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Title Color Specialist
Categories Designer, Engineering
Location Troy, MI
Job Information
  • Color and Craftsmanship team member
  • Complete RASIC color approval process
  • Interface with customers to gain color approval of components for IAC
  • Obtain color approvals at OEMs
  • Trouble shoot issues with color matching
  • Train other employees for color matching and review

Review/assess color match of components prior to customer submission


  • Minimum high school diploma required
  • Must score acceptable level on Farnsworth/Munsell color hue test and must possess excellent color acuity
  • Must have experience in automotive components and understand related materials and color technology
  • Must be able to work on various programs and with various materials.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to develop solid relationships with OEM design studio teams
  • Must be able to work in cross functional teams to get results
  • Must be very proficient in Excel
  • Must have basic skills in Outlook, Power Point and Word required

Must know how to use a colorimeter and gloss meter  Must be familiar with color specific technologies – LAB readings, Delta E, etc.

Education High School Diploma
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Title Deployment Technician Assistant
Categories Engineering, Labor
Location Troy, MI
Job Information
  • Assist with labor in the lab
  • Must possess a strong work ethic with a willingness to learn new tasks.
  • Must be able to learn quickly the safety rules in the lab
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with lab supervisor & lab technicians
  • Must be able to show up on time and is available for OT if necessary
  • Must be able to ask questions if assignment is not clear
  • Must be able to use hand tools – ratchets, screw drivers, etc.  (band saws & table saws is a plus)

