Quality Process Engineer

Chicago, IL

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world - together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

As part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles we're known for. In our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. You'll get the satisfaction of making great products people use and love.

In this position...

Own the Quality and the capability of the manufacturing processes within the Assembly department.

This position is for our B crew schedule which is Tuesday through Friday 6:00 pm start and 4:30 am end (Note on Fridays employees start at 6:00 pm and end Saturday morning 4:30 am). Successful candidate would also be required to cover “super” shifts when B crew works on a Saturday night (approx. happens 6 to 10 times a year). As part of the B crew team, it is expected and required that our engineers can support all sub-systems such as interior, exterior, electrical, power train and paint department with this position having a high focus on the paint department. There may be occasions when you are requested to cover a different crew and or work overtime on occasions.

You'll have...

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering / Technology preferred
  • Manufacturing/Technology engineering work experience
  • Previous automotive and quality analysis experience

Required Skills/Capabilities

  • 8D and 5Why corrective action and problem-solving
  • Lean Tools – 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping
  • TQM and Kaizen Methods
  • Visual Factory Management
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word/Excel/Outlook)

Required Behaviors

  • Outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
  • Proven critical thinker and troubleshooter to deliver industry leading quality
  • Highly committed to process improvement and innovative solutions with a customer-first mindset
  • Strong curiosity and passionate about continuous learning
  • Demonstrates inclusion and values diversity
  • Perseveres through setbacks and disappointments to drive results

Even better, you may have...

  • FMEA, PPAP, and DOE experience preferred
  • Six Sigma: DMAIC and DMADV (DFSS) Project Methodology experience preferred
  • Ergonomic analysis knowledge and experience preferred
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified preferred

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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What you'll do...

  • Apply engineering principles & analytical techniques to drive continuous improvement to manufacturing processes
  • Lead development of interim and permanent corrective actions to resolve quality issues using 8D methodology and structured problem-solving tools
  • Play an integral part in the Launch process by establishing and monitoring quality target levels at the workstation level for each build phase to validate workstations readiness
  • Conduct process audits to ensure process adheres to Vehicle Operations guidelines and specific process standards
  • Act as team leader in resolving assembly related concerns. Lead variability reduction and lean manufacturing initiatives and best practices.
  • Support ISO 14001 compliance and support internal ISO auditing and compliance as required
  • Lead development of solutions for throughput constraints
  • Manage and direct statistical process control activities
  • Review internal/external suppliers for critical characteristic process compatibility
  • Support efficiency planning to ensure workstation are properly set up with quality risks identified and addressed
Process Engineer
North America

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