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Cost Engineer
Warren, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 1/30/2018

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Finance / Business
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and cost drivers
  • Vehicle component knowledge or expertise (Chassis components)
  • Solid ability in MS Office software (especially Excel), and web-based applications in general
  • Ability to comprehend detailed vehicle Bill of Materials
  • Cost Estimating experience preferred

Job Description

  • Manage multiple projects 
  • Analyze part designs to determine best manufacturing methods 
  • Develop estimates for tooling to make vehicle parts and assemblies 
  • Assess material costs of component designs from inception to production
  • Assess cost impact of product changes to tooling and part costs
  • Work closely with program teams and product designers
  • Interact with product design engineers to determine manufacturability of parts
  • Analyze tooling plans and processes from suppliers 
  • Work with Purchasing and participate in negotiations with suppliers to achieve the best tooling costs
  • Visit tooling and component manufacturing facilities and suppliers to investigate issues, as required
  • Suggest part design and process improvements to reduce tooling and component costs

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