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Ford Motor Company Product Development Engineer, PVT in Topeka, Kansas

In this position…

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. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

Plant Vehicle Team (PVT) Engineer – Internal Combustion Engine Propulsion & Thermal System Engineering (IPTSE).

This PVT Engineering position is a member of Ford Motor Company's Product Development organization that is located at the Chicago Assembly Plant (CAP) along with the Operations team. The PVT Engineer at CAP is 'first line of defense' for Quality of the Explorer, Aviator, and Police Interceptor products produced at CAP.

The IPTSE group is a close-knit team within the larger PVT at CAP. The systems managed within the IPTSE function are Engines, Fuel Systems, Powertrain Cooling, Climate Control, Exhaust Systems, Air Induction, Powertrain Mounts, and High Voltage Powertrain Systems (Hybrid Electric Vehicles). Our primary focus is analyzing internal and external quality data and coordinating responses, with an emphasis on design-related issues. The work we do ranges from immediate containment with actions on the assembly line to coordinating significant long-term redesigns, with the ultimate goal of continuously improving the quality of the vehicles leaving this facility to drivers worldwide.

Additionally, we assist with major new product launches, support the supply base in the event of disruptions or other changes, and work with the manufacturing team to resolve process issues with design input.

In this position...

  • Review incoming warranty claims data daily, review customer and dealership comments, bin claims into proper categories, contact dealerships for parts and repair diagnoses, participate in customer call back to ensure proper understanding of customer inputs in Quality surveys, review returned parts for root cause analysis and develop Interim Containment and Permanent Corrective Actions.

  • Support assembly plant with Stop Ships/Stop Builds, Campaigns, Audits, Root Cause Analysis and other Quality issues.

  • Maintain sub-system or Vehicle Functional Group (VFG) level Quality documents and drive the achievement of quality targets.

What you'll do...

  • Lead engineering design changes for future minor product launches.

  • Support Variability Reduction Team (VRT) for specific sub-systems and work closely with Supplier partners for sub-system components to address quality concerns.

  • Lead engineering trials and the implementation of running changes for the sub-system.

  • Issue engineering Alerts and initiate & pursue authorization of engineering Concerns for product changes to support Quality objectives.

  • Engage technical experts and functional team members for driving resolution and in developing corrective actions to improve product Quality.

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to various levels of management.

You'll have…

  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering.

  • 2+ years of experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to establish a systems-engineering approach to problem-solving.

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Excellent presentation/communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Engineering Problem Solving; root cause identification and analysis, developing Containment Actions and Permanent Corrective Actions.

  • Working in a fast-paced, challenging environment.

Even better, you may have...

  • Six-Sigma Training (green belt or black belt).

  • Experience in automotive or manufacturing industry.

  • Experience with automotive systems, especially chassis, suspension, braking, powertrain.

  • Experience with Change Management.

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.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

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This position is a range of salary grades 6 -8 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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