Mechanical Engineer/Quality Coordinator

Automotive and Mobility Supplier

Detroit, MI


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Job Posting Title

Mechanical Engineer/Quality Coordinator

Job Description Summary

American Axle & Manufacturing has openings for Mechanical Engineers/Quality Coordinators at its ATDC facility in Detroit, Michigan.

Job Description

Job duties include:

1. Problem solving down equipment such as Barcode Etchers, Vertical Machining Centers, Horizontal Machining Centers, Washers, Inline Gages, and Leak Testers with maintenance technicians and engineers.

2. Ability to work a flexible work schedule including off shifts, weekends, and holidays.

3. Quality activities associated with carrier machining operations including performing layered process audits (LPAs), creating Quality Alerts, performing Root Cause Analysis using 5-Whys, and managing Containment activities.

4. Maintain quality & process documentation - Control plans, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEAs), Reverse Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (RPFMEA), Picture Process Sheets, Tooling Sheets, etc.

5 Investigate and implement cost reductions using cost per unit (CPU) analysis relating to tooling, maintenance, supplies and scrap accounts.

6. Utilizing CAD software, AutoCAD and SolidWorks, to improve tool life and reduce cycle time.

7. Use of CNC (Fanuc & Siemens) programming to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and first-time quality (FTQ)by use of machine parameters, G & M codes, macro programs & variables.

8. Applying industry standards such as ISO/TS 16949 to meet internal and external quality criteria (Q^4 and IATF).

Required Skills and Education

Position requires: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or foreign equivalent education, and 4 years of experience working as a Process Engineer, Sr. Process Engineer , Plant Operations Manager or other Engineering positions in the manufacturing field. 4 years of experience is required in each of the following:

  • Maintaining quality & process documentation including Control plans, PFMEAs, RPFMEA, Picture Process Sheets, Tooling Sheets.
  • Problem solving down equipment including Vertical Machining Centers and Horizontal Machining Centers with technical workforce including maintenance technicians and engineers.
  • Utilizing CAD software, AutoCAD and SolidWorks, to improve tool life and reduce cycle time.
  • Utilizing G & M codes to modify CNC programs to improve OEE and FTQ.
  • Applying industry standards including Quality Systems including ISO/TS 16949.

Experience may be obtained concurrently.

About American Axle & Manufacturing

As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with over 80 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is bringing the future faster for a safer and more sustainable future. We work together to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

With our global footprint, we are committed to building an equitable and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the unique voices of our diverse workforce. Be part of the future with #TeamAAM.

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