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Drivetrain Engineer
Ref No.: 18-01362
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 02/19/2018
 Role: Drivetrain Engineer
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Duration: Full Time
Position Description:
•    Passionate and highly motivated automatic transmission VA/VE Engineer.
•    The primary responsibility of this position is to identify, investigate and implement engineering design changes that assure part quality and function while reducing costs.
•    The person in this role will be part of a VA team working to meet specific targets. 
•    Work closely within the department, with client affiliate members and the supplier partner community. 
•    Expected to demonstrate effective critical thinking skills and the ability to think expansively to find unique solutions to engineering problems
Job duties & responsibilities:
1. Generate high quality VA ideas within VA team, with supplier and NA manufacturing center Responsible for VA ranking, prioritization and management to assure timely implementation 
2. Conduct automatic transmission benchmark activity to identify competitor differences and possible cost benefits. 
Develop proposals for adopting VA identified through benchmark activity.
3. Responsible for leading supplier VA coordination; weekly supplier meetings, coordinating supplier VA activity including supplier visits and related go & see activity. 
Expected to maintain part cost tracking status report information.
4. Work directly with OEM/client manufacturing center to gather and study production related VA ideas.
5. Work with OEM & Supplier evaluation members to coordinate any validation/confirmation testing
6. Demonstrate effective communication skills to clearly & effectively share engineering change detail to client

Experience    9.0 to 15.0