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Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Engineer - Body in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Manufacturing Engineer - Body

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we’re continually seeking diligent, determined performers who think outside the box to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.

What you’ll be able to do:

In this key role, you will provide manufacturing engineering leadership throughout a new model development program – from initial concept through final assembly. This will involve the application of lean manufacturing principles to ensure the highest quality, most efficient processes and products possible. You will:

  • Provide manufacturing engineering leadership throughout a new model development program, beginning at initial concept through launch at the final assembly facility.

  • Development of tooling and facilities based on product and process.

  • Apply lean manufacturing principles.

  • Lead virtual manufacturing assembly builds.

  • Drive resolution of manufacturing issues.

  • Interface with Design and Release activities.

  • Develop formal assembly process instructions and enter the process sheets into VPS system.

  • Lead assembly tooling specification purchase, installation, start-up, and commissioning at the assembly site. Track all open tooling and process issues and drive to closure including meeting all exit criteria deliverables - cycle time, throughput, workstation readiness, etc.

  • Prepare management presentations.

  • Drive quality, cost and labor improvements.

  • Support new model launches. During launches, the position will require travel, extensive standing and walking in a plant environment.

  • Deliver dimensionally in-spec parts for their respective system. Understand component data and a system impact.

  • Deliver cycle line layouts and work with the assembly plants to have a complete operator/equipment workstation ready for launch.

  • Operate in stressful situations within timing constraints

  • Work with minimal direct supervision

  • Must be willing to travel.

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology

  • 6 months or more of engineering experience and /or engineering internship

  • 1 or more years of Microsoft Office experience to include Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Our preferred requirements:

  • Solid background with virtual manufacturing tools

  • Experience with tooling, processes and facilities

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Working knowledge of statistics (control charts, data collecting, etc.)

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

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. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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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Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company



Skill Team:

Manufacturing (MFG)


Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering