Cadillac Products Automotive Company

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Together, let’s pave the way of the future for the automotive supplier industry. At Cadillac Products Automotive Company you will find more than a new career experience, you will become a part of our family. As we continue to innovative and expand our processing capabilities, as well as broaden our trusted product line, we are thrilled to offer some exciting new career opportunities.

In Search of Results Driven Candidates

Love to be challenged? A great way to advance your career talents in the field of engineering, manufacturing, accounting and more, we offer many opportunities for future employees at all vocational levels. So whether you’re a recent graduate, mid-level, or a professional expert, we welcome you to review the positions listed and apply. Set your career path in motion and become a part of our internationally recognized, fourth-generation, family-owned and managed company today!

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer with a Rich Benefit Package Including:

  • Cafeteria Style Health Plan Offering Dental, Medical & Vision Coverage
  • Life, Accidental Death/Dismemberment & Accident Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • 401K Plan with Company Participation
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program for Work Related Curriculum
  • Paid Holiday & Vacation Days

Job Listings

Love to be challenged? A great way to advance your career talents in the field of engineering, manufacturing, accounting and more, we offer many opportunities for future employees at all vocational levels. So whether you’re a recent graduate, mid-level, or a professional expert, we welcome you to review the positions listed and apply. Set your career path in motion and become a part of our internationally recognized, fourth-generation, family-owned and managed company today!

General Scope of Responsibility:

    To provide leadership and direction to all areas of plant operations to ensure that quality products are manufactured in a cost-effective and safe manner.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Establish and maintain a safe workplace for all employees. Establish suitability and effectiveness of the EMS.  Develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive safety program that meets applicable safety regulations and corporate goals.  Assure all employees are working safely.
  • Ensure suitability and effectiveness of the QMS and that product quality standards are maintained and all operations are carried out in a consistent, controlled manner (e.g. as documented in the plant quality system).
    • Implement SPC on all processes, monitor to control, and take steps necessary to reestablish control when necessary. Assign authority and responsibility for Corrective and Preventive Actions, capacity analysis, and process design and development.
    • Set Quality objectives and related training.
    • Ensure customer confidentiality is maintained.
  • Maintain satisfactory customer relations, product and delivery expectations.
  • Control overall plant resources to meet or exceed corporate profitability expectations.
    • Review and approve annual plant budget for review and operate within approved budgetary constraints.
    • Ensure that proper inventory levels are maintained.
    • Ensure that all manufacturing processes are cost effective.             
  • Supervises the plant staff and, indirectly, production supervisors.
  • Develop and effectively implement plant continuous improvement programs and plans.
  • Provide direction to the Human Resources effort to ensure fair and equal dealings with all employees.
  • Ensure that plant actions are in conformance with all Company policies.
  • Take required actions to maintain and safeguard Company assets.
  • Represent Cadillac Products Automotive Company to the community and to other local industries.

* The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job.  They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. 

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Work Experience, etc.):

Minimum [Must have to be considered for the position]: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous plant management experience or work assignments which had a direct reporting relationship to a Plant Manager.
  • Direct supervisory experience.

Desired [Will provide job holder with added skill(s) to perform duties]: 

  • Experience in plastic extrusion and automotive supply base.
  • Excellent planning skills and ability to effectively implement.
  • Union shop experience.

 HUMAN RELATIONS:

The Plant Manager’s position is the cornerstone of a successful operation.  This person must be able to communicate effectively with all levels in the plant and at Corporate.  The Plant Manager must be sensitive to the needs and concerns of all subordinates.  Professionalism, respect and authority must be exhibited at all times. This person must be firm, yet fair and viewed as a leader at all times.

Physical Requirements;

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 10 – 15 pounds.

Must be able to navigate various departments of the organizations physical premises. Environmental conditions include noisy environments with occasional varying temperatures.

General Scope of Responsibility:  Manages the engineering planning & preparation activities necessary to launch assigned new jobs and engineering changes at budgeted standards.  Also, has engineering responsibility for resolving process problems and improving plant safety, quality, and productivity on assigned programs/processes.

