Body Exterior Engineering

Dearborn, MI

Posted: 07/23/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Automotive Job Number: 19-01654
Position Description:
Body Exterior Engineering Functional Architect This position works with cross-functional teams – including Program Planning, Marketing, Finance, Vehicle Engineering, and Studio – to develop foundational assumptions and targets for vehicle Body Exterior systems, specifically Exterior Ornamentation, Front/Rear End Systems, Functional Black Trim and Body Closures systems. Candidates are expected to possess proven experience delivering integration and synthesis of exterior body systems into compatible vehicle architectures that satisfy cost, weight, package, and functional targets. Responsibilities: -Lead development of Exterior Systems content for programs in the Pre-program timeframe, with primary focus on delivering cost/weight efficiency and improvement actions in support of overall corporate Fitness initiatives -Manage commodity-level target setting through Advanced Cost Team Bill of Material development -Coordinate initial Studio, Vehicle Engineering, and customer-focused (User Experience) process input, as well as cross-functional attribute assessments and potential trade-offs, into commodity assumptions -Integrate applicable Modular Catalog systems into Pre-program assumptions -Define critical commodity architecture and design characteristics essential for delivery of required attribute alignment and design efficiency -Identify and implement required actions for new program overall customer satisfaction improvement versus outgoing products -Identify new technologies/features developed by Core Engineering with the potential for program incorporation -Support competitive benchmarking, including networking with Core Engineering, Advanced Research, and cross-functional technical leaders -Coordination with Vehicle Operations to understand impact of new vehicle proposals at multiple assembly plants, including global programs -Support Package Studies and determine resolutions for identified incompatibilities between systems
Skills Preferred:
-Knowledge of TCe/CATIA, Vis Mockup, and WERS
-Proficiency with FACTS and Qlikview benchmarking and cost identification tools CAD
-Capable Engineer status
Experience Required:
-At least one internship in a technical field, or prior technical experience equivalent
-Fluency in English for writing/reading & oral comprehension
Experience Preferred:
-4 years experience with Exterior Ornamentation, Front/Rear End Systems, Functional Black Trim and/or Body Closures systems within a competitive OEM, or Tier I supplier
-2 years experience with Pre-Program (pre-)
Development including ACT, ACAP, SALT, BCJ1 (BoB/DEA) and related program assumption and target setting coordination processes/teams
Education Required:
Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Automotive, or Industrial preferred)
Education Preferred:
Master of Science in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Automotive, or Industrial preferred)

Matt Dahlgren
Account Executive

Matt started with Contract Professionals, Inc. in November 2014. He began as a Technical Recruiter assigned to the automotive team. He worked hand in hand with account managers, to spearhead specific projects with CPI's clients. Driven to succeed, Matt achieved his goal(s) within the first year. He continued working on accounts and he learned the leadership process throughout his 4-year career at CPI.

When the opportunity presented itself, he was promoted to Account Manager of the automotive division. He navigates the challenges in this new role by utilizing the senior staff in the office.

Matt was awarded a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies at University of Michigan. Matt also received an Associate degree in Automotive Mechanics from a local community college.

Matt is thriving as a new Account Manager at CPI, and he looks forward to the challenges that await him in the workforce solutions industry.

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