Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kokomo


The Engineering Group Lead is responsible for ensuring the uninterrupted functioning of the production lines while achieving the highest level of quality, up-time, and waste elimination through well-established quality maintenance programs and deployment of advanced WCM (World Class Manufacturing) tools. The Group Lead offer hands-on trouble-shooting support to the assigned technical engineers and maintenance support team in securing/improving OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) of process equipment including the improvement of MTBF (mean time between faults) and reduction in MTTR (mean time between repairs). The Leader will oversee/ensure the updating of all process equipment related documentation including, but not limited to: tool and operation sheets, machine drawings, tool drawings, PFMEA’s (process failure model effects analysis), control plans, OPL’s (one point lessons), EWO’s (emergency work order), software back-up programs, etc.

The Engineering Group Lead drives kaizen/projects with the engineering team in areas of waste defined through CD (cost deployment). He/she will train, coach, and support the deployment of sophisticated WCM tools on more complex problems (e.g. major and advanced projects utilizing statistical methods to reduce variation); and lead efforts for spare parts definition and cataloging in the business unit assigned. This position participates in PFMEA and simultaneous engineering activities with AME (advanced manufacturing engineering) and suppliers on new model activities through documented effort of answering 10,000 questions including WWR (what went right) and WWW (what went wrong) on previous projects to incorporate learning into the EEM (early equipment maintenance) process.

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

Direct Engineering staff in reducing variation associated with tool life, testing, setting, change, cost, and other improvements in assigned business unit of responsibility
Provide electrical and mechanical support to the business unit assigned (includes: process parameter standardization and monitoring, in-process tolerance, cycle time management, etc.)
Drive and support the cultural change required within the assigned work team to ensure successful implementation of WCM
Remove technical barriers/obstacles that prevent team leaders and team members from progressive continuous improvement activities
Oversee, understand, and teach others the methodology and logic associated with WCM model area activities within their business unit
Ensure the safety and integrity of all involved parties in the work environment
Facilitating communication between departments, lines, and internal suppliers (external to respective area, internal to plant infrastructure)
Obtain outside resources and information when technical challenges exceed capability of the cross-functional team
Assist and drive the EWO process to document all equipment failure issues and assist in the HERCA (human error root cause analysis) process to eliminate human error while remediating future occurrences by identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions and/or training initiatives
Analyze process parameters influencing product variation and assist production teams and engineers in the identification of root cause and coordination of process improvement/savings actions
Support and assist in the implementation of the S (safety), AM/WO (autonomous maintenance/workplace organization), PM (professional maintenance), QC (quality control), FI (focused improvement), EEM and PD (people development) pillar standards using WCM methodology
Support all activities required by the production business unit leader to improve SQ (quality), D (delivery) and C (cost) in the area of responsibility
Drive the continuous improvement process and achievement of KPI indicators from a technical perspective to reach the agreed-upon targets for the business unit
Actively participate and intervene in project development in the area(s) of responsibility to reduce/eliminate waste identified through cost deployment
Carry out the entrusted tasks in line with requirements of the quality management system and targets aimed at obtaining the best results possible in the field of safety, quality, delivery, and costs

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical discipline required
Minimum of five years related experience
Must be able to lead and coach engineers in WCM methodologies
Must have excellent

About the company

FCA designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram brands as well as luxury cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands. FCA also operates in the components sector, through Magneti Marelli and Teksid, and in the production systems sector, through Comau and in after-sales services and products under the Mopar brand name.​

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