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Company: Piston Automotive
Location: Redford
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Piston Group is No. 1 on the 2020 Crain's Detroit Business list of largest African American-owned businesses and Crain's list of largest minority-owned businesses. It was No. 4 on the Crain's Fast 50 list of fastest-growing companies in metro Detroit, and No. 5 on the Private 200 list of largest privately held companies in Southeast Michigan. Piston Automotive is a proud member of the Piston Group of Companies!

Manufacturing Engineering Cost Estimator

Electrification - Technical Specialist

The ME Cost Estimator - Electrification Technical Specialist is primarily responsible for the analysis and quoting of the company's new business, specifically focused on items centered around Electrification and Autonomous technologies. Involvement will range from upfront strategic analysis, R&D of new technologies and suppliers to the quoting process, customer technical reviews, and technical sales support. In addition to the cost estimating activities, this position will be looked on as the Technical Specialist of this focused area, supporting and collaborating with the Engineering team in areas of new technologies, capital, tooling and supplier selection for projects related to electrification and autonomous mobility.


  • Assist with ongoing electrification and autonomous mobility market and technology analysis
  • Support product and customer targeting strategies and activities
  • Researching new technologies, processes, suppliers, and costs associated with the identified target areas. This research will range from Customer OEMs to products, equipment & processes.
  • Technical sales support to assist with introductions and building relationships with key target customers
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with business partners, especially Sales lead within this focused area, to ensure alignment and effectiveness of the strategy and target specific goals.
  • Leads technical research of new technologies around electrification and autonomous mobility
  • Review Customer Quote Documentation (SOW, RASI, BOM, and CAD) to identify all project requirements and develop a comprehensive list of questions and additional information required to quote the project.
  • Determine required takt time and process efficiencies to accurately establish required process cycle times.
  • Determine the required assembly sequence, process steps, and assembly methods based on the customer-provided information.
  • Determines the cost and timing impacts for the assembly process, square footage requirements, capital investments (equipment and facilities), direct and indirect labor.
  • Prepare and present technical presentations for customer reviews, including detailed cycle time analysis, proposed equipment design, facility layout with material flow impacts, key error-proofing concepts, project timing, and program assumptions.
  • Prepare project line-up information for awarded business, with the assistance of business development, to communicate the quoted project cost and timing requirements, along with all program assumptions to the launch team.
  • Main Manufacturing Engineer interface with the customer during the new business award process.
  • Collect cost data from internal department representatives, sub-contractors, and vendors as required.
  • Develops and maintains a strong relationship with Key Technology Partners / OEMs to ensure support, knowledge, and access to the latest technologies.
  • Provide guidance in equipment selection, overall operations, and future expansion.
  • Help establish initial design goals, process, and equipment specifications.
  • Drive lean concepts throughout the quoting and development phase of the project.
  • Assist in the evaluation of new suppliers, products, and technologies to help maintain a competitive edge in the industry.
  • Assist with developing Manufacturing Engineers' mechanical and tooling knowledge in design and issue resolution.
  • Assist the Engineering group with updating corporate design standards/specifications for new technologies or processes to support future growth strategies.
  • Attend key industry events to bring back key industry trends and new technologies to support strategic and growth initiatives

A minimum of eight years of experience in a Manufacturing, Process, or another related engineering discipline. (a combination of education and experience will be taken into consideration)
Direct project experience related to the electrification and autonomous mobility space
Bachelor's degree (B. A).
Must have experience designing manufacturing tools
Previous costing estimating or financial budgeting experience is required
Experience with the strategy development for new business growth and customer targeting
Must have experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
Must have experience in equipment design and procurement
Must have strong mechanical & electrical aptitude
Experience in 2-D AutoCAD
Excellent presentation skills
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)


Experience in automotive electrification and autonomous mobility environment
Experience with:
Direct and Indirect labor
Start-up cost
Working with multiple quotes simultaneously
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Keywords: Piston Automotive, Redford , MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING COST ESTIMATOR - Electrification, Other , Redford, Michigan

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