Chassis – Systems & Components Component Cost Engineer

  • Individual is responsible for component cost throughout program life for assigned commodities (setting piece cost and investment targets, negotiation support for new business placement and design changes).
  • Working from BOM, drawings and/or samples the individual must be able to develop technical cost and investment/tooling models for Chassis components and systems using activity based costing methodologies. Individual provides subject matter expertise to support engineering and purchasing at working levels and to executive leadership.
  • Individual must be curious, persistent and innovative.
  • Individual must have the ability to analyze supplier quotes and reach agreement on appropriate piece cost and tooling cost using activity based costing.
  • Individual must have understanding of elements of piece cost and investment for various manufacturing processing typical for the production of assigned commodities. Individual must work with the Chassis Tooling/Process cost Engineer.
  • The Chassis Tooling/Process cost Engineer is responsible for approval of tooling in our client's System and Asset Verification of tooling after tooling has been built.Requirements:


  • 5 years’ automotive industry experience with an OEM or Tier 1 supplier
  • Experience with ABC costing methodology.
  • Particularly the following commodities: Engine and Transmission Mounts, Tires AND/OR the following processes: Casting, Forging, Progressive Stamping, Hydro-Form, Assembly
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized to manage many programs and cost details simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from ABET accredited school, or other education with experience may be considered.

Strong negotiation skills.

Excellent leadership, interpersonal & communication skills.

MS Excel proficient.


Will be required to drive a company car.

Valid driver’s license...