Machine Design Engineer

Adient is the global leader in the $60 billion automotive seating market, with approximately 75,000 employees in 230 locations across 33 countries. With $20 billion in consolidated annual revenues, Adient delivers 25 million seating systems used on more than 360 vehicle nameplates around the globe.
We want you in our Clanton Alabama facility!
??????????The North American Equipment Build Team performs the lead roles in the areas of, but not limited to: Machine design and new process development, technology evaluation and development, process improvement, process standardization, process testing and equipment building. The person filling this
Core Responsibilities:
?????Applies advanced technical knowledge to effectively design equipment and tooling for seating product assembly or processing
?????Constantly reviews the best in class manufacturing methods and reflect these in the adoption of new / optimized process solutions
?????Develops and introduces new / optimized process solution to improve labor productivity, production lead time and reduce manufacturing cost
??????Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research activity; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors.
?? ??Plans projects by studying customer requirements (equipment specifications) along with identifying and analyzing trends in technology; conferring and collaborating with other members of engineering
?????Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements and equipment layout while integrating these principles into machine design
Additional Responsibilities:
?????Designs equipment, machinery, and tooling to aid in the manufacturing, assembly and processing of automotive seating components
?????Conduct machine / process design reviews with customers (AME, ME)
?????Responsible to define and/or optimize equipment / process solutions for seating products within the business
?????Oversees machine design integration and installation
Basic Qualifications:
??????Familiar with TS and ISO standards
?? ? ?Able to work in a team based management environment
??????Ability to document and correspond effectively in order to ? ? ? ? ?convey design concepts and processing methods to customers
??????Ability to interpret technical specifications
??????BS degree in engineering, preferably in mechanical engineering, minimum of (5) years experience
??????Strong working knowledge in CAD, preferably in SolidWorks
?? ? ?Full understanding of GD&T principles
??????Strong understanding of metals and plastics; mechanical wear ?resistance, chemical characteristics, structural integrity, etc.
Preferred Qualifications:
?????Mechanical / Machine Design; Have strong working knowledge of machine mechanics. Has had associations with items or components such as: specialized tools and fixtures, pick and place units, shuttle mechanisms, cam driven devices, frames, brackets, index tables, screw mechanisms, cylinders, bearings, gears, etc.
?????Control Power Systems; Have working knowledge in areas of hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum system design. This includes valve function, flow control, regulators, manifolds, pumps etc.
?????Manufacturing / Process improvement; Have ability to study and understand existing processes or machines and find ways to improve by means of re-design, added design or additional training, focusing primarily on cycle time & downtime reduction and product throughput improvement.
?????General Capabilities: Project management, problem solving /creativity, ability to work in a team environment, ability to carry out projects turnkey, leadership skills, strong project documentation skills and continuous improvement discipline
?????Other Qualities: Drive for excellence, enthusiasm in the position and workplace, positive attitude and be a team player. #CB

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