Manufacturing Specialist Assembly
at our site in Aurora (Corporate Center)

KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a development partner to the automotive industry. We are active worldwide as a full-service supplier for complex metal and hybrid structures in body-inwhite, crash management systems, chassis applications and cross car beams. With 9,000 employees we are active all over the globe.

Your Tasks

  • Design and development of cost-optimised manufacturing concepts for production
  • of automotive structural components
  • Assessment of manufacturing equipment, tooling, and labour related to joining technologies and the downstream processes
  • Collaborate in the Launch Workflow regarding the assembly processes (VSD, VSM)
  • Project planning, process assurance and optimization, and implementation of assembly technologies
  • Assessment / Verification of proposals regarding the feasibility of an assembly, and if necessary present alternatives
  • Review new project orders, develop process plan and timeline to meet/exceed Process Plan and Cost Model
  • Strong understanding of Kirchhoff GTS (Global Technical Standard)
  • Create RFQ package to review with team to send out to vendors for quote
  • Procure estimates for equipment and process costs
  • Take equipment from quotation to installation for new programs and/or change to existing programs as a result of engineering changes.
  • Liaises with vendors and monitor progress through quotation, design, build and installation stages of all new equipment necessary for new programs.
  • Utilizes the experience and expertise of cross-functional team members to ensure equipment meets all cost, quality, reliability and productivity requirements.
  • Obtains quotations from various vendors, develop and present COC summary (Cost Comparison) of all relevant details to team members for input and evaluation for approval to proceed.
  • Coordinates all equipment sample runs at both vendor and in-house locations.
  • Ensures supplier provides all pertinent documentation including detail drawings, electrical schematics and instruction manuals etc., and forward to appropriate departments.
  • Ensures new equipment is modified accordingly as per engineering change requirements and Kirchhoff GTS (Global Technical Standard)
  • Responsible for following and maintaining CDB (CIM Database)
  • Must be able to travel to all KIRCHHOFF Automotive facilities and vendor locations as required
  • Responsible for process development, Kirchhoff Standard project documentation and the updates of Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA’s), process flow charts, capability studies, Design of Experiments (DOE’s), etc., in conjunction with input from team members.
  • Any other reasonable request made by management.
  • Contributes to a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complements the Occupational Health and Safety Act by ensuring the principles of the 5S discipline (simplify, separate, sanitize, standardize and support) are supported and adhered to.
  • Ensures he/she is in full compliance with the laws of Ontario and/or any other province or state, while representing KIRCHHOFF Automotive or during the use of any KIRCHHOFF Automotive provided equipment.
  • Exercise judgement regarding:
  • Selecting vendors for quotations

Your Profile

  • University Degree or College Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent job related experience
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in the automotive industry with exposure to building equipment, Programmable logic control, electrical, robotics, etc.
  • Sound understanding and/or experience of mig and resistance welding, assembly, sealant and adhesive application and detection
  • Sound understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • Working knowledge of Advanced Quality Planning Processes
  • Trained and experienced with MOST Analysis (or equivalent)
  • Project Planning, Process Concept development, and Process optimization 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to handle multi-tasks and changing priorities
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and exercises sound judgement
  • Computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, CAD

Your contact

Danny Howell
KIRCHHOFF Automotive Aurora Corporate
200 Vandorf Sideroad
Aurora, ON, L4G3V2

My job

Your benefits

Living and working in the region