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Manufacturing Program Manager in Detroit, MI at Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

The Program Manager will be responsible for receiving and translating projects from the sales group for dispensation to the pre-construction team. The Program Manager will manage, plan, and coordinate all activities of the project/task order to ensure that goals and/or objectives of proposals/contracts are accomplished within the project timeframes and budgets.

  • Direct and coordinate planning and implementation of product or tool designs ensuring compliance with specifications and codes
  • Reviews and approves assembly tooling vendors’ proposed designs and processes and follows equipment through all phases of development
  • Reviews vendor progress to assure adherence to schedules and timelines, modifies or changes methodology or redirects activities as necessary to attain objectives within time and cost limits
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment, include cost estimates and equipment layout
  • Assist in the creation, modification and testing of products and processes
  • Assist in interpreting engineering drawings for production personnel
  • Assist in the development, evaluation, improvement and documentation of manufacturing processes
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process control techniques and procedures
  • Assist in the creation and review of FMEAs and Control Plans
  • Perform root cause and failure analysis, as required
  • Provide expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems
  • Inspect products and processes to identify areas of improvement
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software
  • Create technical reports, documentation, calculations and sketches
  • Assist with troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical/ product issues in the manufacturing of products
  • Maintain up-to-date engineering knowledge and stay current with industry trends and best practices
  • Bachelor’s degree required, engineering major preferred
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years of experience in a related field
  • Minimum 5 years automotive program management experience
  • Must have Plastics experience 
  • Proven interpersonal, facilitation and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships
  • Strong project and relationship management skills

• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.