Engineering Supervisor - Smart Surfaces - RD 13742

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 10th July 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you're willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow's cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be." is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."
Our Interiors Division is looking for a Engineering Supervisor - Smart Surfaces for its Technical Center at Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The Engineering Supervisor - Smart Surfaces is responsible for the being the leader for the development  project within Smart Surface initiative. 

The main missions of the role are:


  • Manage customer communication starting from RFI
  • Build the internal engineering schedule to match with the customer master schedule and industrialization / purchasing constraints.
  • Technical follow-up of the product development:
    • Lead the technical development team.
    • Establish and manage the bill of materials.
    • Make the functional analysis, develop the DFMEA and complete the action plan, support the PFMEA, and define the key characteristics.
    • Lead product definition (completion of CAD) completed by Design Leader  and development to ensure compliance to requirements (acceptance of customer product specification including geometry convergence
    • Technical risks assessments.
    • Customer expectations identification (specs, performance,..)
    • Ensure the feasibility of the process with proof of concept & prototype tooling
    • CAE simulations activities follow-up (product performances and rheology)
    • Liaise with industrial engineer so that product and process characteristics are under control when production is launched.
    • Manage Bought Out Parts (BOP) definition and ensure technical integration of suppliers,
    • Coordinate technical management of tool suppliers relying on process/tool engineers and experts.
  • Capitalize experience on the development through lessons learnt process 
  • Define and complete DV & PV plans.
  • Ensure PPAP is completed.
The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in Design & Development within industrial environment, manufacturing experience appreciated.
  • Understanding of interface of different customer departments: materials, system experts, programs, purchasing.
  • Understanding of customer program timings (phases, deliverables).
  • Knowledge and experience in Project Management process.
  • Knowledge in sprayed coating, electronic, film over molding,airflow and optical bonding a plus
  • Open mindset for unknown technologies.
  • Strong Communication skills & Capacity to interact with top management.
  • Knowledge of OEM customer relations in programs.
  • Ability to conduct change management with the right leadership competencies: active listening, motivating others, agility, drive for results.
  • Entrepreneurship and energy oriented
  • Scientific approach (6 sigma, etc).
  • Design to cost approach.
  • Standard PC software knowledge (MS Office, etc.) and comfortable with digital tools.
  • Intercultural and open mindset, overseas experience is a plus.
Minimum bi-lingual (English required). French a plus

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