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Chief Engineer- Safety Systems

United States

Job Description

- Understand customer engineering organization, and build relationships with engineering and technology key “decision makers”.
- Understand customer product issues and opportunities for product improvements.
- Ensure customer engineering groups understand YF technical capabilities.
- Support teams with program specific issues.
- Inform customer engineering leadership of significant launch, production or timing related issues (“no surprises”).
- Provide single contact point for escalation to customer engineering.
- Provides Leadership to the Group following the YFAI leadership expectation model  
- Make complex decisions and guidance of securing new business awards. 
- Manage resources and budgets from award through SOP 
- Communicates with the teams and peer engineering managers to share best business practices through LEAN Engineering. 
- Leads group of lead engineers and engineers / technicians to develop a multi part product (system) or multi step processes to a set of requirements defined by “customer”.  
- Responsible for using all YFAI standards and systems (BOS, PRP, Lean, CPP, CMP, EPIC, BEP….)  
- People Development  
- Leadership / mentoring support of the team   Succession planning   Resource planning 
Education: 
- Engineer  (bachelor, FH, TH, Master ) or equivalent technical career path
- Min. 5 years Automotive area , at minimum one program led w/ full engineering responsibility
 Work Experience:
- Qualifications include:

- 7+ years experience in automotive interiors.

- Instrument Panel and Cockpit design and development expertise.
- Knowledge of plastic part design for injection molding.
- Knowledge of Injection Mold Tooling (gates, parting lines, action, etc.) as it relates to part design.
- Plastic resin and materials selection knowledge as related to Instrument Panels.
- Dimensional management and tolerancing experience. 
- Ability to develop component and sub-assembly GD&T tolerancing and tolerance stack-up studies in support of manufacturing & craftsmanship goals.
- Ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner in a team environment.  Identify and address issues in a direct, “data driven” manner.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
- Available as needed for domestic and international travel
 

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Published: 07/07/2021
Job Field: Research & Development
Location: United States
REQ. NO.: YFREQ_21001007
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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