FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Value Optimization Engineer #894594
Job Description:
The Value Optimization Engineer is responsible for planning, validating and implementing cost reduction ideas to meet the Unit Responsible Value Optimization Savings target by system and
commodity area.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Work with engineers, suppliers, vehicle integration, purchasing, quality, finance, etc. on thorough evaluation, validation and presentation of recommended ideas and their associated business cases.
  • Summarize vehicle level savings including potential at vehicle level
  • Generate and organize ideas for vehicle level proposals
  • Partner with program manager and model responsible to schedule implementation of value optimization ideas
  • Key to this position is an understanding and adherence to key product development principles and processes such as: functional objectives, DFMEA, DVP&R and an understanding of corporate and competitive products from a benchmarking, read across and best practice perspective
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering required
  • 1-3 years of experience initiating and managing technical cost reduction
  • Prior experience working with cross-functional teams, e.g. product design, vehicle line quality, supplier quality, manufacturing, finance, vehicle integration, purchasing, brand, planning, etc.
  • Ability to present cost savings ideas/business cases to senior management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter that is highly motivated and goal-oriented.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Body Product development engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Shainin Red X or other reactive quality tools.
  • Knowledge in Design for Six Sigma or other proactive quality tools.
  • Experience with lean product development
Additional Info:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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