Toyota Supplier Engineering Development - Principal Engineer - Coatings in Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan
Title: Supplier Engineering Development - Principal Engineer - Coatings Location: US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Saline Other Locations:
Who we are
Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us.
Who we’re looking for
Toyota’s Supplier Engineering Development (SED) department is looking for a highly motivated and qualified Principal Engineer for Coatings.
The primary responsibility for this role is to support SED in the leadership of high risk parts production preparation and cost reduction.
The person in this role will be responsible to develop tooling/process to achieve the highest level of productivity and quality capability.
What you'll be doing:
Decide best process direction considering the ideal to the current supplier process condition
Tooling/equipment/process modifications to achieve highest level of productivity and quality which can be sustained
Process benchmarking and skill advancement
KPI achievement for core commodity parts
Technical Expertise support for problem solving
Coaching / teaching team members within the group and at suppliers in process planning and problem solving
Plan, check and modify direction of new model projects to meet established targets through direct and indirect involvement with team members, supplier members and supplier management
Production engineering support to supplier as well as project management from first off-tool part to Start of Production
Identify gaps in operational plan execution and secure resources and / or knowledge to close the gaps
Support the development and execution of operational plans
Negotiation with supplier on process improvement direction
Completing change points in timely manner given master schedule and timing of program
What you'll bring:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar technical field or 10 years of equivalent experience with Paint / Coatings in a Manufacturing environment
Experience in Manufacturing, engineering, and /or tooling
Experience with Plastics Coating and Top Coat Paint Process development of A class surfaces
New Model Launch experience with exposure to outside groups and their roles and responsibilities
Bonus if you have:
Experience with Toyota New Model development
Experience with robotic application of coatings
Experience with chrome plating of plastic parts
What we’ll bring
During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
Vehicle purchase & lease programs
Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
Paid holidays and paid time off
Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
Flexible spending accounts
Relocation assistance (if applicable)
What you should know
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
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