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Application Engineer - Automotive in Farmington Hills, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 2/19/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for an Application Engineer - Automotive who is responsible for leading and accelerating the development of a strong collaborative partnership between Arconic Fastening Systems and industries such as automotive. This role will work closely with the Arconic Technical Center (ATC), alloy development, and engineered finishes/forming/joining specialists within AFS. This individual will also interface regularly with the AFS Sales & Marketing team to aggressively grow the Arconic Technology Advantage within the fastener product space and commercialize new fastener technologies. This position will be located in Detroit, MI.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Fastening Systems, a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan, initiate, implement and drive to conclusion the development of mechanical fastener concepts and solutions to meet the emerging needs of targeted growth industries;
  • Work with technical experts within AFS, ATC, and Arconic’s customer base to deepen understanding of the fastener/sheet interplay, leading to commercialization of improved and differentiated solutions;
  • Build collaborative relationships with Arconic’s automotive customers, becoming integrated with Arconic’s automotive facing resources to develop robust and sustainable customer intimacy;
  • Identify and assess new and emerging technologies that present opportunities for, or threats to, Arconic’s business interests and execute strategies to positively position Arconic;
  • Support customers with troubleshooting support through detailed analysis of fastener and installation system problems and with AFS-customer partnerships to develop and deploy corrective actions;
  • Complete all backup, filing and data management associated with work activities to ensure the creation and maintenance of a reliable database of key, proprietary information;
  • Provide feedback to Operations management on opportunities for manufacturing process improvements that improve safety, produce higher quality, reduce costs, or increase productivity;
  • Participate as a key member of cross-functional teams to engage in product design and commercialization and manufacturing process improvement activities in support of business strategy implementation;
  • Ensure all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards;
  • Maintain full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conduct all work activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Structural or Materials Engineering from an accredited Institution;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and commercialization of high volume metal product technologies in the field of automotive or structural fasteners and installation tools;
  • Strong familiarity with automotive assembly methods, materials and product forms;
  • Writing and updating FEMAs;
  • Strong interpersonal/team skills to build positive relationships with people internal/external to the organization;
  • Hands on mechanical testing experience;
  • Ability to work independently in fast-paced, goal-oriented environment;
  • Organizational skills to complete a variety of tasks and assignments in an effective manner;
  • Problem-solving skills to arrive at reliable conclusions based on analysis of factual information;
  • Good communication skills to convey a range of information clearly and effectively in both verbal and written formats;
  • Skill in the use of CAD software such as Solid Works, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Use of plastic FEA analysis tools such as Deform.