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Ford Motor Company Final Assembly Launch Manager in Olympia, Washington


Lead a team of Manufacturing Engineering Supervisors / Engineers in:

  • Lead Stamping, Body, Paint and Final teams onsite thru all program milestones (DCV, LR, TT, PP, OKTB)

  • Coordinate Manufacturing Readiness / scorecard deliverables through gateways (VTTO DCV, TCB, PCF, EOL for TT, PP, MP1)

  • Work closely with CPE/Program Management, New Models, Plant Launch Manager for alignment on build events (color launch, body build plan, final build)

  • Ensure all aspects of the program are delivered within cost, delivery, and safety.

  • Develop Design and Build Scopes of Work associated with Tooling and Equipment along with Installation Scopes of Work.

  • Working closely with VME Core Team’s, Assembly Plant & Suppliers for Tooling and Equipment Buyoff, Installs and Commissioning.

  • Lead the development of a master schedule for the design, build, and implementation of Tooling and Facility projects.

  • Collaborate with Process Engineers and Product Development Team to generate facility & tooling costs, improve quality, and reduce labor requirements

  • Develop and foster working relationships with new and existing tooling vendors to develop new processes/equipment and to continuously improve the equipment we have already deployed.

  • Use virtual tools to evaluate tooling feasibility of new model designs for assembly operations

  • Lead identification, resolution, and closure of Stamping, Body, Paint and Final Assembly Engineering feasibility issues

  • Support Program Cost Studies and work with cross functional teams within the organization to ensure proper Tooling is included and a plan for implementation.

  • Drive System Integration Efficiencies into new models to reduce Labor and Part counts.

  • Work with counterparts in PD to quickly resolve product design and assembly tooling issues.

  • Support launch coordination meetings: AIMS, DEMS, Whiteboard, Scorecard, etc.

  • Incorporate new technologies and automation into the tooling development to improve delivery and quality.

  • Work with upfront Process Strategies Team to incorporate new standard assembly tooling and facilities to accommodate new technologies or efficiency improvements

  • Drive labor efficiency and complexity reduction where possible during the launch review of new product content / features development.

  • Support builds/installations onsite

  • Use Plant High Hurts to predict and mitigate Launch risks in Forward Model Development

  • Support GMR standard & equipment updates / migration plan through closed loop lesson learned process.

  • Review "Lessons Learned" from New Model launches and implement Prevent Reoccurrence Actions into future programs

  • Interface with cross-functional activities (Program Implementation Teams, Product Development, Supplier Technical Assistance, Material Planning & Logistics, New Model Programs)

  • Teach, coach, and develop training plans for all employees.

  • Support the PDC process including quarterly check-in’s are completed.

Position Requirements:

  • B.S. degree required

  • Masters preferred

  • 10 years+ experience in Manufacturing

  • One major program Launch (UP / UN > 4) as LL6 Leader or discipline equivalent

  • Working knowledge of MDQOS deliverables such as tooling development, LQOS, DPA5, GSPAS/VPS, APT, Teamcenter, PFMEA, SCCAFs, Error Proofing Principles, GMRs/Health Charts, and VOSS

  • Understanding of relationships between VME, New Models, Program Management and Operations through Launch of a vehicle

  • Knowledge and/or experience within other VME/MP&L/Operations

  • Strong evidence of a commitment to technical growth through formal and continuing education

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt required, Black Belt preferred.

  • Leadership communication skills consistent with reporting out to Director and VP level leadership

  • Willingness to Travel for extended periods of time

Requisition ID : 17857