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Resident Engineer


This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted December 22, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide on-site support to quickly identify and resolve product issues at the manufacturing plant and/or engage appropriate members of engineering team or SDT.

Participate in SDT meetings, product design reviews, as well as support plant in meetings with customers and suppliers to resolve assigned product issues.

Evaluate impact of process or manufacturing changes on product performance and provide feedback to manufacturing team.

Evaluate proposed engineering changes via execution of production trials and provide feedback.

Provide input on PFMEA and support in DFAM issue resolution.

Evaluate potential PPSC concerns and leverage appropriate engineering channels for risk assessment and documentation.

Apply problem solving tools KT (Kepner-Tregoe), BEP, and 8D to assist in root causing issues with direct access to drawings and design information.

Support cost reduction initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS Able to effectively communicate and interface between the plant, customer, suppliers, and the SDT.

Possess a desire to learn manufacturing process, quality systems, and product interactions.

Strong root cause capability with 8D/A3 background including identification of potential safety concerns.

Knowledge of Adient product development process, project experience, and change management systems to assist/coordinate with plant team Experience interfacing directly with manufacturing and quality teams or previous launch experience Willingness to travel to customer locations and Adient Plymouth, MI.

Mechanical aptitude for hands-on problem-solving using tools such as KT, A3, FTA, 8D.

Ability to use Adient-specific software (PLM, TC11).

Understanding of GD&T and ability to read drawings.

Ability to conduct statistical analysis of data (performance and dimensional data) and interpret data.

Experience with Catia V5 design & drawings.

COMPANY INFORMATION: Adient is a global leader in automotive seating.

We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs.

From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process.

Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing
– and into more than 23 million vehicles every year.

Education Required Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Experience Required 3 years in automotive engineering.

Previous product launch experience desired.