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Program Manager – Body Shop - Farmington Hills, MI

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Company Name:Design Systems, Inc.
Location:Farmington Hills, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
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Position Duties:

  • Program Management from concept to commission
  • Overall responsibility for implementation of project in compliance with project schedule
  • Manages all aspects of Program Management Services
  • Establish and facilitate project coordination meetings
  • Review contractor payment requests, change requests, etc.
  • Available to travel to site as required, either local or North America (Including Mexico)

Detailed Position Duties:

  • Develop conceptual level design layout of various automotive body shop automation and weld systems as well as modern alternative materials joining systems.
  • Review automation and weldment supplier design drawings (layouts, sections, details, bills of materials, general notes, legends & symbols).
  • Create detailed scopes of work, technical specifications, calculations and construction cost estimates for robotic automation systems, welding systems, conveyance systems, weld fume exhaust & filtration systems, and supporting plant utilities associated with automotive manufacturing Body Shop Fabrication and Welding Equipment.
  • Body Shop automated weld cells shall include but not be limited to: Geo Line, Underbody, Body Sides, Net Form & Piece, Roof, Closures/Door/Hood/Liftgate Subassembly Lines, Framing Line, Panel Line, Metal Inspection and Repair Lines.
  • Conveyance systems shall include but not be limited to: Geo Pallet Conveyor Systems, Power Roll Bed Systems, Overhead Power & Free Systems, VDL Systems, and Body Transfer Systems.
  • Mechanical piping shall include but not be limited to: Weld water systems/Chilled water systems, potable water, non-potable water, weld gas distribution, and compressed air.

Responsibilities shall also include but not be limited to:

  • Communication and coordination with project team members.
  • Collection, organization, and distribution of information from customers, OEM's, automation suppliers, and project team members.
  • Participate in design review meetings, pre-bid meetings, bid clarification meetings, pre-construction meetings, and construction status and planning meetings.
  • Review and respond to contractor document clarification requests (DCR's) and submittals including shop drawings, and bills of materials.
  • Review contractor installation schedule and monitor/report progress.
  • Review contractor installations and ensure compliance with contract documents.
  • Develop and track installation punch lists.
  • Monitor contractor daily markup of working drawings to reflect as-built conditions.
  • Resolve design and installation issues.
  • Assist in the preparation, review, and approval of bulletins and field orders.
  • Be a mentor and technical resource to other DSI project engineers, designers, and detailers.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Ten (10) to Fifteen (15) years' experience in the management of construction and engineering to support construction and equipment installation in Automotive Body Shop with Five (5) years' experience as a Program Manager.
  • Must demonstrate excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work in plant coordinating with plant engineers and contractors as an Owner representative
  • Knowledge of conveyors, tooling & weld process equipment
  • Must be self-motivated, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prefer a Mechanical Engineer (BSME) that has automation and weld cell design experience with Body Shop process equipment installation projects.

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • AutoCAD

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to Travel
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Personal Credit Card

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