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Ford Motor Company Supplier Technical Assistance Engineer: Battery Cells 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.

The people of Ford Motor Credit Company have a 60-year commitment to helping put people behind the wheels of great Ford and Lincoln vehicles. By partnering with dealerships, we provide financing, personalized service and professional expertise to five thousand dealers and more than four million customers in over 100 countries around the world. If you’re customer-focused, driven and seeking the opportunity to experience exciting challenges and growth, look no further.

Ford Core STA is seeking a highly motivated experienced candidates for BEV cell and array manufacturing professional to join our battery team. This team is composed of Technical Experts, Managers, and Manufacturing Engineers who assist the suppliers as they grow with Ford Motor Company


  • Risk assessments for new Battery Electrical Vehicle (BEV) program sourcing

  • New product / technology application readiness assessment

  • Kick-off APQP in cooperation with external and internal stakeholders

  • Regular reviews of program readiness status with Ford and / or Tier 1 Management

  • Work with Ford Product Development Engineering on product design optimization and Special Characteristics identification, including DFMEA, product and process analytical tools simulations reviews, updates of Engineering Specifications (ES) and addressing of potential manufacturing feasibility issues

  • Special Process Assessments planning and execution at Tier 1 / N (e.g., CQI-9, 15, 23)

  • Analysis of industrialization plans of Tier 1 / N Suppliers and production capacity planning

  • Analysis, improvement, and implementation of production quality control / inspection strategies for Special Characteristics

  • Implementation of Ford Customer Specific Requirements at Tier 1 / N levels

  • Develop global Lessons Learned and HV Battery manufacturing standards

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering or academic equivalent, MBA/MS preferred – Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical

  • 3 - 5 years minimum experience in Automotive and / or Aerospace industries with electrical / electronic background

  • Solid knowledge of Automotive industry standards and tools (e.g., IATF 16949, APQP, FMEA, CP, SPC, MSA, 8D, 5 Why, AIAG CQI-XX, etc.)

  • Operational experience with Battery Electrode, Cell, Array and /or Pack manufacturing processes

  • Project and risks management experience

  • Practical experience with computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software

  • Troubleshooting expertise and attention to detail

  • Fluent in speaking and writing English language Mandatory, Other languages helpful

  • Willingness for international travels

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You will 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 would 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.

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 : 7325