Nexteer Automotive Mfg Engineer - Heat Treat and Cleaning (2019) in Saginaw, Michigan


  • Specify, develop, validate and install new equipment and tools globally

  • Develop common Manufacturing systems for global implementation

  • Rebuild/Retool and validate equipment globally

  • Leads the design, development, and improvement of manufacturing processes for an assigned area

  • Utilize project management skills to plan and execute assigned projects; manage budget as required

  • Understand & lead safety / ergonomic requirements

  • Implement manufacturing system best practices and common systems globally

  • Lead the implementation, support, and provide continuous improvement of lean and agile manufacturing systems.

  • Estimate lead time and cost of capital equipment.

  • Estimate lead time and cost of tooling, fixtures, and special equipment.

  • Communicate with all stakeholders, supervisors, engineers, skilled trades, etc. to meet customer needs

  • Support of Global Manufacturing Plants.

  • Specific assignment: Heat Treatment and Cleaning of automotive components. Carburizing atmosphere/vacuum and temper furnace/ovens. Washing, shot blast and, deburr/polish


Degree: Bachelors Major: Mechanical, Metallurgical or Manufacturing Engineering

  • 5 or more years of previous experience with Heat Treat, process engineering, tool and equipment build or equivalent

  • 5 years previous experience with equipment build and in plant experience or equivalent project management experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of carburizing and tempering furnaces preferred

  • Working Knowledge with Heat Treatment and Cleaning of automotive components. Carburizing atmosphere/vacuum and temper furnance/ovens. Washing, shot blast and, deburr/polish machines, tooling, and other heat treat processes.

  • Working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, and electrical controls

  • High level of analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good computer skills

  • Knowledge of GD&T

  • Ability and willingness to travel globally to Nexteer locations and supplier locations.

  • Knowledge of Quality Network and Shanin / Six Sigma preferred

  • Knowledge of TS-16949 and ISO-14001 preferred

  • Previous experience in manufacturing industrial product, tool or design engineering, and AUTO CAD preferred

  • Global travel required

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Standing: While working with industrial equipment.

  • Sitting: Office environment, working at a computer, meetings

  • Speaking & Listening: Communicating with work team, suppliers, customers

  • Walking/Mobility: For walking around the manufacturing plants, and office areas.

  • Lifting: ability to occasionally lift large tooling and parts no heavier than 20 lbs. for placing on work surface.

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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