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Location: 

Grand Rapids, MI, US

Manufacturing Engineer

 

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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.

 

Summary

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Work to continuously improve production methods including layout, production flow, production equipment, fabrication, assembly and packaging methods.

Participates in GLP teams, TS16949 and lean initiatives.

Prepares analysis for capital expenditures.
Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

Comply with TS16949 requirements defined by Company Policies and Procedures (job specific)

 

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Continuous Learning - Seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; requires minimal supervision; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.

Communications - Keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation - Works cooperatively in group situations.

Managing Customer Focus - Develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.

Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.

Written Communication - Presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; works with integrity and principles.

Adaptability - Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Achievement Focus - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position.

Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals..

Initiative - Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions ; uses equipment and materials properly.

 

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university

 

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

 

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

 


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids