The Global Wheel Technical Specialist is dedicated to expert level, technical
support of the wheel and its interfacing systems including, but not limited
Cast aluminum wheel
Carbon fiber wheel
Wheel joint / lug nut
Coatings (e.g. paint systems, PVD, E-coat, etc)
Jack and Tools
The Global Wheel Technical Specialist is responsible for the establishing the
processes involved with overall wheel development, throughout all phases of
the development process. The Global Wheel TS support all Global EMMs, consults
on launch issues to promptly drive resolution, and is technical support for
all regions at all phases of the wheel development cycle.
Provide dedicated technical depth supporting core and applications teams
in wheel systems for new and existing technologies
Train Ford engineers on wheel design theory, and process to achieve wheel
Train Ford engineers on wheel manufacturing processes and how to ensure
that wheels developed and approved can be robustly manufactured
Support engineers to resolve issues
Work with Design Studio, Vehicle Engineering, and the CAE teams to develop
wheel designs that deliver on styling, FEA, stiffness, cost, and weight
Provide leadership for the establishment of wheel performance standards
and standards for the wheel development process to reduce the development
time required to approve wheel designs and themes
Develop objective wheel tests to support performance cascades and to
deliver DV test efficiencies
Work with Ford Materials Engineering and suppliers on the development of
coatings, specifications, and new technologies.
Develop the supplier's technical and manufacturing capabilities to meet
Ford Motor Company requirements
Knowledge of wheel/wheel assembly process and ability to train assemblers
to follow the Assembly Functional Specification.
Research market and help determine strategy for Commodity Business Plan
(CBP) and insure CBP is followed.
Support Pre-PS program wheel & wheel line-up development
Participate in Chassis Architecture reviews
Conduct technical and marketing meetings with local supply base and
disseminate the information to the Global Core Wheel & Application Wheel
team. Maintain market awareness to assure we always have the latest
Develop and maintain the supplier's Global DFMEA, PFMEA, and Control Plans
to Ford Motor Company requirements
Develop and maintain all Core documents (e.g., Functional Specifications,
Design Rules, SCCAFs, quality documents)
Review and approve all DVP&R and CDP&R documentation. Integral to Signoff
of System/Subsystem/Component with specific signoff responsibility BEFORE
Review warranty information and implement permanent corrective actions
Ensure all tests conducted for our products are conducted as written per
the respective test methods both internally and by our supply base
Have knowledge and provide technical direction in paint coatings, wheel
trim, wheel weights, TMK, jack & tools, and other core parts.
Global point of contact for all wheel technical topics.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering
10+ years of industry experience
Minimum of 6 years Chassis Engineering discipline with focus on wheel
Even better, you may have
Masters Degree in Engineering
Core experience preferred
Experience in writing macros (e.g., Excel VBA) to aid in the automation
of engineering tools.
Six Sigma Black Belt or demonstrated understanding and application of DOE
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Self-starting, self directed
Detail orientated with a zero-defect mindset
Ability to work in a globally diverse team
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication and project
Ability to handle complex tasks and challenging situations under
Experience communicating with senior leaders, design and release,
manufacturing, and suppliers
Outstanding planning, organizational and project management skills with
proper follow-up to accomplish multiple objectives
Strong One Ford Leadership Behaviors with demonstrated ability to drive
and deliver results
Effective coaching and mentoring skills
Ability to build strong effective relationships with cross functional
teams (Foundation Chassis, Design and Release, Program Management,
Vehicle Operations, and Suppliers)
Position requires travel to global supplier manufacturing sites as well as
FNA facilities to conduct fresh eyes reviews
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
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.
For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:
New Hire Benefits
Visa sponsorship is not 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.
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application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.
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With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety
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About the Team
Ford Product Development is utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience
methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that will delight our
customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting,
and sustainable ideas to life. From autonomy and electrification, to smart
mobility technologies, our Product Development teams around the world are
working together with excitement to make smart vehicles for a smart world.
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