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Manufacturing Engineer - Metal Forming

American Axle & Manufacturing • Detroit, MI

Posted 16 days ago

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Job Description

We are AAM. We have the power to move the world.

At AAM, were looking for associates who push boundaries and drive solutions for the future. Innovators. Thinkers. Dreamers. Doers. No matter the role or function, every associate is a piece of what makes AAM great. We’re growing and building #TeamAAM to be the best. Join us!

Position Description:

Responsible for the design and development of metal forming processes for automotive driveline components.  Requires technical knowledge and experience in product drawing interpretation, tooling design, metal forming, supplier collaboration, and plant support.  Must be experienced and capable in specific aspects of metal forming to include: cold extrusion, warm forming, tube swaging, measurement & test technologies, simulation, 3D modeling and familiarity of metal forming equipment and lubricants. 

  • Development of lightweight tubular driveline components.

  • Produce detailed tooling drawings and process instructions necessary for production of tubular driveline components utilizing available CAD tools such as Solidworks and AutoCAD.

  • Utilize Forge 2&3 metal forming software to develop and validate new tooling designs and or processes.

  • Must be knowledgeable in a variety of tool steels and their properties

  • Proficient in standard metrology equipment such as micrometers, height gages, bore micrometers, etc..

  • Develop detailed manufacturing plans for new programs that will require new equipment or retool of existing equipment.

  • Coordinate with Program Team and Plant Manufacturing to determine available capacity and floor space.

  • Coordinate with Sales, Product Engineering and Cost Estimating to submit manufacturing cost estimates.

  • Work with prototype to confirm manufacturing estimates and test proposed manufacturing processes.

  • Collaborate with Product Engineering to determine most cost effective product and process

  • Develop Process Flow Diagram to be used as a reference for supplier quoting 

  • Prepare all sourcing activities from RFQ to PO for new machining equipment

  • Coordinate program change requests

  • Prepare for PLTs, Executive Reviews, and Program Review documentation

  • Develop gage strategies based on sound GD & T knowledge

  • Supervise equipment certification and run-off

  • Coordinate equipment shipment, installation and launch

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Will require intermittent travel to Manufacturing facilities and suppliers
  • CAD experience AutoCAD and Solidworks
  • Metal Forming knowledge

About American Axle & Manufacturing

For over 20 years, customers around the world have entrusted AAM to design, engineer, validate and manufacture driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Today, we are a premier global Tier 1 automotive supplier with broad capabilities across multiple product lines to deliver efficient, powerful and innovative solutions for our customers. We’ve earned the trust of our suppliers and our customers through our steadfast commitments to quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

AAM delivers power. We deliver power literally through vehicle components, systems and innovation, but we also deliver power in ways unseen. We power our associates, their families, and the communities in which we operate. Our global team of over 25,000 associates has a clear vision of where AAM is going and how we are going to get there. After all, they are the reason we are a leader in the automotive industry. We are powering the future. We are AAM. Move with us, and join #TeamAAM.#LI-TL1

AAM will not discriminate against any Associate or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. AAM will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that Associates are treated equally during employment, without regard to their age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID: 1630
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