Closures Systems Engineer

Ford Motor Company
March 03, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

As part of our Manufacturing team, you'll help build the world-class, state- of-the-art smart vehicles we're known for. In our plants around the world, we're constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. You'll get the satisfaction of making great products people use and love.

In this position

The Closures Systems Engineer is responsible to design, develop, validate and release parts (hoods/fenders, side doors including moveable glass, tailgates, liftgates, and roof systems (hard & soft top) under his/her responsibility for the assigned programs. Look for design improvements to increase quality and cost / weight optimization. Design parts in order to comply with Corporate and Local Requirements for parts validation, considering the WCR (Worldwide Customers Requirements), ES (Engineering Specifications) and SDS (Systems Design specifications) as well as the Manufacturing and Assembly requirements. The engineer is also responsible of parts incorporation at the Assembly Plant.

What you'll do

  • Understand GPDS (Global Product Development System) and create plans to deliver on time.
  • Comply with Program cost, weight, quality, performance and timing targets (Waterfall process)
  • Comply with Robustness Engineering Disciplines (Failure Mode Avoidance Tools)
  • Knowledge and application of six sigma and 8D (Green Belt).
  • Develop ESOW (Engineering Statement of Work) , EC (Engineering concepts) and participate in the Sourcing Process (SOBA, ED&T review, piece and tooling cost review and CPA)
  • Actively participate in the Technical Design Reviews
  • Release parts in AVBOM and WERS through the product life cycle. Support the Change Control Meeting.
  • Audit and update BOM (Bill of Material) with correct part levels and usage, for prototype builds and maintain it post Job 1.
  • Be aware of Worldwide Engineering changes and proceed accordingly
  • Identify validation, durability and functional test required as per SDS & ES. (DVP / eFDVS)
  • Leverage AIMS root cause analysis and permanent actions implementation.
  • Define and verify engineering prototypes requirements at part level.
  • Parts implementation/Sign-off at assembly plant & assistance with quality issues in all milestones.
  • PDL's revisions and proceed accordingly if affected
  • Support VQR's, VRT's and PVT, as required.
  • Collaborate with STA with technical assistance through the Supplier Engagement Process
  • Deliver by applying the One Ford Behaviors.
  • Travel to North America & Ford of Mexico plants when required
  • You'll have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years' prior experience in Closures (release expertise on multiple executions strongly preferred
  • Broad exposure to various material types (both steel and aluminum stamping and joining)
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment when overall vehicle targets, size, appearance, and manufacturing location are not always known
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • 8D and 5Why corrective action and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Catia V5 required; 3DX / Catia V6 and TeamCenter a plus but not required
  • Even better, you may have

  • Experience in closures - hoods, liftgates, doors, moveable glass, moonroofs
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases• Tuition assistance• Established and active employee resource groups• Paid time off for individual and team community service• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    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.

    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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


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