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Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

The Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) is responsible to plan, direct and coordinate the implementation of manufacturing process into an industrial plant.  The Senior AME works to develops, implements, and improves manufacturing strategies by utilizing their knowledge of product design, materials, tooling and equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. They create plans that optimize work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow. The Senior AME uses product requirements to create specifications and options for tooling and equipment and then works with vendors to procure, install and implement into the manufacturing facility. 

  • Provide direct input to the Simultaneous Development Team (SDT) by doing the following:

  • Provide manufacturing feasibility assessments for product design, engineering changes, scope changes and quality concerns.

  • Develop process flow and plant layout requirements.

  • Review product gaging and packaging strategies and assess the impact of those assumptions on the overall manufacturing strategy.

  • Define capital equipment and tooling required and maintain adherence to the budget of the program.

  • Project manage the procurement and acceptance of required equipment & tooling.

  • Facilitate the implementation of production equipment/tooling into the manufacturing facility and any corresponding technical training.

  • Complete Process FMEA and manage RPN risks.

  • Assess the product, process, equipment and tooling strategies for potential ergonomic concerns and manage action items to resolve.

  • Support customer part needs through pilot, testing, run-at-rate and internal process sign offs.

  • Create and support continuous improvement projects

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering, Plastics or Engineering Technology required (BSME or BSMET or similar)

  • Experience in Automotive/Manufacturing (Tier One Automotive interiors experience preferred, not required)

  • Candidates must demonstrate solid skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and ability to inspire individuals to improve performance.

  • Candidate must have experience communicating at multiple levels internally and externally

  • Mechanical aptitude and analytical problem solving

  • Work flow, line balance and takt time

  • Experience with AutoCAD, PLC Programming, and Automation

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering advanced manufacturing, process engineering, tooling, or similar

  • Leadership of DOE and data driven studies experience

  • Six Sigma, Lean Continuous Improvement training or experience

  • Candidates must demonstrate technical and project management skills

  • Familiar with entire product life including development, launch and production.

  • Understands and demonstrates ability to work with and improve documented manufacturing standards.