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VAVE Cost Modeling Engineer

Company: American Axle and Manufacturing
Location: Detroit
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are AAM. We have the POWER to move the world.At AAM, we're looking for associates who push boundaries and drive solutions for the future. Innovators. Thinkers. Dreamers. Doers. No matter the role or function, every associate is a piece of what makes AAM great. We---re growing and building #TeamAAM to be the best. Join us!Job Posting TitleVAVE Cost Modeling EngineerJob Description SummaryJob Description SummaryLead the organizations cost reduction activities, including VAVE & cost estimation. Develop standard cost models based on internal and external cost, design and manufacturing benchmarks. Work with Engineering, Supplier Quality, and procurement to reduce cost in process, parts, logistics or other processes. Facilitate cost reduction workshops and develop VAVE roadmap to implement cost reduction ideas.Job Description

  • Continuously identify and execute measures to improve cost through Value Engineering. Identify cost reduction opportunities through:
  • Product and component tear down to analyze cost drivers
  • Cost model development and industry benchmarks for key products
  • Facilitate cross functional workshops to develop cost reduction ideas
  • Visit suppliers to analyze their manufacturing process/materials/tooling costs
  • Visit internal manufacturing sites (global locations) to analyze manufacturing costs.
  • Increases profitability by driving design changes or substituting suppliers reducing overall BOM cost.
  • Provide relevant reporting for cost decisions (status reports of ongoing activities, progress towards savings target implementation, and forward workshop planning).
  • All other duties as assigned.Required Skills and Education
    • Bachelors degree required (Engineering preferred)
    • 3+ years professional experience in Engineering or Cost Modeling.
    • Demonstrated ability to move from concept to production in technical arena
    • Program Management experience a plus
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong computer skills, Excel preferred About American Axle & ManufacturingFor over 20 years, customers around the world have entrusted AAM to design, engineer, validate and manufacture driveline and metal forming technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Today, we are a premier global Tier 1 automotive supplier with broad capabilities across multiple product lines to deliver efficient, powerful and innovative solutions for our customers. We---ve earned the trust of our suppliers and our customers through our steadfast commitments to quality, operational excellence and technology leadership. AAM delivers power. We deliver power literally through vehicle components, systems and innovation, but we also deliver power in ways unseen. We power our associates, their families, and the communities in which we operate. Our global team of over 21,000 associates has a clear vision of where AAM is going and how we are going to get there. After all, they are the reason we are a leader in the automotive industry. We are powering the future. We are AAM. Move with us, and join #TeamAAM. AAM will not discriminate against any Associate or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. AAM will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that Associates are treated equally during employment, without regard to their age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. For the Disabled Job Seeker: We offer reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled individuals who are applicants for employment. To request assistance or accommodations, please e-mail TalentAcquisition@aam.com . AAM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters--Please note that as per AAM policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that AAM will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.?

Keywords: American Axle and Manufacturing, Detroit , VAVE Cost Modeling Engineer, Engineering , Detroit, Michigan

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