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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Product and Process Specialist (PPS) in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Product and Process Specialist (PPS)

Job ID:1040692

Career Area:Manufacturing & Production

Job Category:Manufacturing-Operations

Location:Sterling Heights,MI


Date Posted:February 18, 2020

Brand:FCA Group

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Job Overview


The Product and Process Specialist will be responsible for managing designated manufacturing processes in a fast paced high volume, unionized, manufacturing environment. The Product Process Specialist (PPS) will be responsible for ensuring conformance of processes and coordinating engineering, tooling and quality changes in their assigned area/department. The selected candidate will coordinate all safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale initiatives. Provide coaching and mentoring to team members (both hourly and supervisory) regarding World Class Manufacturing techniques for problem solving and corrective action implementation and interface with AME, program management, product engineering and supplier quality to assure compliance to build requirements as well as to drive product changes necessary to improve quality.

Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Analyze Process Sheets through Advanced Manufacturing Planning System (AMPS), propose modifications and guarantee process standardization across all shifts

  • Analyze quality data, prioritize issues and provide feedback to the Team

  • Have an active role in the part/process changes that affect the floor

  • Audit and manage process parameters and identify optimal strategy based on CP-CPK results

  • Analyze vehicle dimensional parameters to improve cycles and tools

  • Ensure non-conforming parts are identified and processed

  • Assess ergonomic issues of workstations in their area of responsibility

  • Continuously improve process, product and tools to increase quality and reduce costs

  • Collaborate with team leader and other roles in continuous improvement activities

  • Actively participate and lead kaizen project activities centered on safety, cost, quality and throughput improvements and waste reduction opportunities identified through cost deployment

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with manufacturing processes, tooling, quality control methods and statistical process control (SPC)

  • Ability to work any shift and overtime as required

  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various levels of employees within all areas of the plant from hourly represented employees to senior leadership as required

  • Ability to build effective business relationships with plant leadership and customers

  • Goal oriented self-starter with ability to lead teams

  • Ability to coach/mentor/develop team members

  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical / engineering discipline

  • Manufacturing supervisory experience

  • Experience working in a union environment

  • Experience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturing

  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand engineering documents, technical standards and design specifications

  • Familiar with World Class Manufacturing pillar methodology and implementation

  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.