Autonomous Vehicle Build Coordinator

Dearborn, Michigan
02 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
• Support autonomous vehicle prototype builds
• Manage and support facilitation of meetings designed for issue management and resolution
• Identify and create containment action plans for issue resolution
• Track build and delivery performance metrics through all phases of build to identify inhibitors
• Track delivery performance and present to all levels of management
• Flash and configure prototype build units
• Diagnose calibration issues and report back to team
• Support powertrain software, hardware, and wiring
• Diagnose plant controllable errors and ensure issue containment
• Support timely delivery of build units to handoff to test customer
• Respond to all "stop builds" and ensure issue resolution in a timely manner
• Report powertrain health statuses to all levels of management


Project Deliverables

  • Ensure alignment of program and test planning
  • Ensure Garage Coordinators and Part Managers understand timing and roles
  • Ensure Garage Coordinators and Part Managers are on track
  • Report out at various Management reviews
  • Ensure that Pedigree Managers understand timing, roles, and have the tools that they need in order to be successful
  • Manage Roush build sites to deliver vehicles on time with high quality
  • Act as Pedigree Manager, Parts Ordering Specialist, & Garage Coordinator as needed based on back up or work load distribution constraints
  • Ensure alignment of update locations and planning, identify / resolve constraints

  • Two (2) years of college with courses in business administration, industrial management, or appropriate discipline, and a minimum of four (4) years progressive experience, or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Automotive Test experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good collaboration skills, able to work with multiple people and manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Excellent English skills (Oral, reading, writing and listening)
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with others
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Project) and ability to work with Macros
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills
  • Exceptional leadership skills and proven record
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements
  • Knowledge of Ford systems such as Plant Floor Scheduler, Fit for Test database, WORQ system, & RPS / GPIRS

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Lifting - less than 50lbs- 25%

Special clothing/equipment - PPE (safety glasses, slip resistant hardened toe shoes, hearing protection in designated areas) - 100%

Sitting (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility - 25%

Work Environment

Inside, office environment, test lab - 100%

Exposure to test equipment- 25%

May require occasional local travel- 25%

Equipment and Machines

Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones - 100%

Occasional use of hand tools - 25%


Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with possible weekend and after-hour support as needed

Day shift

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. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

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

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 self or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Dependable personal transportation to work site is required.