experience of a world in motion. At Adient, we care about your character just as much as your qualifications. Because for us, it’s more than the job. It’s about committing to your responsibilities. Creating a global community and empowering your teammates. That’s why we work hard to ensure our employees — no matter their race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, caste, disability, union membership, ethnicity, religious beliefs or the stage of their careers — can see the difference their work makes for our customers and their consumers around the globe.
Central Tech Unit Plymouth MI