Ford Motor Company Connected Vehicle (V85) PVT Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Connected Vehicle (V85) PVT Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Ford Product Development is utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that will delight our customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. From autonomy and electrification, to smart mobility technologies, our Product Development teams around the world are working together with excitement to make smart vehicles for a smart world.

Connected Vehicles Platform and Products is looking for you to grow our presence inside our assembly plants. You will support and lead implementation of ongoing connected vehicle features as well as deployment of new and exciting ones inside a fast pace environment.


  • Manage and Improve main Quality metrics into CVP&P products and features (TGWs, R/1000 and CPU)

  • Represent V85 VFG at various quality forums, including (but not limited to) BPR, PDQR, AQM, FQR, etc.

  • Investigate, pareto and share highest DTC contributors with other VFGs

  • Support Assembly Plants with Quality Related issues (e.g.: FCPA Calls) in a timely manner

  • Drive investigations and take actions to reduce main V85 metrics towards Best In Class performance

  • Maintain TGWs, R/1000, CPU and Warranty Spend all below yearly-established metrics

  • Establish/Track actions to achieve Best In Class (BIC) metrics

  • Submit monthly Quality reports for CVP&P and Quality Management with action plans

  • Pro-actively address early rising customer facing issues by interacting with real-time data (using Operational Analytics dashboards) as well as customer communication channels

  • Keep a clear communication channel on daily work/activities with VFG/Operational Analytics in Dearborn, and maintain resilience to balance among VFG and PVT daily demands

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering OR equivalent technical / engineering degree.

  • 1+ years of experience in handling Connected Vehicle related Quality concerns and/or on Electrical/Electronic Modules and Sensors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in Six-Sigma and/or Quality/Reliability tools - DoE, Taguchi Methods, FMA etc

  • Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification preferred.

  • Understand and apply failure mode avoidance methods including linkage such as Quality History, Interface Analysis, DFMEA, and Design VerificationPlan.

  • Knowledge of Robust Engineering Fundamentals including P-Diagrams, Noise Factor Management Strategy and Robustness and Reliability Demonstration.

  • Ability to understand and develop database queries, to root cause performance metric opportunities for improvement

  • Ability to understand Customer Issues from around the globe and help Feature Teams in translating into Design and Manufacturing Standards.

  • Coaching experience is highly desirable.

  • Solid understanding of vehicle electrical architectures and components.

  • High level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with diverse people and cross-functional teams

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Product Development