Must be able to lift 40lbs

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Title Industrial Engineer
Categories Engineering, Management
Location Auburn Hills, MI
Job Information
  • Description:Plans and oversees layout of equipment, office and production facilities. Conducts studies in operations to maximize work flow and spatial utilization. Ensures facility efficiency and workplace safety.Perform cycle time and bottleneck analyses. Develop and improve work methods. Work with functional managers and operation managers to improve productivity, quality, and throughput. Support World Class Manufacturing (WCM) especially for WO (Workplace Organization) and LO (Logistic) pillars. Support IE Manager in various IE and WCM related assignments and projects. Perform manpower planning/leveling/adjustments per Assembly Plants’ Volume Adjustments. Perform Direct Labor, Indirect Labor, and Ergonomic Studies. Interact with production management and union leadership on a daily basis on all matters relating to staffing requirements and IE activities. Candidate needs to be self-motivated and goal driven.
  • Requirements:3DCS / VisVsa / AestheticaAutomotive Assembly Process KnowledgeKnowledge or Manufacturing Process and/or Injection molding processMS Office SuiteStrong Communication and Organization Skills
Education Bachelors Degree
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Title Craftsmanship Specialist
Categories Engineering
Location Auburn Hills, MI
Job Information
    • Description:Craftsmanship Specialist – scheduling, reviewing and monitoring suppliers for appearance PPAP approval of their production parts while ensuring overall interior harmony/quality. Work directly with vendors and suppliers interior parts of various materials, including: painted trim, soft trim (fabrics, vinyl, leather), hard trim (plastics), carpeting, and seating. Exterior materials: MIC, plastic black parts only.   MUST pass HVC Color Test
    • Requirements:Must excel in a team environment, including shared team responsibilities. Must exhibit strong oral and written communication skills.Must exhibit strong problem-solving skills. Must exhibit strong planning skills. Must exhibit the ability to maintain motivation and persistence in identifying issues and solutions.Must be able to work independently and with minimal direction. Strong leadership and interpersonal (soft-people) skills. Demonstrated ability to summarize and present work to cross functional teams as well as senior management.Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). Team center trained preferred. Some travel may be required.Bachelor’s degree in any of the following:Aeronautical/Aerospace, Agricultural, Biology, Business, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, or Metallurgical, or equivalent from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university, Interior Design, or Plast2-5 years of automotive experience preferred, color and materials quality audit experience a plus. Must meet the requirements for Color Blindness & Color Vision Skill TestPreferred Qualifications: Basic to intermediate level of tooling/mold design and understanding of injection molds, slush, cast skin, nickel shell including; parting lines, ejection, cooling, gating, and mold flow considerationsKnowledge of part mark ups for surface approval and texture orientation/mapping, experience a plus.Basic to intermediate familiarity/knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes including; plastic injection-molding, slush-molding, vacuum-forming, vinyl calendaring, colorants, paint and platingSome experience/hands-on with interior color and quality reviews for variety of interior components including; plastic, paint, fabric, vinyl, leather, etc. Also, Exterior plastic mold-in-color.Possess ability and confidence to perform and review , approve or reject part submission and give feedback with directionWorking knowledge of automotive component suppliers, Appearance Approval Report (AAR) process, and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). Familiarity with current automotive acronyms, language, and technical jargon May be required to drive a company car. Valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record Will be required to travel domestically and internationally 20%
      Additional Information:
  • Located in Auburn Hills
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Candidates MUST be able to pass the HVC color test
  • Candidates must have at least 2 years of work experience – this is experience beyond internships, school projects, etc.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of the texture aspect of the tooling that produces plastic parts.  However, this position is NOT a tooling engineer.  This includes:
    • Injection molding
    • PVC
    • Slush molding
    • Cast molding
  • Candidates must know color
  • Experience with rolled goods is a plus
  • Experience with paint is a plus
  • Candidates need to know automotive terminology
  • Candidates currently working at a Tier 1 supplier would be ideal
Education Bachelors Degree
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Title Specialty Engineer
Categories Engineering
Location Auburn Hills, MI
Job Information
  • Description:Engineers specializing in KBE, NVH, EE/Core Electrical, Component Engineering, or CFD. Minimum Bachelors Degree required. Minimum Bachelors Degree required. Connected Vehicle Applications Development Engineer- Custom connected vehicle applications qualification development- Custom connected vehicle applications qualification- 3rd Party connected vehicle applications certification development- 3rd Party connected vehicle applications certification – Apps Proof of Concept development- Develop and write requirements for apps projects- Manage suppliers for connected vehicle apps projects- Corner case & FMEA creation- Connected Vehicle Applications Systems Integration Development- Connected Vehicle Applications concept feasibility assessment- Connected vehicle Applications qualification – Highly capable in using IBM requirements tools – DOORS- Technically astute in cellular and server based hardware & software – Highly capable in Microsoft Office Suite – Clear, concise, precise communication skills both oral and written- Utilized SDKs to implement production apps in Android and iOS environments- Ability to lead piers and suppliers to achieve goals – Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Requirements:Bachelors of Science in Engineering from a ABET accredited University.Ability to communicate and present to all levels of Management. MS Office (Powerpoint) Experience May be required to drive a company car. Valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record.   May be required to travel domestically and internationally 20%  
Education Bachelors Degree
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Title KBE Engineer
Categories Engineering
Location Auburn Hills, MI
Job Information
  • Description:KBE Engineer – Knowledge Based Engineer (KBE). Responsibilities include creating CAD (Catia/NX) parametric math models for commodities using Knowledge Based Engineering template modeling techniques. Position requires extensive knowledge of Catia/NX modeling and an extensive background developing / packaging / synthesizing complex vehicle systems. Additional responsibilities include dictating architecture and construction techniques, creating master development / packaging / requirement sections, defining master template modeling structures, and training other Catia/NX engineers on modeling techniques, architecture.    
  • Requirements:MUST HAVE COMPLETED ENGINEERING DEGREE 5years exp working with CATIA V5 / NX TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Sheet metal or more specific – Closures, Hood and Fenders. Microsoft Office
Education 4 year degree
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Title Body Component Engineer
Categories Engineering
Location Auburn Hills, MI
Job Information
  • Description:This position will be responsible for the engineering, design, development, timing and production release of Body components for Hood and Fender Closures. Other responsibilities will include quality improvements, weight reduction, cost reduction, and efficiency improvement initiatives including communicating technical product status to management.  
  • Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering.Knowledgeable in use of Unigraphics NX and Team Center with 2 years of experience in NX in a production release environment is preferred.Intermediate to advanced level of design/development engineering experience in Body-Body in White, Closures, or Exterior Systems.Self-starter with strong leadership, communication skills and demonstrated problem solving ability.BIW in-plant launch experience preferred.Experience with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA) preferred.Experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R) preferred. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) green / black-belt preferred.Knowledgeable in regards to high strength steels, weld parameters and GD&T. Proficient in MS-Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). May be required to drive a company car. Valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record. May be required to travel domestically and internationally 20%
Education 4 year degree
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Title Regional Engineering Manager
Categories Engineering
Location Seattle, WA
Job Information


