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STA Engineer

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

As a Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) engineer, you will be responsible for industrializing and managing "Quality" and "Capacity" of commodities at Tier 1 Supplier sites on "new model program" launches and "in-series" production. New model program launches include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. Depending on your assigned Supplier site locations, flexibility to travel within NA (US, MX, and Canada) is required (max. 3-4 days / week).
What you'll be able to do:

  • Conduct Launch Readiness Reviews at Supplier sites as per Ford's Supplier Engagement Process for future model programs

  • Conduct Manufacturing Site Assessments (MSA), identifying gaps, and establishing/monitoring CIAP's (Continuous Improvement Action Plans)

  • Conduct onsite evaluation visits for Priority commodities as per GPDS supplier engagement process for new programs

  • Support Capacity Purchasing Team by interfacing with Suppliers and Ford Cross Functional Team members

  • Drive capacity/uplift actions with Suppliers in accordance with Global Capacity Planning (GCP) and Manufacturing Capacity Planning Volumes (MCPV) study requirements

  • Drive/Support Supplier Process capacity issue resolution. Work with Ford and Supplier teams to manage "Date To Green (DTG)" plan(s)

  • Review and approve Supplier Capacity Analysis Reports (CAR) ensuring compliance to capacity requirements

  • Review supplier incremental tooling work plans ensuring that plans comply to PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) requirements

  • Review and approve PPAP's (Production Part Approval Process) for engineering changes, supplier driven (SREA) changes, and new tooled end items

  • Drive on-time PPAP submissions ensuring that supplier project timing plans are on track

  • Monitor supply status of 24/7 suppliers. Monitor PPAP's that go beyond program timing using Ford recommended tools (ex. Blue Bar/Rate of Climb Charts)

  • Promptly escalate significant constraints (ex: quality/launch) issues to the appropriate management levels

  • Drive robust Supplier Failure Mode Avoidance by Deep Diving:


  • Special Characteristics Agreements (SCCAF)

  • Control Plans

  • Manufacturing Feasibility

  • Drive Supplier manufacturing "Process Standards" (Health Charts) compliance and support development of new process standards

  • Drive Supplier "Manufacturing Process Audits" (Special Processes) compliance utilizing STA Technical Specialists when needed

  • Drive continuous improvement in manufacturing excellence through Q1 MSA deployment, Q1 attainment / retention, Health Chart deployment, and Supplier training as required.

  • Drive deployment & improvement of Quality performance requirements (Q1, Quality Rejects, Warranty Metrics - R/1000, CPU, TGWs), through Q1 MSA, Warranty Reduction, Benchmarking, Lean Mfg., G8D (Global 8 Disciplines) methodology, PFMEA, SPC (Statistical Process Control), Gage R&R (Repeatability and Reproducibility), etc., as required

  • Drive new Supplier Site Evaluations and Supplier Risk Assessment on new sourcing in support of Global Council Steering Teams, identifying Risk Mitigation.

  • Drive closure of Supplier process Quality issues related to Stop Ship Builds, Field Service Actions, and BSAQ (Balanced Single Agenda for Quality) warranty projects.

  • Drive compliance to all organizational and corporate training requirements

    Travel within NA, MX and/or Canada, depending on assigned supplier site locations
    The minimum requirements we seek

    • Bachelor of Science/ Engineering, or academic equivalent

    • Be proficient in English, both written and oral, when working with global teams

    • Knowledge of manufacturing process(es) of the responsible component commodities.

    • Prefer some commodity experience in any of the following: Casting, Machining, Forging, Stamping, Welding, Plastic/Rubber Molding, Brazing, Sintering, Automated/Manual Assembly Processes

    • Knowledge of Problem-Solving tools and Quality Systems (ex. IATF) and Quality tools

      What you'll receive in return:
      As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
      If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us. Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
      For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:
      New Hire Benefits Summary (
      At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
      Requisition ID : 5760

Keywords: Ford Motor Company, Sacramento , STA Engineer, Engineering , Sacramento, California

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