Provides expertise on sheet metal parts to the Client's Body Shop including tool follow up, part quality evaluation, containment of defective parts, analysis of defect risk and management of tooling/part improvement
Collaborates with Client's partners during the early launch phase to ensure manufacturing feasibility and optimal product quality. Follows tooling progress and part status during launch phase of the project in coordination with German process partners and reports to various levels of management.
Approves part quality and shipment to Client's plant during launch builds.
After launch this position is responsible for all quality aspects of supplied sheet metal parts including the following. -Implementation of engineering changes, use of APQP techniques.-Use of FMEA, PFMEA and risk management tools as required.
PPAP of existing product and documentation in RMT system.
Monitoring of surface, dimensions, fastening technology and adhesives in supplied parts.
Analysis of plant risk for defects and QZ relevant issues.
Liaison with Client's Paint, Body, Assembly and Engineering -Implementation of corrective action and improvement plans at the supplier.
Supplier auditing and development.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Skills and Experience:
BS degree in engineering or the equivalent of 4 years professional experience in an automotive manufacturing engineering role.
5+ year automotive manufacturing experience in e stamping and welding tooling experience.
3+ years experience in body-in-white operations.
3+ years knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes Experience in : Class-A surface parts, Part buy off procedures, PPAP, PFMEAs, APQP, Stamping processes, Automotive OEM / Tier-X experience required, Ramp-up & Launch experience preferred, German speaking is a plus.