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Benchmarking SpecialistPlymouthMichigan.

Benchmarking Specialist

Plymouth | Michigan | United States | 48170

Job Description

·         A specialist in Product Benchmarking would need good communication skills to investigate various vehicle complete seat components and systems. This Specialist will provide technical investigation and data gathering to various internal customers, interfacing with program and/or product Engineering and SDT team members. They must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and deliver Product benchmarking reports and set up of display information. 

·         Responsibilities include:

o   Executing a new Benchmarking area setup

o   Organize materials for investigation

o   Order products from internal and external sources

o   Initiate purchase requisitions

o   Complete display data and detail investigation report as needed.

·         Unique Challenges include:

o   High level of management visibility and interface.

o   Balancing multiple requests from differing internal functional groups, Subject matter Experts and the customer.

o   On time, short timeline requests will be the norm


·         Help Set up a new benchmarking area in our engineering complex. Address specific parts and product investigation requests. Utilizing basic engineering principles to evaluate comparable product designs for cost and process impacts.  Complete Summary reports which will be distributed to various levels of the organization including executives.

·         Interact with Subject Matter Technical Experts (SMTEs) throughout the assignment to better understand rationalization for how a part or assembly is deigned or built.

·         Get exposure to engineering design methods which will allow for acquisition of knowledge in seat regulations, manufacturing process, strength of materials, durability, comfort and product appearance.

·         Gain understanding of the interaction between design and manufacturing in product development and key cost drivers.

·         Acquire knowledge in Design for Cost to evaluate various engineering designs in CAD while at the same time understanding and investigating the cost impact of those design decisions.  This enables the VA team to assess the impact of possible design changes that can lead to cost savings impacts to the product.

Other position requirements:

·         The Specialist needs to have good analytical skills and work effectively with internal and external customers / suppliers.

·         CAD experience CATIA or Unigraphics an added plus. 

Preferred Skills, Education, Experience:

·         Technical degree or working toward one. High skill level in Microsoft Suites previous benchmarking work in automotive a Plus 

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