Cost Estimator
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. - Detroit, MI

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AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, validation and design of driveline systems, chassis systems and forged products for trucks, buses, sport utility vehicles and passenger cars.

Currently, this Tier 1 automotive components supplier needs a talented individual to fill the role of a Cost Estimator at our World Headquarters location in Detroit, MI.

Key Requirements of Position:
  • Responsible for costing Engineering Bill of Materials for new and current programs.

  • Responsible for evaluating and analyzing cost changes for various products/processes – castings, stampings, forgings, machining etc.; and associated tooling investment(s).

  • Actively support the Purchasing function to ensure market competitive sourcing.

  • Implement, maintain and update associated cost models/analysis with real time quotes or valid technical data (as applicable).

  • Coordinate with Engineering, Cost Estimating, Purchasing and the outside supply base as required.

  • Train additional associates in related AAM global locations.

  • Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities along with process efficiency improvements.

  • Organize and record domestic and international market studies for various commodities to identify market trends for material costs.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in an automotive industry.

  • Strong technical expertise in casting, stamping, machining and related categories required.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required (i.e., for presentations, meeting facilitation, etc.)

  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently required.

  • Willingness to travel as required to plant & supplier sites to assess the products and process systems, approximately 15%.

  • Experience in MS Office Suite required and experience with integrated ERP systems is preferred (Oracle, SAP, etc.).

  • Program Management experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of driveshaft/unibody products along with manufacturing methods/processes preferred.

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American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is GM's right-hand man for driveline systems and forged products. AAM manufactures axles,...