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Manufacturing Engineer

bw_wordkay_placeLivonia - Michigan - USA

bw_wordkay_timeNov 07, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Job Title:   Manufacturing Engineer

Reports To: Program Launch & Engineering Manager

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot problems encountered within current processes, equipment, and operations.
  • Assist in layouts for integration of new products into existing plant areas.
  • Evaluate manufacturing process to generate cost reduction opportunities and complete actions to reduce costs.
  • Work on issues to eliminate problems by identifying root cause and providing solutions.
  • Ensure that all processes are documented.
  • Help establish, lead, and sustain a continuous improvement culture.
  • Be an active change agent.
  • Champion and perform the necessary duties for the GSSF Safety Management System.
  • Champion the sintering process of the business.
  • Oversee all aspects of the ten (10) sintering furnaces, one (1) endothermic generator, along with the carrier finishing cell (CFC).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience (minimum qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Process or Manufacturing focus preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ related work experience required; 3+ years in Lean Six Sigma implementation within a manufacturing environment (primary operations, machining, fabrication, welding, assembly) preferred.
  • Experience in the automotive industry preferred.
  • Employment record demonstrating evidence of manufacturing process implementation and improvement, followed by successful process performance.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing process and equipment, such as sintering, JIT, automation, and secondary operations.
  • Strong leadership, personnel, production, and change management skills.


Customer Focus

Priority Setting

Timely Decision Making

Decision Quality



Problem Solving

Process Management


Dealing with Ambiguity


Understanding of statistics and algebraic concepts/formulas


Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel, both verbally and in writing

Ability to present information as needed, within individual and group settings


Thorough understanding of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


Ability to develop actions, evaluate progress and provide direction

Ability to solve complex issues involving multiple variations

Ability to perceive and understand concepts and ideas expressed verbally

Safety Statement

This position will adhere to all Global Star Safety Framework (GSSF) and MIOSHA requirements, including safety rules,  best practices, procedures, and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PDS Livonia Safety Policy. Such procedures/programs include, but not limited to:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Incident Reporting
  • Hazard Communication
  • Ergonomics
  • Emergency Response
  • Confined Space Entry (Annually)
  • Lockout Tagout – Authorized (Annually)
  • TMS Overview
  • GSSF Element Champion Training (At hire)
  • Core Tool Training
  • Linde Hydrogen Farm Training (Annually)

This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses, in accordance with MIOSHA guidelines. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

EEO Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

  • Recognized ability to partner with operations management.
  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing required.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset and a high energy level.

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