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Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Program Leader in Olympia, Washington

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 part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we’re continually seeking diligent, determined performers who think outside the box to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles .

What you’ll be able to do:

VOME is a multi-functional team having the primary responsibility to plan for and implement the launch of new vehicle programs at assembly plants. In this role you will:

  • Deliver Manufacturing Delivery Quality Operating System requirements for multiple Subsystems (Electrical, Powertrain, Suspension, Exterior, Interior).

  • Onsite Final Assembly Lead for New Vehicle Launches at Vehicle Manufacturing Plant.

  • Collaborate with Product Development team to generate facility & tooling costs, improve quality, and reduce labor requirements.

  • Use virtual tools to evaluate the feasibility of new model designs for high volume assembly operations.

  • Lead team to write/modify/maintain process sheets and deliver updated Cycle Line Layouts.

  • Lead identification, resolution, and closure of FAE feasibility issues.

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

  • Lead assembly tooling installation, start-up, and commissioning at the assembly site. In addition, support tooling buyoffs at vendor facilities.

  • Lead team to identify and resolve launch product and tooling issues.

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

  • Support Department Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People, Morale, Environment, and Innovation (SQDCPMEI) initiatives.

  • Work with multi-functional activities (Product Development, Supplier Technical Assistance, Material Planning & Logistics, New Model Programs).

  • Travel up to 90% within North America in support of launch activities

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5 or more years of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering experience

  • 3 or more years of experience with assembly tooling, processes, and facilities

Our preferred requirements

  • Experience in one or more of the following automotive systems: Interior, Exterior, Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical, Water test, End of Line

  • Familiarity with error proofing

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Tenure supporting launch programs on extended travel

  • Strong Project Management skills and results-oriented attitude

  • Solid understanding of statistics (control charts, data collecting, etc.)

  • Knowledge in the following Ford software systems: AVBOM, WERS, GSPAS/APT, Teamcenter, E2KS, AIMs, CPARS

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Project/Excel/Word/Power Point/Outlook/Access)

  • Solid understanding of PFMEA and failure mode avoidance principles

  • Strong verbal & written communication and presentation skills

  • Validated ability to operate in stressful situations within timing constraints

  • A history of working effectively with minimal direct supervision

What you’ll receive in return:

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:

https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating 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.

Requisition ID : 3378

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