The successful candidate will have extensive theoretical and hands-on experience in all facets of various mechanical joining technologies and related equipment, as well as experience managing new product introductions, equipment projects (new installations) and process optimization, upgrades & modifications.
Responsibility for designing/selecting mechanical joining systems, implementation, commissioning and programming of such.
Responsible for mechanical joining implementation for future model launches and process development.
Responsible for continues process optimization in current production environment
Lead and assist production in all quality and process related mechanical joining topics and issues.
Support and assist maintenance team in troubleshooting difficult breakdowns and chronic equipment failures.
Develop maintenance mechanical joining training program and perform the training
Project management: both internal maintenance projects, and major contractor projects.
Procedures & PMs, develop & maintain proper documentation of: all necessary procedures; periodic maintenance tasks, Process control, etc.
Spare Parts: select and define required and appropriate spare parts & consumables.
BS in mechanical engineering is preferred. Advanced degrees, Masters or PhD, are highly preferred.
Experience in automotive industry is highly preferred.
Extensive experience with at least two of the following welding and joining processes: Self pierce riveting, auto bolting, flow drill screw, clinching, and hybrid bonding.
Experience in setting up and running mechanical joining monitoring systems is required
2+ years in process monitoring and optimization
Experience in joining of dissimilar materials is preferred
Proven project management experience.
Good overall people management skills.
Solid communication skills, both verbal and written.
Proficient in CAD (CATIA is a plus)
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