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Site STA engineer

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Providence
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.
As a key member of the Ford Purchasing team, you can add critical value to the entire organization. You'll help us source the highest quality parts and services from around the globe while ensuring optimal cost and on-time delivery. You'll also contribute to establishing a robust supply chain so that we can continually produce the vehicles our customers want. If you have the background to develop strong, mutually beneficial supplier relationships that will result in decreased costs, improved quality and enhanced sustainability, we want you to join us.
What you'll be able to do:
Spurring innovation and delivering world class vehicles is only possible with the commitment and partnership of our supply base to deliver highest quality parts, on time, at committed capacity, and with the optimum cost.
We are looking for experienced candidates to join multiple disciplines in our STA organization with strong communication, technical knowledge, project management, manufacturing and process quality expertise in component parts production for Interior commodities (Plastics, Seating, Shifters, Restraints, etc.)
Responsibilities will vary based on position and project:
Lead Site STA input on sourcing decisions to ensure capable supplier selection utilizing Ford standardized tools in assessing sourcing risks, developing robust industrialization plans to deliver Best In Class Supplier Performance.
Lead assigned suppliers in implementation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to deliver successful Vehicle and Powertrain launches with robust Production Parts Approval disciplines (PPAP) that meets Program launch milestones requirements.
Manage and escalate supplier progress status following APQP and program launch reporting guidelines.
Lead as STA Site Manager on-site Supplier Evaluation Visits per Ford Global Product Development System (GPDS) supplier engagement process for new program parts with Ford & Supplier cross-functional teams.
Pro-actively drive Failure Mode Avoidance through robust execution of Manufacturing Feasibility assessments, PFMEA, Special Characteristics (SCCAF) & Control Plans, Measurement Systems Analysis (GR&R), Capacity Analysis (CAR) reviews, enforcing Health Charts & Manufacturing Process Standards compliance and validation of implementation on supplier's production/manufacturing floor.
Engage Ford/Supplier Cross-Functional teams (Commercial Purchasing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Packaging, etc) in the resolution and escalation of issues affecting Launch Readiness (APQP), Capacity, Quality and Warranty.
Drive immediate supplier containment and resolution of quality and capacity issues utilizing disciplined problem solving, lean best practices and technical expertise to protect supply.
Drive Supplier Quality Performance improvements in ongoing/current production Quality Rejects and Warranty.
Comply with and drive all organizational governance process and corporate training requirements.
The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing processes.

    Our preferred requirements:

    • 10+ years Manufacturing Expertise preferably in the automotive or leading edge technology Industry.

    • Strong Project Management, Continuous Technical & Quality Improvement Mindset, Critical Thinking & Problem Resolution Skills with proven ability to deliver under time constraints.

    • Effective Leader with Collaborative Relationship Building and Communication Skills - Listening, Facilitating, Negotiating, Prioritizing and delivering team objectives on time.

    • Experienced in the use of 6-Sigma Quality Tools, G8D Problem Solving, QOS Management, GD&T, Measurement Systems Analysis.

    • Preferred to have experience in Lean Manufacturing disciplines (Value Stream Mapping, Bill of Process, and Capacity Planning) and delivering Manufacturing Industrialization projects.

    • Ability to Travel Required - up to 50% depending on position & project.

      As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
      If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.
      Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
      For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:
      At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
      At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow's transportation.
      Requisition ID : 9562

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