Technical Specialist - Structural Sealers and Adhesives

Ford Motor Company
February 23, 2024
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Job Description

Ford's Body Exterior organization is seeking a Technical Specialist specializing in Structural Adhesives and Sealers. This individual would serve the team as the lead subject matter expert in adhesives and sealers. As such, they own the development, authorship, sign-off and maintenance of all related engineering specification and requirements, and responsible to ensure programs are executing their designs with quality and efficiency. The TS works as part of a team to solve new product design challenges, plant concerns, material shortage issues, and develops new technologies (materials) to support future architectures.


  • Support Program Engineers - drive for quality and cost / weight efficiency
  • Feasibility assessment of program-specific material combinations during the development phase
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of adhesive & sealing joining trials with new materials and/or joining processes in internal and external laboratories in alignment with cross functional teams
  • Sign-off Adhesive and Sealer related requirements at key program milestones
  • Technology Development
  • Lead cross functional teams to develop new materials and joining / bonding applications which deliver future strategic solutions
  • Benchmark competition and develop advance projects to ensure Ford is best in class
  • Close cooperation with CAE-team for the development of simulation methods and joint cards
  • Institutionalize knowledge and best practices
  • Develop, author, lead sign-off and maintain Core documents including Engineering Specifications, Requirements, Design Rules, Quality Documents, training materials and other required materials for adhesives, sealers, baffles, tapes and related products
  • Develop new and continuously improved Engineering Specifications, standards and test methods - physical/analytical
  • Business Support:
  • Drive continuous improvement in the supply base
  • Lead/participate in solving production issues with manufacturing and cross-functional teams; these include and are not limited to: Stop-Ships, Field Service Actions, Warranty, Material Shortages
  • Participation in patent committees
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related physical science field of study
  • 10+ years as a Body Exterior (including Adhesives and Sealers) Design and Release Engineer or similar experience
  • 5+ years experience with job responsibilities specific to adhesives and sealers
  • Demonstrated expert level knowledge in Adhesives and Sealer (pumpables, tapes, baffles, extruded other) products and supply base
  • Experience in all program phases from Pre-Program through Launch
  • Working knowledge of applicable Design, Analysis, Verification, Quality, Manufacturing, and Assembly methods
  • Demonstrated improvements in customer satisfaction, reduction in warranty, total cost reduction
  • Working knowledge and experience with Engineering toolsets - CAE / CATIA, TCE
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record of strong leadership behaviors
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated capability to teach / coach / mentor and document technical knowledge
  • Self-starter: ability to work effectively with little oversight
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related physical science field of study
  • Experience presenting at Technical Conferences and Publishing Technical Papers
  • Experience with battery enclosures related adhesive and sealing products and cell vent management requirements
  • Patents / Invention, Defensive Disclosures / Trade Secrets and/or Technical Publications
  • Experience with Advanced Technology development - particularly in mixed materials bonding and aluminum
  • Experience with automotive program timing and delivery requirements
  • Experience writing Quality Documents, Engineering Specifications, Requirements, Design Rules or equivalent Core documents
  • Multiple automotive launches
  • 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 not available for this position.

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    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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    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 136 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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