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Material Flow Engineer

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

63975BRJob Title:Material Flow EngineerJob Description & Qualifications:At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrows transportation.As part of our Manufacturing team, youll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, were constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means were continually seeking diligent, determined performers who think outside the box to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.What youll be able to do:

  • Manage the flow of materials through the facility to support production flows within the production and warehousing operations
  • Provide engineering support for material flow process; document standards and procedures, provide training, overall adherence and maintenance to ensure materials are available in designated stock, markets and line locations throughout the facility
  • Work with Planning & Inventory Control, Production, Material Handlers, and Supply Chain to ensure robust policies are available and practiced and strive for continuous improvement
  • Apply technical expertise, commensurate with formal training and limited job experience, in the development of material flow processes
  • Design and/or develops material flow processes and equipment
  • Recommend changes to increase safety, reduce costs, improve quality and optimize efficiency
  • Participate in plant layout activities
  • Develop floor space analyses to confirm storage requirements and recommend practical solutions where required
  • Assist in qualifying manual and powered material handling equipment requirements
  • Work to improve material flow and manage materials and inventory consistent with Lean principles
  • Lay out market, sequencing, and kitting areas to facilitate material handling, process flow, space utilization, and labor
  • Define and manages in-plant storage and call systems to maintain inventories; assists to define appropriate goals and metrics for proper material control
  • Provide vehicle and pedestrian flow/congestion/safety analyses and recommend practical solutions where required
  • Interact on a regular basis with other functional groups and vendors on technical and/or administrative matters
  • Work with Production, Production Control, Supply Chain, Quality and other engineering departments
  • Prepare detailed plans, generally spanning several months, vital to complete assigned projects
  • Develop and approves schedule milestones
  • Develop and coordinate labor, facility and equipment requirements for assigned projects
  • Propose alternate plans for economic evaluation
  • Administer technical procedures including process and work procedures
  • Implement an industrial engineering system (standard cost data, capacity and equipment requirement forecasting, shop floor control system)The minimum requirements we seek:
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 2 or more years of materials experienceOur Preferred Requirements:
      • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
      • Demonstrated experience working with all levels of the organization
      • Experience working collaboratively on teams and driving
      • Demonstrated leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
      • Experience working in a manufacturing plant environment
      • Tenure working in the automotive industry
      • Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Outlook/Access)
      • Knowledge of AutoCAD
      • Validated functional expertise in material flow
      • Strong understanding of lean material flow strategies & lean manufacturing processesWhat youll receive in return:As part of the Ford family, youll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. Youll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, wed love to have you join us.Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.For information on Fords salary and benefits, please visit:https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdfAt Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.Auto req ID:63975BRCompany:Ford Motor CompanyFunction:ManufacturingSkill Team:Manufacturing Plants (MFG)Sub-Component:PlantsState:MichiganLocation:Dearborn

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