Engineering Specialist, Industrial


On Site
Full Time


Value stream mapping
Material handling
Industrial engineering
Microsoft Office
Operating systems
Microsoft Excel
Organizational skills
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

As part of our Manufacturing team, you'll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles we're known for. In our plants around the world, we're constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. You'll get the satisfaction of making great products people use and love.

In this position...

Evaluate the current performance of production methods, automation features and employee schedules to help increase revenue, while minimizing costs.

What you'll do...
  • Drive development and/or installation of direct and indirect labor standards and methods. Track labor, efficient manpower utilization and line balancing
  • Conduct Ergonomic Job evaluations and implement workstation designs that meet safety and ergonomic requirements
  • Analyze problem process constraints and conduct equipment cycle time analysis
  • Recommend most efficient distribution of manpower and review daily employee manpower, analyze plant methods and standards
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of cost estimates of new or revised methods and standards
  • Review proposed changes in plant layout, processes, material handling, routing, etc.
  • Analyze production and non-production operations to determine those requiring study and develop new or improved methods and standards
  • Conduct time and motion/MODAPTS studies and review employee proposals and suggestions
  • Develop cycle line layouts for current and future models using ACAD. Lead job methodization and process allocations
  • Coordinate engineering changes and planning. Conduct value stream mapping and process audits
  • Develop cost saving project proposals and write projects as required
  • Interface with Production Supervision and the UAW to settle job disputes
  • Assist production in planning labor allocations for mix and line speed changes

You'll have...
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Experience: 2 years' experience in Industrial Engineering in a manufacturing environment (internship/coop experience will be considered)

Even better, you may have...
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering
  • 5 or more years of industrial engineering experience
  • MODAPTS Certification
  • GSPAS/APT knowledge
  • Microsoft Office - MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Intermediate Level or higher)
  • AutoCAD Experience
  • Validated ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through route cause analysis and drive change back to the production departments. Must have the necessary skill set to have job placement flexibility and the expectation to rotate to various positions within the plant such as Production or Quality
  • Strong customer orientation with a commitment to upholding plant processes through strict adherence to the Quality Operating System. Must demonstrate the ability to execute to achieve results, while organizing and managing multiple priorities
  • Proven willingness to take a participatory approach to union relations and be a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a strong and confident technical mentor to the production organization (both hourly and salary)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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