Project Engineer - Foam
GTA - Troy, MI

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Greetings, new applicants to GTA

GTA has been selected by a multi-billion dollar automotive Tier 1 supplier to find them top people for their team.

Under the terms of our supply agreement, we cannot divulge the name of our client until such time that you are picked for an interview, but we will share ALL data as quickly with you as quickly as you are selected for an interview. Through the use of internet search tools, you could likely figure out who our customer is as they may have the positions posted on their website 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 - 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 resources they have or don’t have to review hundreds of online submittals. That is why firms engage outside staffing suppliers 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 for submitting your resume and please answer the pre-screening questions down below as well.

Job Title: Project Engineer - Foam ( 13-00290)
Job location:
Troy, MI
Salary Range: $90K

The project engineer plans and executes complete engineering design products or specific projects, from initial design concept through to production release and post-production support, for source automotive seat products.

Key Elements of the Position:
General: •

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. •
Contributes to manufacturing performance and customer service by assisting in the solution of production or quality problems associates with the design. •
Proposes and implements VA/VE solutions •
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. •
Assists in achievement of sale’s targets through direct participation in customer presentation •
Other duties and special projects assigned

Specific Responsibilities: •
Extensive experience with developing world class seating systems for global OEMs. •
Lead all foam development activities to ensure the seats meet best-in-world requirements. Up-front knowledge required relative to comfort and appearance 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. •
Interfaces with the design team and supply base to quickly resolve issues and develop solutions. •
Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off cost, timing, innovation and performance. Compares solutions with best-in world execution.

For the Foam and Comfort development: •
Primary technical interface with chemical and foam products suppliers •
Contributes to the evaluation of potential new suppliers •
Provides cost estimates for foam products •
Directs efforts of CAE activities using company tools (Hpt simulation) •
Directs use of company seat comfort methodologies on NA programs •
Very knowledgeable of foam products for seat including chemistry, process and tooling

Required Competencies: •
Engineering Degree (with specialties such as Chemical, Plastics, Electronics, Mechanic, Automotive Textile, Textile Mill) or applicable work experience. •
1 to 5 years of experience in a similar position •
For the Senior positions 8 and + years of experience •
Knowledge of automotive seating. •
Knowledge of GD&T •
Knowledge of automotive development tools such as DFTLEA, Client/DFM, DOE, T&R plan and procedures preferred •
Good understanding of FEA principles •
Good oral and written communication and presentation skills •
Good interpersonal skills •
A second language if necessary (French, Chinese or other foreign language} •
Per Salary Training Plan matrix.

GTA PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS: (please enter answers in bold after each question)
1. Please describe, in detail, your experience as a Foam Engineer?
2. Do you have experience with developing seating systems? If yes, please explain.
3. Do you have a degree? If so, in what field?
4. 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?
5. Are you currently working? If not when was your last day?
6. If you are currently working, why are you looking for new employment?
7. What is your current / last pay rate?
8. What is your desired pay rate for this position? (Please Do Not put negotiable)
9. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
10.Are you able to work in the U.S. without need for a Visa, other than a TN Visa for Canadian citizens?

Thank you very much for submitting your resume and for answering the pre-screening questions as well.
We will get back to you as soon as the customer provides feedback.Please feel free to contact me directly as well.

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