General Motors Cost Engineer - Product Program Cost Optimization (PPCO) - Finance - FIN0007855 in Warren, Michigan

We are seeking individuals to be part of the next generation of industry-leading Cost Engineers.

Cost Engineers are responsible to create, analyze and validate component piece cost and targets. The Candidate will collaborate with cross-functional organizations and define the cost methodology to assess a component’s material and vendor tooling cost. The Candidate will work closely under the guidance of the Lead Cost Engineer and can experience significant career growth.

This role involves a high level of independent judgement, initiative and creativity with focus on developing and articulating cost models. There is exposure to the future designs of automotive transportation and leading edge automotive technologies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible to estimate material and tooling cost throughout engineering development process
  • Collaborate globally to comprehend manufacturing differences in all countries
  • Provide data to support GM’s purchasing team for the purpose of supplier negotiations
  • Actively pursue avenues to reduce costs to meet budgets
  • Occasional domestic and international travel to supplier facilities for enhanced costing collaboration

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BS Engineering, or Bachelor with related technical experience

Required Skills:

  • Capability to learn cost model techniques
  • Ability to comprehend 3D component data
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • Knowledge of engineering development process and automotive components
  • Demonstrated ability in use of Microsoft Office software

Preferred Skills:

  • 1-2 years of automotive and manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge of automotive components

  • Experience with any of the following:

  • Plastic or Injection Molding

  • Stamping
  • Journeyman status in related skilled trade
  • Automotive Subsystem and Component Assembly
  • Casting
  • Machining
  • Electronic Modules
  • Automotive Wiring
  • Tube bending
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Chassis Components
  • Welding
  • Forging