Southfield, MI, US, 48033

Senior Engineer


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Responsibilities for the Manufacturing Engineer - Senior:
•    Lead the development through production launch of metal seat structures welding with Painting (e-coat and/or A-coat) knowledge.  Typical processes consist of: stampings, weldments, rivets, fasteners, clinching and various other automated and manual assembly methods and practices.
•    Develop and manage project budgets throughout the life of a program.
•    Prepare quote requests. 
•    Evaluate and compare initial source quotes and processes.
•    Manage all aspects of equipment and tool build at external equipment integrators.
•    Maximizes efficiency by analyzing: line layouts, workflow, assembly methods, change-over-fixtures and tooling, gauges, work-in-process (WIP) handling.
•    Main point of contact with production plants throughout the program development and launch.  Responsible for technical support as needed thereafter.
•    Work with Product Engineering to ensure parts and assemblies are designed and toleranced to allow manufacturing best practices to be used.
•    Work with Quality Engineers to Develop Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) requirements such as: Process Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (PFMEA), Process Flow Charts, and Control Plans.
•    Support Program Management generated macro-schedules with detailed timing, to ensure that all project milestones are tracked and completed on time.
•    Relies on broad depth of knowledge and expertise to plan and accomplish goals.
•    Works under minimal supervision.
•    A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required and expected.

Requirements for the Manufacturing Engineer - Senior:
•    Must be well versed in GD&T and ability to read prints.
•    Possess strong verbal/written communication skills.
•    Must be highly organized.
•    Must be a self-starter, highly motivated and also work well in a team environment.
•    Possess strong leadership skills.
•    Proficient with MS office software. AutoCAD or other 3D modelling is a plus.
•    Willingness and ability to travel for extended periods within US & Mexico, (2-3) week intervals.

Experience / Education Requirements:
•    BS Degree in mechanical engineering or manufacturing is a minimum.
•    10+ years of seating welding experience.  (MIG or Laser)
•    Experience with Riveting, Clinching, Swaging, Presses and equipment, Automated assembly lines.
•    Experience with Paint Process (E-coat or A-coat) would be a Plus
•    Understanding of metallurgy. (Steel grades, Heat Treating, Formability)
•    Understanding of fixture design, part fit up, process parameters, equipment.
•    Experience with automotive companies is preferred


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: Detroit