Lead Advanced Manufacturing Engineer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Production & Operations

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Project Manufacturing Engineer located at their HQ in Auburn Hills, MI.   


If you have experience with manufacturing engineering, then this position might be right for you!  



Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with cross functional teams to develop manufacturing plans for new products
  • Responsible for development projects’ manufacturing engineering deliverables during concept, development, realization, validation, and launch phase
  • Ensure compliance to capital investment, direct labor, machine rate / cycle time, and scrap assumptions established during the acquisition phase
  • Lead advance manufacturing engineering team to execute and deliver projects within approved timelines and budget
  • Coordinate equipment final acceptance activities with launch management team and complete project hand off to the plant
  • Analyze customer requirements and define risks to project activities
  • Define production equipment following Webasto Standards and lessons learned
  •  Coordinate PFMEA activities throughout the cross functional team, report risk analysis and mitigation plan to management team
  • Develop Capex proposals for equipment and tooling


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years Manufacturing Engineering experience leading project teams within automotive/manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of vehicle system level components and functions. Knowledge in sunroof / moonroof systems is preferred
  • Solid understanding of engineering financials (Cap-Ex Planning and equipment costing),
  • Knowledge in the application of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, DOE, 5S, Poka-yoke
  • International and local travel  (25% -35%)



Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

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