DUTIES & ELEMENTS:

Manage Plant Launches/APQP activities

  • Ensure compliance and complete assigned APQP engineering activities
  • Evaluate effectiveness of proposed process to ensure optimal manufacturability, adherence to tolerance guidelines, functionality, tool design, machine design, cell layout, and safety and ergonomic concerns.
  • Initiate activities to secure and install new equipment or processes.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop PFMEA’s, mistake/error proofing.
  • Lead and/or assist with tooling design and development from prototype through manufacturing production stages as required by Program Manager.
  • Review product design with respect to materials, quality, function and manufacturability.
  • Execute required prototype and pre-launch production runs
  • Develop any required work instructions and set-up procedures for new processes
  • Train operators, supervisors, and maintenance personnel to run new process and equipment.
  • Ensure products meet quoted cycle time, material usage, and operator requirements.
  • Coordinate PPAP, PSA’s, Run at Rates runs with plant personnel to ensure a capable product.
  • Develop, document, employ, and manage machine tool standards and best practices.
  • Demonstrate compliance to plant and department IATF 16949 procedures.
  • Apply Lean manufacturing principles (e.g. 5S, value stream mapping, SMED, standardized work methods, etc.) to improve assigned processes.

Executes RVP engineering activities

  • Acts as Program Manager on house accounts as assigned.
  • Participate in the TFC process to assist in determining optimum processes, tooling, and material requirements for customer quotes.
  • Identifies and resolves process improvements leading to better cycle times, reduced spoilage, improved process capability and increased throughput.
  • Performs corrective action implementation on assigned customer complaints or internal failures as assigned
  • Assists production staff as process expert by utilizing troubleshooting, diagnosis, debugging, and other technical skills to keep production lines running at peak efficiency.
  • Performs safety analysis and implementation as assigned.

*The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job.  They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Work Experience, etc.):

Minimum [Must have to be considered for the position]

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial).
  • Experience or training using computer software applications (MS Office, Windows Operating Systems).
  • Five or more years relevant work experience in manufacturing involving automation applications.
  • Demonstrated achievements requiring mechanical problem-solving and creative abilities.

Desired [Will provide job holder with added skills(s) to perform duties]

  • Experience interpreting or using CAD/CAM drawings and systems
  • A working knowledge of plant processes.
  • A level 2 understanding of SPC.
  • The ability to perform Failure Model and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOE’s).
  • A thorough knowledge of automotive policies and procedures, with emphasis on manufacturing planning, quality planning, statistical methods and problem solving.
  • A demonstrated ability to plan and organize.
  • The ability to reach closure on assigned tasks within suspense dates.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Fanuc Robots

HUMAN RELATIONS:

Process Engineers work closely with, and often serve as support to, a number of different departments and personnel. As a result, and in order to achieve optimum effectiveness, they must maintain a positive, cooperative relationship with these various departments/individuals.  They must also be responsive to their needs.

Process Engineers interact with all levels of the organization, i.e., with operators through senior managers.  To be effective, they must be sensitive to, and cooperatively blend the needs and goals of these various levels with the common denominator of “achieving organizational objectives” (i.e., effective launches, safety, quality, productivity, cost reduction, and positive employee/ employer relations).

Finally, in the role of a problem solver, Process Engineers must remain objective and be able to make recommendations based on facts, regardless of whether those recommendations are popular.

Physical requirements;

Occasionally ascends/descends ladders or stairs on manufacturing equipment to assist with trail runs. Must be able to lift parts weighing up to 50 pounds across plant floor when assisting in tool launch process. Must be able to walk through the manufacturing plant and stand for long periods of time. Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.

General Scope of Responsibility: On assigned new products & engineering changes, develops an APQP Plan, Program Timeline and Program Gate Review Document then manages IAW the Plan & applicable procedures, to assure the product is launched on time – within budget – at or better than estimated cost – with zero defects to the customer – and to the satisfaction of the customer & our manufacturing plant.

DUTIES & ELEMENTS:
1. Manages assigned new products & engineering changes to existing products from order inception to successful launch.

a. Develops & gets team approval of APQP Plan. Updates Plan as needed.
b. Coordinates to assure APQP Plan activities are accomplished and milestone timing is met.
c. Serves as primary interface with the customer & the assigned CPAC manufacturing plant for all aspects of the program.
d. Assures RFQ’s are accomplished whenever costs drivers (e.g., blank size, adhesive bead length or width, packaging design,) are greater than on the originating RFQ for reasons such as engineering changes, volume changes, inaccurate originating RFQ, ….
e. Takes the action necessary to assure the product is launched on time – within budget – at or better than estimated part cost with consideration to material cost (part net & gross size, material thickness, basis weight,), head count, run rate & spoilage – with zero defects to the customer – and to the satisfaction of the customer & our manufacturing plant.
f. Retains Program records that are well organized, easy to retrieve & demonstrate compliance with the plants Order Execution/Product Realization Procedure and other applicable procedures.

