Manufacturing Process Engineer
Updated on 5/24/2023
Detroit, MI, USA
Experience Level
  • Proven expertise in applying necessary tools such as Process development, tooling and fixture design/implementation, Lean Manufacturing, DFMEA/PFMEA, Error Proofing, Control Plans, 8D problem solving, APQP launch process, MES/ERP systems and CAD Software - Solidworks and CATIA
  • Practical expertise of mechanical and electrical manufacturing processes including assembly, testing and hands-on electro-mechanical trouble shooting, plant facility and equipment layout and implementation
  • Analytical approach to problem solving, while managing multiple issues at one time and adjust to rapidly changing priorities and schedules
  • Ability to apply independent judgement to identify and resolve problems. This includes setting and prioritizing goals with minimum supervision and leading customer satisfaction with minimum vehicle
  • The personal traits of a “Change Leader” able to effectively lead and work within a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with a wide range of stakeholders including customers, dealerships, body builders, sales & marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain
  • Working knowledge of quality operating systems, ISO TS16949, and engineering change control processes
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical manufacturing processes including assembly and testing
  • Hands on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting
  • Must have the personal traits of a “Change Leader”
  • Ability to work and lead effectively within a team
  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing concepts and continuous improvement efforts
  • Application of mistake and error proofing engineering
  • Process development, tooling and fixture design/implementation, quality troubleshootin
  • Participate in design reviews - DFM/DFA
  • Involvement with electrical test equipment, plant facility, and equipment layout
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related technical field with knowledge in the application of basic engineering principles, theories, and techniques
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant manufacturing experience
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Be willing to travel 10 - 15% or as required per year
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • $75,000.00-$112,000.00 (Salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and training.)
  • Provide proactive and reactive leadership to identify, troubleshoot manufacturing issues including root cause identification and cross-functional design and implementation of corrective actions including process or product design improvements
  • Lead and coach production personnel on process, equipment, and analytical approach to problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Maintain manufacturing work instructions for all chassis builds
  • Support Chassis builds at assembly facilities with continuous improvement initiatives
  • Support prototype build events and provide input to Engineer on Manufacturability & assembly instructions
  • Work with partners, suppliers, customers and Motiv engineers to develop new electric truck applications
  • Lead formal and timely manufacturability (DfM/DfA/DfS) review on all new products and changes
  • Develop new processes based on new technology requirements
  • Assist manufacturing in setting up lines and cells to build new and existing products incorporating lean manufacturing and six sigma quality practices
  • Coordinate with Product Engineering (Mechanical Manufacturing Design Engineer) to assure that all Engineering models/drawings and specifications are adequate to accurately define all manufacturing and quality requirements to produce a product that meets design requirements
  • Coordinate with engineering on all functional test requirements of existing and new products
  • Aid manufacturing operations including troubleshooting of assembly issue, special testing, and assistance in identifying root cause
  • Recommend formal corrective actions to production or product design improvements after performing analysis
  • Assure that customers receive a product that meets all the quality and reliability standards
  • Drive continuous improvement activities in a data driven way to improve safety, quality, efficiency, and cost
  • Utilize industrial engineering tactics to balance the lines to ensure flow and meet takt time expectations based on demand and ensure overall cost optimization
  • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by the department manager
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong experience with fittings, hoses, and hardline development (routing & retainment) is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of electric mobility including components like high voltage batteries and systems like cutting edge control technology, automotive systems and troubleshooting procedures
  • Ability to translate own expertise in a practical and easily implementable way with maximum impact using the minimum of resources or formal processes
Motiv Power Systems

51-200 employees

Company Overview
Motiv provides electric powered intelligent chassis & software solutions for cost effective, reliable, class 4-7 commercial vehicles.