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Jacobs Jr. Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

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Jacobs is the world’s largest engineering services firm, providing a full range of consulting and engineering services to major commercial automotive industry customers . Customers include not only the world’s major vehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but also Tier One automotive suppliers and clients from the international motor sports community.

Advanced Manufacturing Services (AMS) is a division of Jacobs that supplies services along the entire spectrum of the manufacturing value stream. From providing manufacturing expertise in the design of new EV manufacturing factory design, to simulation of manufacturing processes and launch and operations support, we provide the highest caliber of specialty manufacturing services to help our customers meet and exceed their goals.


  • Manufacturing Engineer will oversee and coordinate work as part of customer led team.

  • Work within the customer’s manufacturing engineering automotive process team to support customer and deliver technical expertise for the purpose of supporting vehicle assembly equipment commissioning and launch and other operational support as necessary.

  • Will also be responsible for executing high quality results on a compressed delivery timeline

  • Lead commissioning activities on the plant floor for a new line of assembly equipment. This will include oversight and program management of activities required to achieve PPAP, cycle-time and throughput.

  • Design and implement body manufacturing processes & equipment to grow production capacity in line with corporate goals.

  • Partner with production engineers and leaders to ensure a successful ramp and long-term production.

  • Provide product feedback to design engineering teams to ensure manufacturability without compromising product function or performance.

  • Ensure achievement of safety, quality, cost, timing & throughput targets on all projects.

  • Provide regular, metric-based project updates to the management team.

  • Understand and follow company and industry standards and best practices in project implementation.

  • Actively look for ways to add value beyond specifically assigned scope of work.

  • Challenge assumptions that are not backed up by a thorough engineering evaluation.

  • Be part of a world-class engineering team, with a focus on high quality work and rapid project deployment.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Here’s what you’ll need :

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Qualifications - External


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar technical field.

  • Experience in an engineering role related to body manufacturing equipment and process is preferred

  • Knowledgeable in high and low volume manufacturing skills and concepts (cycle time analysis, quality control, equipment efficiency, equipment selection, return on investment, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and see the solution implemented to a high level of accuracy & quality.

  • Ability to work independently to develop a plan to execute deliverables with general guidance.

  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines, including with external stakeholders.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experienced in working within 2D & 3D CAD environments.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be fluent in the Microsoft Office suite of software applications.

  • Must be able to work seamlessly with customer to interface and coordinate between manufacturing engineering staff and facilities designers to deliver required outputs on time and with a high degree of quality.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Must be able to occasionally lift and carry up to 30 lbs of project related items, such as documentation, office supplies, PPE and other related items.

  • Climbing: None

  • Crawling: None

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Proper footwear and PPE for any required visits to construction site

  • Unusual physical requirements: No

  • High noise level: No

  • Other:

Description of Work Environment

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Industrial factory and office environment

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: None

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: None

  • Travel/transportation requirements: Must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle

  • Other:

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, printers, plotters, and other related office equipment

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: none

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: none

  • Other:

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 20% or more overtime required

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: All shifts possible

  • Necessity for regular attendance: 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: 100%

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to travel up to 100%

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