Manufacturing Engineer - Machining Processes

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00017218
Date Posted:Feb 19
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
Metro Area:

We are currently searching for a Manufacturing Engineer with strong Machining experience. This is a 6-12 month contract-to-direct opportunity in the Livonia, MI area.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Experience in automotive vehicle development and production launch, and powertrain components
  • Understanding of pre-launch planning for automotive product implementation
  • Working knowledge of material handling / logistics planning methodologies
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills, good organizational skills and a detail-oriented team player approach


  • Review of new or revised product designs and identify production requirements. Suggest product design modifications where applicable. Make tooling and fixture recommendations including budget estimates as part of the review process
  • Assist in integrating equipment, systems, materials, facilities, and processes into a cohesive, cost efficient and production manufacturing system
  • Research vendor sources, request quotations, select vendors, set due date, issue requisitions (coordinate with Purchasing), schedule tryouts, and approve tooling
  • Qualification of new/existing machining and assembly equipment according to established quality standards
  • Evaluate current machining and assembly processes for improvement opportunities. Recommend process changes and coordinate the implementation of these changes
  • Develop project plans and obtain management concurrence
  • Lead teams with production, central tool processing, and maintenance, product engineering and quality department as well as with suppliers
  • Interface with hourly and skilled trades workers
  • Schedule time according to established job priorities. Monitor work progress and resolve problems in order to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Strong focus on preparing/maintaining budgets and cost targets
  • Keep current with technological developments in the industry
  • Regular communication with the global Manufacturing Engineering team


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or related field
  • Minimum 2-3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge of different types of machining processes
  • Knowledge of materials and methods of manufacture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, high level of analytical and logical problem solving ability
  • AutoCAD Knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • SPC & GD&T knowledge
  • Legally authorized for work in the United States


  • Knowledge in cutting tool design and manufacturing
  • Experience with Siemens Controls
  • Project management or supervisory experience
  • Understanding of Engines and Engine components
  • Knowledge of Lean System Principles
  • Experience with Production launches, assembly equipment and operations
  • Knowledge of Quality / Stage Gate methodology

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