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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

American Axle & Manufacturing • Detroit, MI

Posted 6 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Engineering, Manufacturing


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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!

AAM is a leading, global Tier-One automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles with a regionally cost competitive and operationally flexible global manufacturing, engineering and sourcing footprint. Through highly engineered, advanced technology products, processes and systems and industry leading operating performance, the AAM team provides a competitive advantage to our customers.

We are seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at our World Headquarters in Detroit, MI
  • Manage manufacturing engineering documentation

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes and procedures within area of responsibility

  • Establish and coordinate required tooling activities or reviews and evaluates proposals for existing and new manufacturing processes

  • Provides technical support to manufacturing personnel

  • Specify process for new programs or modify for existing programs

  • Provide cost requirements for relevant programs

  • Formulate specification packages for release programs to outside suppliers

  • Evaluate received supplier bid packages on quoted programs and report recommendations

  • Review and finalize supplier selection with other responsible parties and departments

  • Monitor and provide direction throughout build process according to QS/ISO and AAM specifications procedures

  • Provide support for equipment runoff and PPAP

  • Provide support for other plan floor operations as required

  • Process routings

  • Review all processes and work with outside suppliers to explore new manufacturing processes

  • Review new equipment purchases and rebuild projects for different plants

  • Support Manufacturing Engineering at each site.

  • Provide continuous improvement process activities at each site

  • Provide support for new launches at suppliers and AAM plant sites including international facilities worldwide.

  • Provide and support processes to assemble Driveshaft’s

  • Press operations

  • Snap ring assembly, Staking/Peening, Straightening

  • Assembly of Driveshaft assemblies and sub-assemblies and components.

  • Driveshaft balancing, Plastic Injection

  • Provide tooling assessments

  • Recommend and review types of joints required for applications

  • Gaging knowledge best practices

  • Grease flow and error proof of that system

  • Recommend and evaluate machine tool suppliers

  • Lean process knowledge

  • Ability to assess product drawing for manufacturability

  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

•Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline

•Minimum 3 years manufacturing experience including knowledge of driveline/drivetrain products and manufacturing methods/processes

•High level of interpersonal skills required

•Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

•Program management experience preferred

•Self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently

•Willingness to travel as required to AAM plants and supplier sites to assess status of projects and launch (30+%)

•Expertise in MS Office Suite 


  • We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including:

    • Competitive base salary
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Incentive plan
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Disability benefits
    • Health savings plan
    • Wellness incentives
    • Life Insurance
    • Tuition assistance program
    • 401(k) savings plan and company match
    • Retirement contribution plan
    • Paid holidays
    • Employee assistance plan
    • Vehicle repair/maintenance concierge service

    About American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM)

    For over 20 years, vehicle manufacturers around the world have entrusted AAM to design, engineer and manufacture the backbones of their vehicles. Over that time, we’ve made drivelines smarter, smaller, electric, more powerful and more efficient. We’ve earned the trust of our suppliers and our customers through our steadfast commitments to quality, technology leadership and operational excellence.

    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 13,000 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.

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: 1724
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