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Electrical IRT Co-Chair - ENG0034031

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Electrical Issue Resolution Team (IRT) Co-Chair represents the Electrical SMT at both the pre-production build site and vehicle assembly plant.  The Electrical IRT Co-chair is responsible for driving resolution of all build-related issues for the Electrical SMT and serves as the "Boots on the Ground".  This role works in close collaboration with the Electrical VSE (Vehicle Systems Engineer) and the QE (Quality Engineer), engaging engineers from across the SMTs.  This is a very "hands on" assignment with a broad scope of work including hardware, software and calibration.  This assignment also provides a unique opportunity to learn about many vehicle systems, the manufacturing and vehicle launch process.  This role reports through the Electrical Program Execution Team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume leadership responsibility for all build related issues for the Electrical SMTs
  • Track Electrical PRTS issues and ensure that owners provide timely and effective closure
  • Support the QE in completing the PRTS 4-Diamonds as well as reject or approve Electrical PRTS issues at Launch PRC stage.
  • Provide proper preliminary root cause analysis to ensure appropriate assignment of PRTS issues
  • Identify error-proofing and ergonomic improvement opportunities and recommend potential solutions
  • Ensure all Process Change opportunities are reviewed. (Diamond 5)
  • Coordinate Engineering Try-Outs (ETO) and Plant Trial Runs (PTR)
  • Provide and implement containment plans as required.  Track and monitor breakpoints of containment and corrective action.
  • Present top issues at build event meetings (Daily Easel Board Review, VIRT, Wall Review)
  • Host IRT meeting to review issues and timing with DREs
  • Escalate unresolved issues to PEM / MIM / PLOM, Area Launch Manager, and Engineering Group Manager / Director

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This position requires the ability to legally operate a motor vehicle on a regular basis. 

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering or equivalent experience (required)
  • DFSS – Black Belt (required)


Required Experience:

  • At least 8 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally.
  • Ability in integration and system understanding;
  • Extensive level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult;
  • Extensive level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others;
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes;
  • Expert on engineering operations, processes, and best practices;
  • Extensive understanding of Specification and Release terms and systems.
  • DFSS Certification.
  • Extensive expertise within the business unit of leading-edge or complex technologies, relevant disciplines, theories,or techniques.
  • Strong understanding of materials,engineering theory and principles of design.
  • Designs and develops solutions to considerably complex problems.
  • Consistent collaboration of Global and Regional teamwork for strategy development and critical issue resolution
  • Demonstrated ability of “dealing with ambiguity” to enable timely decision making.
  • Proven leadership skills which translate to high degree of inner self confidence and ability to motivate others.
  • Demonstrated people leader skills and must feel very comfortable leading Product Engineers who are “matrix” to the program, not direct reports.
  • Simultaneous Imperatives Management (SIM)
  • Product Program Content (PPC)
  • Product Development Team (PDT)
  • Program Timing
  • Bill of Material (BOM) Tool
  • Vehicle Performance Integration Team (VPIT)
  • Vehicle and Process Integration Review (VAPIR)
  • Vehicle Technical Specification (VTS).
  • GVDP, E2, EWO, TWO, ETO, PTR, CMC,GD&T, PRTS processes and system


Preferred Skills:

  • Master of Science - Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration

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