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Jacobs Manufacturing Engineer - General Assembly in Detroit, Michigan

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing.

Our differentiating capabilities in the advanced manufacturing market include Jacobs’ highly advanced design and engineering in the electrification ecosystem, data centers and semiconductor manufacturing – deployed through a global integrated delivery platform.

Jacobs is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to work in the facility in Plymouth, MI. A s a General Assembly Manufacturing Engineer, you will be the e nd to end owner that designs, executes and delivers portions of General Assembly conveyance systems, automation cells, process equipment/tooling and processes.


Equipment & Process Development

  • End to end owner that designs, executes and delivers portions of General Assembly conveyance systems, automation cells, process equipment/tooling and processes

  • Integrate new vehicle models and variants into existing facilities

  • Implement line re-rate projects

  • Assist in the development of assembly process flow, build sequence and logistics strategies to optimize for direct labor, quality, safety and other KPIs

  • Manage equipment suppliers / partners during RFQ, design, buyoff, installation, commissioning and ramp up

  • Develop and execute equipment qualification plans including correlation, process capability (CP/CPK) and Gage Repeatability / Reproducibility (GR&R)

  • Provide input into the continuous evolution of equipment standards

  • Partner with Product Design and Operations teams to ensure successful ramp and long- term sustained production

  • Ensure achievement of safety, quality, cost, timing & performance targets

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

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

Product Development

  • Conduct Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) studies and feedback to Product Design teams, drive content reduction and simplifications

  • Provide input into the continuous evolution of DFMA standards

  • Lead new product virtual builds and participate in early prototype builds to validate manufacturability and processes

  • Support systems integration and automation – PLM, SAP, MES, etc

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

Here’s What You’ll Need:


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

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role related to automated equipment or manufacturing processes

  • Experience optimizing existing processes for rate, yield, availability

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and processing principles (cycle time analysis, quality control, equipment efficiency, equipment selection, return on investment, error proofing, ergonomics, material logistics)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively solve difficult technical problems, challenge assumptions and the status quo

  • Ability to work independently

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

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience working in both 2D & 3D CAD environments

  • Knowledge of robot automation cells, conveyance systems & controls automation

Preferred Skills:

  • Systems knowledge and experience – PLM, SAP, MES

  • Extensive experience launching new products and production lines

  • Extensive experience in product DFMA

  • Extensive experience in DVA

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