Technical Specialist (TS) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Instrument Panels and Floor Consoles related to the construction of Cut and Sew wrapped components. The TS/SME is responsible for development and definition of a specific vehicle partitioned area of the vehicle. Specifically the Instrument Panel and Floor Console. The TS/SME is a multi-faceted role in which is essentially the subject matter expert of a BOM row within the vehicle environment. This includes BOM row strategy, technology management, knowledge management, structural BOM management, comprehensive product safety engagement, establishing global technical direction, conducting peer reviews, and building & maintenance of the core DFMEA. A considerable amount of creativity and initiative are required, as well as a high level of independent judgment. Experience with Instrument Panels and Floor Consoles in multiple cycles of vehicle development and/or direct experience in product development, along with content and complexity optimization, is preferred. In this role, you will develop strategic direction, coordinate and consult with technical lead engineer and provide technical knowledge for other product release engineers and/or engineering support personnel. Additional assignments may have you providing work direction responsibilities over a small group with specific engineering objectives. Various responsibilities may include:
Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Cut and Sew wrapped Components. In addition to the roles of TS the Candidates needs to be knowledgeable in the Design and Manufacturing process of Cut and Sew wrapped components, Specific to Instrument panels, Floor Consoles and Floor Console Armrests. Constructing and Maintaining of Best Practices (BP) for Cut and Sew wrapped components.
- Knowledge Capture, document and disseminate learnings and Benchmarking: Capture benchmarking data for Quality, Innovation, Cost, Mass and Technical Correctness; Understand Global Customer Markets; Support Field Actions Analysis; Facilitate Closed Loop Learning Globally; Lead Value Stream Mapping for Cut and Sew wrapped components and apply global read across learnings utilizing DFSS principles; documenting and sharing lessons learned globally to enhance corporate knowledge (Capture, document and disseminate learnings). Apply the learnings by conducting effective global read-across for all issues to prevent further issues.
- Set, implement and maintain Best Value BOM Row Strategic roadmaps: Identify Technology Gaps and Recommend Innovation Projects; UPC/FNA Ownership; Set CCC Strategy, Budget and Sourcing; Program SOR Package Approval; Complexity Optimization; Support and approve program Design Direction Reviews (DDR’s).
- Create Global Technical Direction for Cut and Sew Wrapped Components: Define and implement standardization of designs across all global regions. Communicate to GSSLT regional members; Conduct Tech Core meetings; Publish Best Practices - ensuring GM’s best practices are relevant, globally competitive, up to date, and followed; Lead DFSS Projects; Maintain all GMW specification requirement documents; Lead technical symposiums as required; EM Spec Development.
- Lead Peer Review Execution: Conducted on Time with Quality; Develop and Guide Best Practice Implementation for Cut and Sew Wrapped components – by providing robust and refined solution sets and continue to enhanced quality refinement into best practices; Identify Non-Conformances; Elevate Issues; Drive closure to issues.
- Develop DFMEA templates - ensuring DFMEA/DRBFM templates are updated on time with high quality based on learning.
- Lead BOM Row Safety and Compliance; Support all field action analysis and product safety activities. Engage in product safety processes including individual case evaluations; Author or co-author Prevent Repeat Defects (PRD) at the completion of an investigation; Read-across of identified concerns into past and current product platforms as defined in the *S PRTS process
- Create and Maintain Statement of Requirements (SOR) template specific to Cut and Sew Wrapped Components, Sub System Technical Specification (SSTS) documents and enforce compliance thereof.
- Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs
- Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development
- Develops engineering designs for the Instrument Panel and Floor Consoles (including cockpit subsystem integration)
- Implements engineering changes
- Initiates documents to provide engineering authority and to maintain math data
- Defines system requirements
- Solves engineering related problems
- Works with engineering functions, studio, suppliers, plant personnel and others to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and to support build programs
- Plans and implements test and/or development programs
- Releases parts and subsystems for production (for Corporate Common Component parts only)
- Communicates information to and from internal and external customer organizations
- Coordinates and consults with departments outside engineering, such as manufacturing
- Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products
- Travels as required (minimal)
- Coordinate with other TS’s, Business Architect Managers, Technical Leads and GSSLT Chair as required
- High level of oral and written communication skills
- Detailed understanding of the design and manufacturing process to produce Cut & Sew Components. (Pattern Development, Wrapping, Adhesives, Lamination Techniques, etc)
- Exhibiting leadership behaviors by being approachable, maintaining composure, managing conflict, listening, team building, etc. Collaborating/networking with other colleagues such as other EGM’s, TS’s and ETL’s with interfacing parts (within and across SMTs), other TS’s in your department, etc.
- Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
- Deep understanding of the integration of such components/system into the vehicle
- Familiarity with production processes necessary to produce Instrument Panels and Floor Consoles, including injection molding, welding (IR, Sonic, and Vibration), Foam-in-Place, Bi-laminate, Cut & Sew, etc.
- High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult that may require physics based approach for resolution
- High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
- Specific knowledge of engineering mechanics, physics, metallurgy and manufacturing methods engineering
- Demonstrated technical and professional skills in the Instrument Panel & Floor Console job-related area required
- Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required
- Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering preferred
- Bachelors of Science Degree in a major in engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, etc.).
- Preferred – Masters of Science Degree in a major in engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, etc.).
- 5 years minimum experience in Instrument Panel or Floor Console release or manufacturing preferred
- DFSS Certification (Green Belt = Required)
- Preferred Skills
Masters of Science Degree in a major in engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, etc.).
DFSS Certification (Black Belt = Preferred)
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