Lead Engineer - Plastics
GTA - Troy, MI

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Greetings to our new direct placement applicants from GTA.

GTA has been selected by several domestic and foreign automotive OEM’s, multi-billion dollar automotive Tier 1 suppliers and a diverse mix of Tier II automotive suppliers to fill many of their current employment staffing needs.

Under the terms of our supply agreements, we cannot divulge the name of our clients until such time that you are picked for an interview, but we will share ALL company data with you as quickly as you are selected for an interview. Through the use of internet search tools, applicants can likely figure out who our customers are in some cases, as they may have the positions posted on their websites as well as having given them to us. Many firms do this as a tracking mechanism to gage their website volume. However, we would urge you to please apply through GTA as we can guarantee that your resume gets put in front of a hiring manager – and our efforts are all at no cost to you.

IF you apply on line to a customer, your name gets logged into their computer system and then when we submit you, it comes back to us rejected as a duplicate - and there is no guarantee that your online submittal gets reviewed in a timely manner - or at all. It is simply a function of how many human and software resources they have or don’t have to review hundreds of online submittals. That is why firms engage outside staffing suppliers such as GTA in order to help them through the maze of applicants. Stick with GTA and we will get your resume in front of those who can decide. That would include the HR or Recruiting Manager – and more importantly, the hiring manager.

Thank you very much in advance for submitting your resume. When you do submit your resume, there is a section marked “Message”. Please add your answers to our candidate pre-screening questions in this section when you apply. You will find the pre-screening questions at the bottom of the job description.

We will get back to you as soon as the customer provides feedback. Thank you for choosing GTA as your job search partner.

Title: Lead Engineer – Plastics - Seating (13-00289)
Location: Troy, MI
Base Compensation: $107K
Bonus: Yes
Up to: 5%
Type of hire: Direct

Position Responsibilities:
• Formulates, recommends, and implements as phases of a project to complete it within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and completion Client dates.
• Produces designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available.
• Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation, and performance. Compares solutions with best-in-world execution.
• Contributes to manufacturing performance and customer service by assisting in the solution production or quality problems associates with the design.
• Ensures that all appropriate tests are performed
• Ensures that product designs meet customer requirements, through direct consultation with customer technical personnel to determine their needs and wants.
• Provides information about needs, wants and developments affecting company products and plans by maintaining regular, direct contact with customer technical personnel.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor Science Mechanical Engineering or applicable work experience
• Extensive experience developing world class seating systems for premium luxury OEM's
• Up front knowledge required relative to safety, durability, quality, build, and tooling so that past lessons learned are captured.
• Plans and executes complete engineering design projects, from initial design concept through to production, while achieving program targets set forth by Program Management.
• Interface directly with design team and supply base to quickly resolve issues and develop solutions.
• Knowledge of automotive development tools and procedures preferred.
• Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation, and performance. Compares solutions with best-in-world execution.
• Good oral and written communications and presentation skills.
• Good interpersonal skills

1. Please describe, in detail, your experience as a Lead Engineer.
2. Which plastic components have you had the most experience with? Which plastics materials have you had the most experience with?
3. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?
4. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
5. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
6. Can you list why you left each of your past employers, please?
7. Do you have any gaps in your employment longer than 3 months? If so can you explain these gaps?
8. What is your current / last salary?
9. What is your “acceptable” and “ideal” base compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don’t price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
10. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
11. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
12. Are you able to work in the U.S. without need for a Visa, other than a TN Visa for Canadian citizens?

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