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Ford Motor Company Industrial Engineer in Flat Rock, Michigan


Job Title:

Industrial Engineer

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 support the team building 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 creatively to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.

What you’ll be able to do:

You will play a key role in advancing our manufacturing capabilities as you lead industrial engineers in supporting the development of productivity proposals (e.g., rebalances, OLOT reduction, throughput improvements, etc.). This position will involve driving important workstation optimization and ergonomics improvement initiatives. You will:

  • Implement engineering changes for workstations and allocations

  • Supervise/coach industrial engineers with time study schedules (e.g., MODAPTS)

  • Interface with union/works council and Health & Safety to settle disputes and ergonomic issues

  • Lead headcount cost savings projects

  • Supervise monthly tracking of progress in VPOS

  • Lead cycle line layout

  • Supervise planning for mix and line speed changes

  • Manage departmental rolls analysis for weekly manpower meeting

  • Ensure proper labor staffing and strategy

  • Lead future model labor development

  • Assist Production and Quality as needed

  • Uphold plant processes through strict adherence to the Quality Operating System.

  • Serve as resource for plant industrial engineer training/assistance

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • Two or more years of experience working in a manufacturing environment

Our preferred requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering

  • One or more years of experience with MS Office (to include Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint)

  • Ability to quickly resolve issues through route cause analysis

  • Strong customer focus

  • Results driven with excellent organizational and prioritization skills

  • Proven success mediating union relations

  • Ability to serve as a strong and confident technical mentor

  • Exceptional communication and leadership abilities

  • MODAPS Certification

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)






Flat Rock