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Benchmarking Engineer at Ford Motor Company

Benchmarking Engineer

Ford Motor Company Austin, TX (On Site) Full-Time
At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

The Benchmarking Team supports a variety of organizations within Ford Motor Company. Utilizing side by side teardowns and other resources the team supports Ideation, Target Setting, Quality Improvements, and TVM actions. This position is in office 4-5 days per week, with limited travel. A background in Cost Estimating, Tooling, as a Design and Release or Launch Engineer is preferred. Applicants should be fluent in Microsoft Office, very strong in Power Point and Excel. This position has a high level of exposure and Applicants must be comfortable reporting out to multiple levels of management.

**Responsibilities**

+ Work with teams to select teardown properties to support corporate cycle plan and priorities

+ Align with core engineering and commodity technical leads to identify "gaps" in benchmark data/information

+ Work with teams to Identify key areas where engineering analysis and benchmarking information is required (i.e., platform analysis, ADAS, BEV, emerging technologies)

+ Collaborate with program management, functional engineering, weight, marketing, VEV teams to identify full vehicle, system and commodity key performance indicators to be benchmarked

+ Use 6 Sigma and statistical analysis methods to analyze and interpret benchmark data; deliver valuable and actionable in-depth strategic analysis of teardown properties and communicate results to their "customers"

+ Develop and utilize "standard" engineering analysis reports to be conducted on all full vehicle teardowns

+ Identify full vehicle/system/commodity test plan to be conducted on teardown properties; coordinate with teardown team

+ Review competitive intelligence database, as well as external and internal competitive vehicle evaluation publications to determine future vehicle trends

+ High level understanding of cost and quality features that drive full vehicle and system engineering efficiencies

+ Plan, lead and execute workshops requested by their "customers"

+ Support ad-hoc requests for benchmark data information/reports

+ Support GPDS benchmarking deliverables

+ Provide FACTS, Auto Knowledge, Competitive Database etc... and benchmarking training as required

+ Work collaboratively with A2MAC1, Caresoft and other external Ford partners to benchmark properties and perform idea generation

+ Support market alignment studies for specific Ford and competitive vehicle sets

+ Investigate alternative benchmarking strategies utilized on non-automotive properties

**Basic Qualifications**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Management or related degree

+ 3+ years of experience in the Automotive industry

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Engineering degree preferred

+ 1+ year of experience with Benchmarking, Cost Estimating or Tooling

+ Strong understanding of automotive parts/components/systems/architectures

+ Cross commodity experience

+ 6-Sigma methods and statistical analysis

+ Ability develop concise presentations and deliver findings to senior level management

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities and customers

**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.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States permanently. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN holders may be considered.

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.

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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.

**Requisition ID** : 5445

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