Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-MI-Detroit
    Posted Date8 months ago(12/5/2017 4:02 PM)
    # of Openings
    Flex-N-Gate Detroit, LLC
  • Overview

    Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

    Scope of the Position

    The Engineering Manager will coordinate programs and activities to achieve timely resolution to manufacturing problems and new process launches. Ensure that all tasks are progressing at a rate which will achieve the successful completion of a project which meets customer specifications, project timing, and financial requirements.

    Position HighLights

    Ford Customer experience 10+ years preferred

    High volume program launch experience

    Start-up environment experience a plus

    Key to position is customer interface


    • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities
    • Must have experience with customer
    • Must have experience with Manufacturing processes
    • Direct, review, and approve product design and changes
    • Monitors progress against project schedules and budgets; recommends allocation of resources as required to accomplish goals
    • Responsible for assisting in interviewing, hiring and training employees
    • Reviews department objectives for adequacy and consistency with corporate objectives
    • Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes project staff according to project requirements
    • Meet project deliverables and project all requirements. Full knowledge of customer SOW and requirements
    • Provide technical and project leadership in directing a cross-function team from concept to launch
    • Meet project deliverables and project all requirements. Full knowledge of customer SOW and requirements
    • Effectively communicate project status and proactively manage risk
    • Acts as primary interface to customer for all project issues
    • Maintain project costs within the baseline budgets for BOM, tooling, and investment
    • Develop and maintain a project timing charts depicting ability to meet customer’s milestones
    • Establish countermeasures when the project deliverables are at risk
    • Initiate, maintain, and publish the program open issues report
    • Analyzes and solves engineering-related problems with the assistance of subordinate managers and department personnel
    • Coordinates all customer and internal engineering changes
    • Monthly reporting of departmental metrics
    • Coordinate all engineering changes and approvals to meet customer deadlines
    • Evaluate and approve all equipment required for programs
    • Liaise with vendors for plant projects and equipment purchases for projects
    • Reviews corporate quotes for new programs
    • Promote and enforce a safe and healthy work environment in accordance with applicable legislation and company policies and procedures.
    • Drive continuous improvement of processes, quality and cost to maintain profitability and competitiveness


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred
    • Minimum 10 years working in manufacturing


    • Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
    • Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
    • Paid holidays and vacation time

    What do our employees have to say?
    “It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
    “Lots of growth opportunity.”
    “The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
    Not just a job—a great place to work!

    Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

    Application Instructions

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