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Fire Investigator Lead

Company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Come join our FCA Vehicle Safety & Regulatory Compliance Team where we are committed to doing what's best for our customers. Be a part of a team filled with bright, resourceful and determined employees who play a vital role in FCA's regulatory development, certification and compliance activities. We are looking for a Fire Investigator Lead to join our Vehicle Safety and Product Analysis team. These positions are primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive technical investigations related to vehicle safety and compliance. Our Team: The Vehicle Safety and Product Analysis team is a collaborative group which works with many different functional groups to effectively manage and lead all product investigations to determine root cause and related information. We're looking for people who thrive in a fast paced environment, deliver as a way of life and are inspired to make a positive impact. Team members are expected to establish effective working relationships, founded on trust and transparency, with our internal and external partners. Sound judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to drive decisions through consensus and influence change are a must. The Fire Investigator Lead will: * oversee vehicle safety product investigations, strategies and processes within NA and across the global regions * be accountable for the initiation and support of field actions, and providing technical expertise, communication and coordination of their team's activities * be responsible to ensure investigations are thorough and complete and ensure data is documented properly * participate in the hiring of product investigator positions and ensure their team members are properly trained and capable to conduct thorough investigations * lead special project and workshops in support of the Vehicle Safety Group's continuous initiatives and will support the Manager, Director, and key stakeholders to determine and compile relevant information to be shared at Investigation Steering Group ("ISG") meetings, Vehicle Regulatory Committee ("VRC") meetings, town halls, team events and staff meetings The role includes direct supervision of three product investigators focusing on Fire investigations. Day to Day: * Guide investigators on working with internal teams and lead cross functional teams (e.g., Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Service and Legal) to gather critical data as part of the investigation of product related fire events * Guide investigators on their interactions with internal and external teams to determine the root cause, scope, consequence and corrective actions for vehicle conditions as required * Assist in searching and analyzing field data from corporate databases to support investigative work * Oversee and guide the preparation of documents, reports, presentations and demonstrations for discussions with management and/or governmental agencies * Maintain thorough and complete records on internal databases * Engage subject matter experts necessary to support analysis to obtain components and technical information from subject matter experts necessary to support analysis Basic Qualifications: * A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or another related technical field from an ABET accredited university. Other degrees and educational credentials, in combination with relevant engineering experience, may also be considered * Fire investigation certifications (e.g. NAFI, IAAI) or a minimum of SIX (6) years of engineering experience * Strong leadership behaviors to lead high level and large group initiatives * Excellent communicator, both written and oral * Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to critical deadlines * Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis skills Preferred Qualifications: * Master of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related engineering field Forensic experience, preferably automotive related * Full understanding of the organization's structure, processes, goals and responsibilities * Able to simplify and communicate complicated matters * Technical background with strong project management skills Strategic, big picture vision and able to make tough calls Coaching and leadership skills * Prior supervisory experience * Knowledge of FMVSS standards

Keywords: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit , Fire Investigator Lead, Other , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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