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Cost Engineer
Saline, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 7/17/2018

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline
  • Experience in major vehicle development cycle of part design or manufacturing launch
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and establish agreed upon due dates with their design department
  • Automotive or manufacturing background / experience such as SAE projects
  • Added bonus if you have:
  • Experience in cost estimating

Job Description

  • Part cost planning through entire vehicle development stages for Major / Minor / Model Year change projects
  • Interface frequently with multiple departments such as program management, design, accounting and purchasing to discuss cost status to target
  • Complete cost reports and activities to support cost milestones per schedule
  • Provide executive summary level information for detailed cost estimates / quotes
  • Lead and participate in vehicle tear down activities or other cost reduction activities with the purpose of generating cost savings ideas Vehicle Engineering / Vehicle Analysis (VE / VA)
  • Understand cost structure and cost drivers of parts
  • Recommend cost reduction ideas to support cost targets for each vehicle development project
  • Create cost strategy for part deck for each vehicle development program that the company has cost responsibility for
  • Complete benchmark analysis comparing internal and competitor parts
  • Recommend cost reduction Vehicle Engineering / Vehicle Analysis (VE / VA) ideas based on this data and analysis

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