Engineering Specialist (Joining)

Website Ford Motor Company

Engineering Specialist (Joining) Job Highlights

Title Engineering Specialist – Joining
Type Full Time
Experience 5+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Dearborn, MI, United States
Company Ford Motor Company

Company Profile

Ford Motor Company is a global company with shared ideals and a deep sense of family. It creates transportation solutions built to improve people’s lives. The innovative products, accessories, experiences, and services are designed and produced across six continents.

Job Profile

The company is looking for an Engineering Specialist who will help to find better and more efficient ways to manufacture the vehicles.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 5 or more years of experience in an automotive maintenance manufacturing


  • Ability to rotate within a 3-shift operation
  • Apply engineering principles & analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products
  • Apply knowledge of joining technology; equipment controllers; and gun design and evaluation techniques by working side by side with skilled trades
  • Communicate with other Ford Body Shops and Global Body Engineering to implement best practices where appropriate
  • Coordinate the automation team for current and future actions
  • Demonstrate ability to execute measurement systems analysis & variable data analysis by coaching team
  • Demonstrate knowledge of X-Section (PAX-IT)
  • Demonstrate understanding of Aluminum Laser Welding by coaching team members
  • Develop and manage joining techniques, materials, and technologies
  • Efficiently identify sources of variation within a production environment effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure PM’s are completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure PM’s are correct and/or modified for the current DTP environment and schedule to prevent breakdowns based on historical data
  • Establish processes to ensure equipment is operating to current specifications
  • Execute and verify processes and procedures
  • Implement control plans and requirements within the production
  • Implement interim and permanent corrective actions to resolve quality issues using 8D tool, 6 panels, etc.
  • Implement the certification strategy around gauges
  • Independently troubleshoot all Body automation equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for quality and delivery improvements
  • Manage and direct statistical process control activities
  • Review incoming quality concerns with the goal of maintaining quality within the assigned area
  • Supervise Hourly Inspection Employees
  • Support expedited concern resolution with cross-functional teams including the Quality Department, Production and Suppliers
  • Understand schedule development for maintenance and quality personnel
  • Utilize knowledge of Weber FDS and Henrob SPR System

Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience with laser welding
  • Experience with initiating containment, determining root cause, and implementing corrective actions
  • Experience with Rockwell Allen Bradley PLC5 and Control Logix software
  • Familiarity with body automation equipment
  • Knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma
  • Previous automotive, engineering, and quality analysis experience
  • Prior experience supervising a unionized workforce
  • Prior Production experience in a manufacturing environment


  • 1 or more years of experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)


  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Incentive compensation
  • Professional/personal growth opportunities
  • Retirement plan
  • Savings and stock investment plan

Other Requirements

  • 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. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Employer’s Statement

Ford Motor Company is 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.

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