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ManpowerGroup Trim Project Engineer in Plymouth, Michigan


  • Organize, schedule, and prioritize Trim development in Plymouth

  • Provides coordination and prioritization for all trim projects in Plymouth, based on program timing and critical milestones.Works closely with the Trim Managers and Plymouth Trim Principal Engineer to understand and execute on-time deliverables.

  • Balances the resources among development pool in Plymouth and Mexico, and ensures on-time delivery of pattern development based on work order system.Ensures development consistency is maintained between different build phases of the program by maximizing utilization of same resources through the build phases or by imparting knowledge/LL from the previous phases

  • Champion development and execution of "Work Order System" between develop pools in Plymouth and Mexico, as well as interfacing with Plymouth Trim Managers and Mexico Technical Lead.Work with BU Chiefs and Directors to resolve schedule conflicts in prioritization.

  • Responsible for executing trim development to meet PAP timing through clear and detailed tactical plan / Master Timeline.Identifies critical path and required inputs, and provides creative solution to meet challenging timing requirements.

  • Responsible to schedule sewing of development covers at the sew cell and inventory of standard parts.Trim Engineers / Managers are responsible to procure program-specific raw materials.

  • Responsible to align expectations regarding scope, deliverables, timing, and budget among Principal Engineer, Trim Managers, and BU Chiefs/Mgrs

  • Champions product evaluation sample event to assess and align on the quality of completed development including appearance, TPDM completeness, and STO achievement

  • Ensures high quality delivery (Right First Time) through facilitating all required inputs to the developers on time.Proactively identify and escalate as required to meet timing.

  • Understands budgets for all the projects and ensure projects are completed within budget through "Right First Time" mindset.Recognizes the need for completeness of the inputs/scope on work order to ensure "Right First Time".

  • Work with the Principal Trim Engineer to understand the complexity of incoming work to identify appropriate level of resources and required number of hours to keep cost to the work order commitment.

  • Collaborates with Principal Trim Engineer, Mexico Technical Lead, Trim Managers, and BU Chiefs/Mgrs to establish workflow and RASIC for work order system and associated cost and timing responsibilities

  • Travel as required to trim cut & sew plants and JIT plants in regionTECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must possess strong project management skills

  • Possesses working knowledge of estimating resource needs and timing for various trim development activities

  • Basic understanding of trim development for seating applications

  • Data driven to resolve scheduling and priority conflicts


  • Supports all PLUS trim engineering deliverables based on program type (A-E) and program RASIC for trim engineering

  • Owns scheduling and work allocation for the central trim development pool, aligned with the Trim Principal Engineer

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple teams to align on scope, timing, and budget

  • Supports/Escalates to the Trim Principal Engineer, Trim Managers, and program Chief / Directors as soon as road blocks are identified

  • Promotes and applies all Adient standards and systems (PLUS, Lean, TPDM, Trim DKD, BEP).

  • Awareness of budgets for relevant programs

  • Travel:

  • Travel to cut & sew plants / Mexico trim eng sites

  • Reporting Relationship:

  • Trim Principal EngineerEducation Required:

  • B.S. in Engineering or equivalent, Project management certification is a plusExperience Required:

  • 10 years in seating/interior engineering or project managementPRIMARY LOCATIONCentral Tech Unit Plymouth MI

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.