Manufacturing Engineer job at Dearborn, MI, United States and 1 more


At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we’re continually seeking diligent, driven performers who think creatively to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.

What you’ll be able to do:

Lead the assembly and machining controls engineering deliverables for PTO programs, from simultaneous engineering through program launch for all Global PTO sites.
Implement and apply standard software and hardware controls architectures across all programs/plants, following the PTO controls specification.
Ensure the identification and capture of lessons learned along with their application to new programs, as well as the impact to existing strategies and standards.
Lead simultaneous engineering meetings with Tier I suppliers to orchestrate controls program reviews with all interested parties.
Participate in management program reviews and represent the controls organization in commodity discussions.
Drive the controls organization to resolve issues, including feasibility, timing, cost and workload.
Handle current scope program responsibilities.
Deliver new model program work for various Powertrain programs supporting and working in either SE MI, Ohio or Windsor, ONT.
Travel up to 80% during peak program times.
Work off shift, as the need arises, during peak program install and launch times.

The minimum requirements we seek:

Bachelor’s degree – pursuing and received by or before January 2023

Our preferred requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering
Experience in controls engineering with strong ability to quickly learn and apply controls knowledge
Applied experience in Structured Control Language (SCL)
Including FC/FB Editing and creation
Extensive software programming experience – Siemens based preferred
Direct program experience with assembly and machining controls architectures (hardware/software)
Validated programming capabilities with Siemens, Schneider, Bosch PLCs and with CNC/Motion controls systems
Hands-on knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and fix PLC, CNC, robot, vision and other automation issues
Demonstrated skill in cell machining systems and integration of CNC controls, gantries and auxiliary equipment
Knowledge of assembly and machining RFID systems including complexity management, and QOS strategies
Knowledge of international electrical/safety standards (UL, ISO, IEC etc) and familiarity with internal/external safety processes (risk assessments, PSS, coordinated safety etc.)
Able to read electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic prints and design electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic prints
Understanding of communication network architectures and field bus protocols
Extensive knowledge of PTME IT standard footprint applications such as FIS, QLSM, QWX, GPTS, QDAS, OBL, PDS etc.
Familiarity with program delivery elements from the cost study phase to launch
Process engineering knowledge including GPDS deliverables and plant operational impact of controls designs
Experience interacting with senior management, process engineering, safety, IT, and plant production teams
Self-starter, self-directed with extremely good influential, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Robust manufacturing background with heavy emphasis on production related controls experience
Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead in the technical aspects of the role
One or more years of experience with MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
Experience using problem-solving skills within FMEA, DOE, DMAIC, 5D, 8D processes
What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford’s salary and benefits, please visit:

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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority.  Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19.  As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons.  Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.  As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.


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