Fastener Engineer

Dearborn, Michigan
02 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology division of Jacobs Engineering, one of the nation's largest engineering and technical services-only companies. Jacobs is the world's top supplier of automotive test facilities, providing a full range of services to commercial automotive industry customers. Customers include not only the world's major vehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but also clients from the international motorsports community Our experience encompasses virtually every type of automotive test facility, including climatic and driveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic wind tunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine and powertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers. We not only design and build these facility systems assets but also operate, maintain, and manage these facilities.

Provide fastener and joint engineering support including, but not limited to:

  • Assist design & release engineers in joint design development and selection of fasteners and finishes
  • Approve design and release of fastener drawings and finishes in areas of responsibility
  • Manage fastener OK To Use lists based upon Ford global design practices and finish strategy
  • Coordinate fastener testing; review and approve assembly torque specifications
  • Support resolution of assembly, launch and field issues related to fastener and joint design, including travel to Ford or supplier sites as necessary
  • Interface with global fastener counterparts in Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific regions
  • Work with Ford Purchasing to develop supply base strategy and identify and implement TVM opportunities

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with automotive systems, components and assembly methods
  • Experience with automotive fasteners, joint design and power tool technology
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Knowledge of D/PFMEA, Six Sigma, failure analysis and prevent recurrence
  • Experience with conducting tests and data analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with CATIA or similar CAD/CAE systems
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, team-oriented and ability to work with others

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Inside - 100%

Cold temperatures (20 degrees F or warmer)

Physical Requirements

Lifting - Up to 50lbs

Special clothing/equipment - PPE (safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes) - 100%

Sitting (75%), standing (50%), bending (25%), stooping (25%)

Equipment and Machines

Computers - 75%

Basic Hand Tools- 25%


Monday through Friday

Dayshift (7:00-3:30). Shift assignment is subject to change, so candidate must be flexible with available work hours

Attendance and punctuality are critical - 100%

Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, and health performance evaluation

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.