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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

Advantage Resourcing - XPO Auburn Hills, MI

Auburn Hills, MI
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description:

Advantage Resourcing seeks an Innovation Project Leader. This position will be located in Auburn Hills, MI

Put your experience, knowledge, and education to work for you with a company and industry that is truly innovative.

Apply today.

The Innovation Project Leader is responsible for developing new technology to meet the needs of our customer.
Candidates must understand and have the ability to lead innovation projects from project proposal to project completion.
Innovation Project Leaders must lead a cross functional team to achieve Market Readiness for their Innovation Topic.
They must master the technical details of their subject matter and serve as an advocate within the organization and externally to promote and deliver their innovation to programs.

Develop/Manage new technology projects through the Innovation Process
Protect Technology through patented solutions and, where appropriate, seek out and support strategic partnerships.
Establish and gain approval for Project Budget. Monitor and forecast expenses versus budget plan.
Support concept engineering with available technology that can be offered to the customer and support customer presentations to answer technical questions.
Maintain expert status in their newly developed technologies to lead/support problem resolution during product development and production phases of programs.
Maintain knowledge of the leading edge technology in their field of competency.
Support purchasing as technical expert - Working in collaboration with the program buyer in regards to supplier capabilities, especially in New Value Spaces.
Benchmarking, External Landscaping and Trend Analysis.
Participate in supplier partnerships / development agreements to protect and solidify technology collaboration as appropriate
Generate new technology ideas and protect with patents

Product & Function Candidate Mechatronics Experience desired (such as but not limited to):
Human Machine Interface (Microsystems / Embedded Electronics / System Integration)
Infotainment Systems (Package / Systems Interface)
Interior Kinematics & Mechanisms (Package / Electrical Systems Interface)
Lighting & Optics
Material & Process Candidate Experience (such as but not limited to):
Knowledge of Processes including: Injection molding, Vacuum forming, Welding (vibration, sonic, heat stake), Low pressure molding, Compression molding, and Assembly including Process Simulation (MoldFLow, Warpage, Fiber Alignment).
Knowledge of Materials including: Polymers, Natural Fibers, Various skins & foils, Adhesive systems, Substrate materials, and Foam laminates.
The candidate must have a working knowledge of the tooling, process, materials and equipment.
Technical report writing skills for Design guidelines, Trial reports, and Power Point presentations.
Excellent Presentation skills for Senior Management, Customer, and Technical forums.
Experience with Design of Experiments and Advanced Problem Solving Methodology preferred
Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent discipline Minimum, Master of Science Degree Preferred. Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of experience, automotive interiors experience a plus.

About Advantage Resourcing

At Advantage Resourcing, our primary objective is to perfectly align the best people with the appropriate jobs. These jobs may be temporary assignments or career positions. We place talented people in a wide variety of jobs working with our client companies in areas such as: engineering, IT, technical, manufacturing, skilled trades, distribution, call centers, clerical, accounting, finance and sales.

Our strength is being able to solve our clients workforce needs by matching people that have the right skills, knowledge and motivation to each opportunity. Advantage Resourcing can help you discover the personal and career success you desire.

Advantage Resourcing Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard for race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected categories. Advantage Resourcing is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.