Manufacturing Enginieering Manager

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Oak Park, MI

Oak Park, MI
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Please let me know if you would have interest in this position, to be based in Southeast MI--paying up to 180k for the right person--Let me know if you would have interest or can recommend someone (I pay a $1000 referral fee if you refer me to someone that I place)

This is a very unusual and very exciting new position that we have just received. The client is a European manufacturer of specialty off road and construction vehicles used throughout Europe. They take stripped down chassis/powertrain units and join them to specialty cabs for customers all over Europe for many different applications. They have decided that it is in their best interests to purchase the components for the stripped down chassis/powertrain units in the US, and then assemble them here, and then ship the unit to Europe. They are looking for the "first American" in their company who will be their "guiding light" in terms of what to buy and where to buy the components for these units, and then build and lead a facility and hire people to assemble these units. The company is very successful in Europe, but knows that the components that they need are better and cheaper here in the States--They need someone who has extensive engineering background, both to include powertrain components and the assembly of them. See description below for more details.

The Powertrain Assembly Engineer shall be responsible for technical realization of up building the vehicle from the stripped down chassis. The role will answer directly senior management who will quantify the amount to be produced and the timeline that the vehicles are needed.

Given that the main role of the Powertrain Assembly Engineer is to build the vehicle the candidate needs to have established connections within the Automotive industry. The ability to train and supervise employees on the factory line. The candidate will in effect be the supervisor of the facility.

The work is to be performed at in assembly plant environment. We are looking for a candidate who possesses considerable amount of creativity and initiative and expresses a high level of independent judgment.


* Engineering Team Manager skills
* OEM and Supply Base Lean Manufacturing Implementation experience
* Supplier Manufacturing Launch Readiness and Capacity Assessment experience
* Capacity and Constraint Analysis
* Manufacturing Facility Material Flow Engineering
* Packaging Engineering
* Equipment and Service Purchasing
* Material Handling Equipment Engineering
* Ergonomics Analysis
* Lean Manufacturing Process Flow Analysis
* Lean Physicals-Based Costing
* Commodity Business Planning and Strategy Development
* Warehousing Operations Planning
* Labor Management
* New Model Program Planning and Launch
* Project and Program Management
* Logistics Engineering and Optimization
* Safety Engineering
* Powered Material Handling Vehicle Specification


* R&D
* Implementation of new models / ideas
* Assembling process
* Assemble line start up
* Connections for suppliers
* Quality control
* Control of stock and manufacturing costs