2. Engineers assigned new products & changes to assure they are optimally designed for manufacturability, assembly & value with appropriate vendor.

a. Assures design inputs are understood, reviewed & incorporated into the design.
b. Directs & monitors Designer’s work.
c. Coordinates design reviews, with customer & internal personnel, to assure designs meet inputs.
d. Coordinates design verification & validation activities.
e. Maintains design records IAW the plants Order Execution/Product Realization Procedure.
f. Supervises designers, if assigned.

1. Assigns design projects
2. Provides leadership, performance feedback & motivation.
3. Determines training needs and assures training gets accomplished & is effective.
4. Evaluates & rates Designer’s performance IAW company directives.
5. Incorporate design costs into the TFC’s.

3. Monitors tool procurement activities on new products & changes with vendor

a. Coordinates with vendor and the tool makers to assure construction is done IAW timing & construction guidelines.

4. Coordinates/Leads packaging development activities on new products and changes

a. Assures packaging expectations of customer & CPAC Plant are understood.
b. Coordinates with customer & CPAC Plant to come up with a packaging plan/concept.
c. Coordinates the design & development of the packaging.
d. Coordinates reviews, with customer & internal personnel, to assure package design is acceptable.
e. Coordinates verification & validation activities.
f. Complete the customer forms as required.

5. Reports on program progress in monthly Vehicle Launch Meetings (VLM’s).

a. Updates Vehicle Launch Notes (VLN’s) in advance of, and after VLM’s IAW timing directives.
b. Assures VLNs are clear, concise, and relevant & meet the requirements of format & content directives.
c. Comes to VLM meetings with complete & detailed knowledge of the status of their programs.

6. Performs various IATF16949 duties:

a. Operates IAW the plants Order Execution/Product Realization Procedure and other applicable procedures.
b. Per 1f above (see page 1), retains records that are well organized, easy to retrieve & demonstrate compliance with plants Order Execution/Product Realization Procedure, Gate Review Document, other applicable procedures, and is responsible to update “Lessons Learned” and “Best Practices” shared folders.
c. Demonstrates conformance with IATF16949 procedures in internal and external IATF16949 audits, and compliance with Customer Specific Requirements.
d. Performs corrective action activity, as assigned, on issues arising from any areas of this responsibility (part design, tooling, and/or packaging) and for audit Action Requests (AR’s) and/or Opportunities for Improvement (OFI’s) in the Product Launch/Program Management/Design Control area.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Work Experience, etc.):
Minimum [Must have to be considered for the position]:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 10 or more year’s experience; or, Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more year’s relevant technical experience in the automotive industry.
  • 2 or more years automotive supply experience with blue print and CAD interpretation of designs
  • Able to travel 30% of time

Desired [Will provide job holder with added skill(s) to perform duties]:

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • AIAG Certified to Core Tools
  • Certified to OEM specific systems on their website
  • Engineering degree
  • 2 or more years of automotive quality management or program management experience
  • 5 years’ experience in acoustical products and functional plastics or equivalent.
  • Creative problem solving track record
  • Capable/knowledgeable in:
    1. Product Realization Procedure and other relevant CPAC policies & procedures.
    2. G,D&T, blue print, & CAD model interpretation
    3. Program Management, Quality Management
  • Strong in the following from CPAC’s ‘Key Performance Traits’ list:
    1. Planning/Organizing – Effectively plans and organizes activities of others and themselves.
    2. Delegation – Skill at using line & staff to get things done.
    3. Follow up/Control – Insures that directives are understood and carried out.
    4. Impact – Makes a good first impression. Wears well over time.  Is effective in leading others to a desired course of action.
    5. Knowledge of job – Familiarity with the various procedures of the work.
    6. Drive – Demonstrates personal accomplishment and desire to excel.

HUMAN RELATIONS:

Program Managers have primary responsibility for the successful launch of their programs.  As such, they must provide strong, broad reaching leadership

– they must be in command of what is going on with their programs,

– they must cause to occur what needs to occur. 

