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Vendor Tooling Engineer - Cost Engineering Finance - FIN0007422

  • Pontiac (Global Propulsion Systems), Michigan, US
  • Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US
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Position summary

Achieve a fair price for tooling in support of the design, build and sale of the world's greatest vehicles. This is accomplished by:
  • Evaluating manufacturing and tooling processes with a clear understanding of the labor and material costs involved in building stamping dies and/or plastic injection molds, castings, and related assembly tooling to determine best practices for the manufacture of GM parts and estimating the fair cost for that tooling
  • Analyzing tooling breakdowns from GM Purchasing and suppliers for accuracy and completeness
  • Seeking process improvements and cost reductions for vendor tooling
  • Serving as a partner to production/manufacturing on all tooling related issues
  • Summarizing tooling details in reports to present to suppliers, GM Engineering, and Purchasing representatives
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities between Tier 1 suppliers and GM
  • Visiting tooling manufacturing facilities to stay abreast of current and new tool building technologies and facility capabilities. 


5+ years of experience in engineering, design, and construction in any of the following disciplines:

  • Sheet metal stamping
  • Plastic injection molding
  • Metallic die, powdered metal, sand, or semi-permanent casting
  • Welding and assembly tooling 
  • Tooling construction and machining knowledge
  • Experience benchmarking cost for metallic die, stamping, casting, plastic injection molds, and welding and assembly tools
  • Design/Engineering/Manufacturing of component tools
  • Vehicle powertrain, body, trim, and/or component experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical abilities where issues are complex
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and partnerships as it relates to cross-functional partners
  • Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time constraints
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Results-driven with high quality
  • Works with a high sense of urgency and speed
  • Dealing effectively with ambiguity
  • Supplier negotiations experience
  • Ability to use Microsoft Software application
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, IET, or Manufacturing preferred or Journeyman status
  • 5 years working in the GM system
  • Knowledge of the Vehicle Development and Change Management processes
  • Strong network within GM and vendor tool suppliers 

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