Ford Motor Company Interior Architecture Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan
Interior Architecture Engineer
Job Description & Qualifications:
We are looking for a highly motivated detailed oriented engineer who likes to work hands on with parts, and likes working with a diverse team.
The Interior Architecture team is a critical and growing part of the business delivering the most efficient designs to satisfy our customers.
As an Interior Architecture Engineers, you will work with purchasing, finance, engineering, the supply base, and other teams utilizing different processes to establish the architecture and set targets for vehicle programs.
For a given interior commodity, you will work with the cross-functional team researching competitive products in great detail both virtually and physically developing a deep technical understanding of Ford and competitive products. You will understand the process by which these parts are manufactured and assembled in every detail. Your work also has a strong team face-to-face component, as you will be working closely with those working towards to the same goal to understand efficient design.
Whether you are early career, or experienced, the Interior Architecture Engineer offers a tremendous opportunity to learn at a very deep level new components and systems in a vehicles interior strengthening your understanding while building a strong cross-functional network.
Collaborate with purchasing, finance, engineering, and the supply base on the various elements of the architecture process
Research competitive products and build part order details for future analyses
Conduct physical part tear downs and develop Bill of Material for each competitive product
Work cross functionally to align on architecture strategy based on extensive research
Clearly frame learnings and lessons to help define architecture and work with leadership team to align on alternatives and help drive to final solution
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree
Technical experience from a University research project, internship or co-op
Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree
Dale Carnegie or equivalent leadership training
Very strong knowledge of market trends and benchmarking abilities
Knowledge of Asian/Chinese automotive products and strategies desirable
Motivated self-starter with ability to undertake independent research in understanding best practices and competitive trends
Ability to understand financial documents and detailed component/assembly quote
Positive 'can do' attitude
Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.
Ford Motor Company is 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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