Plans, coordinates and directs the activities/assignments of applications engineers and field service engineers working at the regional office.  This position will be responsible for identifying best solutions for customer satisfaction, growth and managing best customer intimacy result.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Others may be assigned.



  • Responsible for PPP development, employee evaluations, promotions, terminations and salary changes.
  • Evaluate requests for pre/post-sales support for completeness, content and resource requirements. Must have a broad knowledge of the technical and resource requirements to determine appropriate action.
  • Identify Key Customer Deliverables to ensure Makino develops and retains Customer Intimacy
  • Manage and measure Makino applications engineering team
  • Manage and measure Makino field service engineering team
  • Manage Makino contractors for field service and applications engineering services
  • Responsible for planning for and managing Makino showroom
  • Work with MM applications, service, and sales team to identify all current applications engineering and service needs
  • Responsible for understanding and executing applications and service requirements with new sales orders and with existing customers.
  • Provide pre and post-sales support.
  • Continue to build high level applications & service image in the markets served.
  • Key contact point for all applications and service related issues in the region.
  • Prioritize customer needs to available resources
  • Coach and mentor service and applications engineering team – provide guidance on customer intimacy leading to market differentiation
  • Provide business planning for applications and service organization to allow for current stability and future growth. Will provide leadership in developing capabilities for equipment installations, turnkey and integration.Financial
  •  Requires sound understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • Must understand the financial implications of decisions made and actions taken to satisfy customer’s expectations. 


  •  Ability to provide applications training to AE personnel on key Makino machining technologies ( SGI, HMC, etc )
  • Ability to provide applications training to customers to utilize Makino machine and key technologies
  • Ability to manipulate Programming software, modeling software, and MS Project
  • Ability to provide project management leadership for regional projects
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the building and grounds of the Tech Center 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directs the assignments and activity of applications engineers, service engineers and contractors
  • Responsible for PPP, hiring, disciplinary actions, salary recommendations and employee development
  • Create and maintain MAP processes to assure efficient and effective operational procedures are documented and followed
  • Develop staff and cross-train as required
  • Develops and maintains contract resources to support peak work periods

  •  Work experience with machine tools or other technology  based capital equipment
  • Proven history of customer service orientation.
  • Leadership style that motivates and promotes team work among remote employees
  • Intuitive, insightful, action oriented leader that creates and manages change
  • Manage adversity and conflict effectively.
  • Ability to travel extensively in the region


Education and/or Experience:

  • BS degree in Engineering or Business preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience working with machine tools
  • Experience with manufacturing operations



  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the responsibilities of this position, the individual is required to communicate verbally, both in person and over the phone. Often required to remain in a stationary position with occasional moving, filing, and positioning of self. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility. Must be able to use a keyboard, monitor, and calculator.
  • Individual is occasionally required to move weights averaging less than 10lbs with a maximum of 35lbs.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environment will include office, Makino facility showroom/factory and customer manufacturing facilities.  Majority of work will be performed in an office environment with average office noise levels and ambient temperature between 68F and 76F.  No personal protective equipment is required except for during the occasional entry onto the shop floor/warehouse area.


Required Safety Training:


Job Training Code: OF


Review “Safety Training Matrix” for course listings for this Job Training Code.


Manager may require additional safety training based on specific conditions and situations at customer job sites.

Education BS of Engineering or Business
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