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SKF Automotive Warranty and Bearing Investigation Eng in Plymouth, Michigan

Automotive Warranty and Bearing investigation Engineer - NAReports to: Advanced Product Development and Warranty ManagementLocation: Plymouth, MI.SKF is the world leading supplier of products and solutions in the rolling bearing industry. In addition, we are one of the leading players in seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring and training. The skills and competence of our 40,000 employees help us to fulfill our objective of creating more intelligent, sustainable and innovative customer solutions. SKF is a truly global company with presence in more than 130 countries, serving an extensive range of industries and customers worldwide.Job Description:The SKF Automotive Market (AM) has global responsibility for business development, product and process development, manufacturing and sales on wheel end, powertrain, suspension and steering applications, providing original equipment parts for the passenger car and light truck vehicle industry. It is a global structure covering sales regions all over the world as well as manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.Responsibilities:and#8226;Responsible for all bearing related warranty activities in NA and leader for both internal and external activities to continuously improve and support customer warranty requirements.and#8226;Responsible for the NA Bearing Investigation center and its implementationand#8226;Manage and support the Global processes used for AM bearing investigations in NA.and#8226;Lead and manage warranty analysis for Level 1 Automotive investigations.and#8226;Coordinate all level 2 analysis for AM and reporting through the Global GBI structureand#8226;Monitor NATC KPIand#8217;s and report monthlyand#8226;Work with regional FRCs/ PICs to make complete analysis of returned products from warranty, including data processing and ensuring globally consistent report generationand#8226;Lead the internal communication process for any corrective actions required as a result of findings from warranty analysis.and#8226;Provide feedback to Product Development and Engineering, Manufacturing and Sales, on corrective actions to implement lesson learned.and#8226;Lead the organization toward achieving customer long-term warranty targets and requirements by initiating warranty reduction projectsand#8226;Support and ensure proper use of the AM Field Return database for all warranty activities, to include creating field return cases for all warranty parts received in NATCand#8226;Proactively monitor customer warranty databases for trends with SKF productsand#8226;Manage customer warranty charge discussions, with the objective to minimize SKF financial impactand#8226;Lead customer warranty part review pick up meetings at customer locations and responsible for responding in customersand#8217; warranty analysis systemsand#8226;Local travel (less than 1 hour) and some international travel may be required.Qualifications:and#8226;A bachelor's degree in engineering, business or similar fieldand#8226;2+ yearsand#8217; work experience in the automotive industryand#8226;Been exposed to warranty returns, investigations and warranty systems at major Automotive OEMsand#8226;2+ yearsand#8217; experience working in a customer contact position and proven ability to build good relationships with customersand#8226;Excellent listening skills and technical communication skillsand#8226;Excellent organizational and follow up skillsand#8226;Business excellence-oriented mind setand#8226;Fluent in English, written and spokenand#8226;Dependable, reliable and self-drivenThe following are not mandatory but will give the eligible candidate a distinct advantage:and#8226;Familiar with Automotive bearing applicationsand#8226;Familiar with bearing warranty returns and investigationand#8226;Fluent in Spanish, written and spokenWhat Youand#8217;ll Love About SKF:Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 pai