Engineering Specialist - Material Handling (Supplemental)


On Site
Full Time


Material handling
Technical Support
Lean manufacturing
Continuous improvement
Purchase orders
Human factors and ergonomics
Regulatory Compliance

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.

*Note this is a supplemental position and is not eligible for all benefits*

In this position...

Coordinate production team approvals of supplier owned and in-process packaging, material presentation equipment, and in-plant handling procedures.

What you'll do...
  • Confirm packaging functionality to form, fit and function
  • Get Ford packaging forms approved at the plant
  • Support returnable containerization (convert cardboard to returnable dunnage).
  • Manage external warehousing and logistics service providers (supporting part re-pack, rust-proofing, container repair, dunnage washing, and long-term part storage).
  • Work with teams, operators, Material Handling and teams to improve workstation material delivery and presentation.
  • Replace/repair Ford owned damaged containers
  • Develop layout proposals for unique operations or line rebalances.
  • Specify, purchase, and coordinate the installation of MH linefeed equipment.
  • Responsible for completing cost studies, capital improvement budget projects, forecasting packaging costs, MH equipment requirements, floor space effect, material flow impact, and FPS/SMF system support.
  • Support new model programs, stockpiling, and capacity alternative planning.
  • Plant CMMS3 packaging data administrator. Confirm supplier packaging information for accuracy in CMMS
  • Participate in local ergonomics committee to correct ergonomic and safety packaging issues and concerns.
  • Participate with PMHV committee for improvement in safety and traffic flow.
  • Initiate corrective actions to alleviate part quality concerns related to dunnage or handling
  • Address supplier compliance issues
  • Participate in SMF planning team supporting lean manufacturing continuous improvement (decanted marketplace, small lot containerization, flexible linefeed, etc.).
  • Determine container fleet size if required
  • Dunnage storage and return strategy
  • Stock pile storage, part preservation
  • Packaging supplies specifications
  • Single point of contact for issuing department purchase orders, RFQ's, and payment approvals.
  • Act as liaison between plant and suppliers to resolve packaging quality concerns and advise and assist suppliers to establish and/or revise packaging to comply with specified guidelines.
  • Manage Ford owned container and material handling maintenance projects
  • Review MP&L Manpower and operations to identify and implement efficiencies

You'll have...
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 or more years' experience working in a manufacturing environment (internship and coop experience will be considered)

Even better, you may have...
  • Bachelor of Science in Material Handling or Packaging Engineering degree preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of Ford's packaging guidelines and packaging processes desired
  • Knowledge of FPS Synchronous Material Flow
  • Knowledgeable on CPARS and able to write purchase orders for the department
  • Microsoft Office knowledge (Word/Excel/Outlook)

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!

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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