Program Managers interface with, lead, and/or influence a wide variety of individuals & positions (from shop floor operators to Senior Managers) at the customer, within CPAC, and at suppliers including tooling suppliers.  As such, they need to make a good first impression – wear well over time – be professional – and engender an atmosphere of trust & team work. 

General Scope of Responsibility:

Does control planning, statistical studies and corrective/preventive action aimed at assuring we ship 100% defect free product to our customers and we reduce internal failures.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & ELEMENTS:

Support program launch and APQP process for Quality Department.

  • Participate in program launch meetings.
  • Complete assigned areas of APQP checklist.
  • Manage APQP activities identified on the quality checklist.
  • Submit PPAP to customers.
  • Complete online PPAP submissions using GM GQTS, Ford VPP and Chrysler CQMS.
  • Request PPAP from suppliers.
  • Spearhead the gage review process and development of inspection tools for the floor.
  • Manage and submit IMDS for plant.

Maintain control system documents (Control plans and all documents needed to execute the control plans).

  • Develop new control system documents as required.
  • Revise existing control system documents as needed per customer request, internal process improvements, or resulting from corrective action efforts.
  • Assure documents are maintained under proper document control.
  • Train operational personnel on use of control system documents.
  • Monitor and take action to assure the effective use of control system documents.

Lead corrective action efforts for customer quality complaints, internally identified quality issues and supplier issues.

  • Lead assigned corrective action efforts.
  • Document corrective action effort.
  • Certify product to establish clean point to customer and monitor corrected product for specified time period.
  • Answer customer complaints using customer required formats and systems including GM GQTS, Chrysler E Supplier Connect Non-Conformance Tracking(NCT) & eCIMs, IAC Supplier Quality Tracking System(SQTS), Ford Covisint Supplier Improvement Metrics (SIM), Nissan 8D & Countermeasure Report, Mitsubishi Defect & Problem Tracking Sheet.

Maintain Gage Calibration System.

  • Calibrate and maintain all internal measuring instruments, check fixtures, check mylars for both manufacturing plant and R&D laboratory to ISO 16949 requirements.
  • Schedule and manage all external calibration sources.
  • Design and Perform all Measurement System Analysis (MSA) required.
  • Lead and/or participate in design and construction of new gages and changes to existing gages.
  • Train operational personnel on use of check fixtures and other measuring instruments.
  • Create operator instructions for all gages.

Dimensional Layouts

  • Perform dimensional layouts using open layout methods.
  • Perform dimensional layouts for PPAP submissions on new product, and changes to existing product per AIAG or customer formats.
  • Perform dimensional layouts for customers requiring annual layouts.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Represent Cadillac Products’ during visits to customers and suppliers to resolve quality complaints and other issues.

  • Travel to customer plants to investigate and resolve customer complaints.
  • Travel to suppliers to investigate supplier issues.
  • Assist Purchasing in supplier development.
  • Write Trip Reports for all travel.
  • Identify action required as a result of visits and assure action is taken.
  • Assist sister plants using IMDS knowledge.

 

Develop, lead and participate in statistical studies to analyze and improve processes and monitor incoming supplier materials.

  • Develop method of gathering data for statistical studies.
  • Direct or participate in collection of data for statistical studies.
  • Input and process data in a PC based statistical program.
  • Analyze results of statistical studies.
  • Recommend process improvements based on results of statistical studies.
  • Assist in implementation of process improvements.
  • Monitor results of processing improvements.
  • Review incoming supplier material certifications and enter/monitor key product characteristics in statistical program.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Work Experience, etc.):

Minimum [Must have to be considered for the position]:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years’ related automotive experience using quality problem-solving techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and statistical software.
  • Able to travel a minimum of 10% to customers due to quality issues.
  • Available to work overtime and weekends.

Desired  [Will provide job holder with added skill(s) to perform duties]:

  • Good team-building and leadership skills.
  • Understanding of automotive quality systems and requirement.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Continuing education credits in quality systems requirements

HUMAN RELATIONS:

  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts to all levels of our workforce.
  • Interpersonal skills to positively interact with customers and suppliers under various situations.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and navigate tight spaces. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 10 – 15 pounds. Physical ability to lift and carry objects weighting up to 30 pounds with assistance.

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