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VAVE/Resident Engineering Manager in Saline, MI at JAC Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    225 South Industrial Drive
    Saline, MI
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

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Are you looking to be part of a growing company? Are you passionate about project management and data analysis?

JAC Products, a leading Global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, is seeking a VAVE/Resident Engineering Manager to join our fast-paced, growing team in Saline, MI! The VAVE/Resident Engineering Manager leads the corporate warranty function, testing laboratory, and Resident Engineers to achieve target costs savings through VA/VE initiatives. 

Your Contributions:

  • Identify cost savings projects through ongoing Value Analysis; follows VA/VE ideas and implementation through to release.
  • Implement systems in support of VA/VE and Cost Reduction.
  • Lead quarterly VA/VE & Cost Reduction forums.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to implement projects on-time and within budget.
  • Maintain PDCA list, update Roadmap and VA/VE Matrix, and hold weekly PDCA calls.
  • Communicate project timelines and updated with all stakeholders (colleagues, suppliers, customers).
  • Participate in Product Design Reviews; provide insight to minimize cost while meeting performance and appearance requirements.
  • Ensure material selection is optimized by providing recommendations and insight to Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Provide guidance to Product Engineers, Engineering Managers, CAD Designers and Test Technicians to ensure efficient new product designs.
  • Facilitate development of action plans with key performance metrics for team.

Job Requirements

What You Need:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of auto industry experience and 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful launch of 5 OEM-level programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Engineering processes, Manufacturing / Product Engineering, Product Costing, APQP, and VA/VE process.
  • Collaborative; ability to lead and contribute within a team to resolve problems and achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management; ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).