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Aug 28 / Sondra Auerbach

General Engineer – Detroit VAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs

Job Overview -Summary

Technical Career
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 2004317

The TCF is a national workforce development program within VHA that was designed to replenish technical staff in critically identified positions. The TCF career fields represent those technical fields where VA-specific knowledge and experience is desirable for success in the field, individuals selected follow a formal training plan for two years during which they are trained, coached, and supervised by a preceptor. Preceptors are selected annually, through an extensive application process, for their technical expertise, their commitment to training and the suitability of their facility as a training location. *Selectee will be required to sign Mobility, Training, and Continued Service Agreements.

The TCF trainee’s is a comprehensive two-year program designed to train candidates for positions within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This program provides the foundation for developing interns from entry level to full performance level. It includes planned training, rotational assignments, and on-the-job work experiences.

With more than 150 medical centers and hundreds of clinics nationwide, it is possible that you will need to relocate for a position. You will be required to sign a mobility statement before entering the TCF program. If relocation is necessary for permanent placement, VA pays for moving expenses.

TCF Trainee must sign a Mobility Agreement and a Continued Service Agreement prior to being admitted into the program.

Mobility Agreement – all TCF Trainees are required to sign a mobility agreement. This involves prior agreement to accept VA reassignment to another facility that may require the services of the intern if the facility that has completed the Interns training does not have an opening for the Intern.

Continued Service Agreement – Requires a minimum of 3 years service to the VA after successful completion of internship (in addition to 2 years in internship).

-Voluntarily leave VHA prior to the completion of the two year internship, requires repayment of training/travel, NTE $10k

-Voluntarily leave VHA prior to completion of the 3 years of service, requires repayment of training/travel, NTE $10k

TCF Trainee must complete 1 year (Time-In-Grade at the grade hired) in the program before they will be promoted. The National HTM office will not cover promotions before the 1 year mark.

Note: Initial assignment upon completion of the program will be made based on the needs of VHA. The initial assignment may not be at this facility. Incumbent will be expected to accept assignment at any VA facility.

This position is a developmental position, reporting directly to the Chief, Engineering Service and can be assigned duties at any of the facilities within the system.

Major Duties – Individual will assist journey level engineers by completion of minor, less completes phases of projects to assist in completion of those projects.  Incumbent will adapt standard practices to specific situations.  Incumbent is expected to make preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives, but must receive approval from the supervisor before carrying out a sequence of details.  Repetitive assignments are normally completed under general supervision.

Please go to the posting on the USAJobs.com website for more details.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477978200

The position closes Sept 8, 2017.
Aug 23 / Sondra Auerbach

Materials Characterization Technician, Sakti3, Ann Arbor

Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials

Ann Arbor, MI

Apply here:  https://jobs.dyson.com/jobs/JobDetail/Materials-Characterization-Technician/5352

Description

To operate characterization instruments and conduct materials for manufacturing of solid state battery materials. Support the battery prototyping activities through materials testing, materials characterization, and analysis data.

Market Overview

Dyson has acquired 100% of solid-state battery pioneer Sakti3. Together they will supercharge research and development into the new battery platform, to engineer breakthroughs in performance for future Dyson technologies. U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Sakti3 in 2015 at the White House for its technology development.

Function Overview

This position will be part of our operations at Sakti3.

Accountabilities

Operate materials characterization instruments and analyze the data

  • Track and provide feedback on the key materials characteristics to the prototyping team
  • Develop materials analysis methods and instrumentation
  • Write the standard operating procedures for the characterization methods
  • Routinely provide insights and data into trends and patterns
  • Identify root causes of materials failures and make recommendations to resolve issues

Fulfill other duties as required

  • Service lab instruments and provide preventive maintenance
  • Handle vendor relationships related to the process, analysis tools, materials, and equipment repairs
  • Travel as needed, including to Dyson locations worldwide

Other Requirements

  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle samples and data
  • Ability to function and interact in a multilevel team environment

Skills

  • 2 years’ experience working in a materials-related area
  • Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Ability to deliver projects in full, on time and to the highest quality
  • Driven to get the best result
  • Challenges themselves and others
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization with positive intent
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic personality, combining flexibility and creativity
  • Ability to offer solutions to problems, at times when under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills essential, including the ability to communicate well with a wide variety of technical staffs, of very differing levels of skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Benefits Overview

Sakti3 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Posted: 8-Aug-2017

Apply here:  https://jobs.dyson.com/jobs/JobDetail/Materials-Characterization-Technician/5352

Jul 19 / Sondra Auerbach

Adient Product Engineer

Product Engineer

Adient (NYSE:ADNT) is a global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating in 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million cars every year. To learn more, please visit adient.com.

 Overview:

We’re looking for an engineer in product design with good communication skills to work on vehicle complete seat systems. The engineer will provide technical customer interface for the program and/or product and must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and deliver engineering program requirements.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Executing robust designs, manufacturing feasibility, high quality on drawing releases, prototype parts and production parts.
  • Help solve design issues by utilizing the Basic Engineering Process (BEP) process and his knowledge of lean engineering.  Complete A3’s which are presented in weekly and executive design reviews for these issues.
  • Help prepare documentation and gather data for engineering xSO signoff. Exposure to the product development process and interact with Subject Matter Technical Experts (SMTEs) throughout the assignment.
  • Support issue resolution and on-time execution for DV & PV testing phases by coordinating test timing, seat builds, and teardowns.  This exposure allows for acquisition of knowledge in seat regulations, strength, durability, and tactical planning.
  • Support customer and DV/PV test builds here in Plymouth.  Exposure to Design for Assembly and Manufacturing (DFAM) principles.  Gain understanding of the interaction between design and manufacturing in product development and key cost drivers.
  • Acquire knowledge in Design for Cost to evaluate various engineering design changes in CAD while at the same time understanding the cost impact of those changes.  This enables the team to assess the impact of changes in the ideation phase while still understanding a high level cost impact of those changes.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Balancing multiple requirements from differing internal functional groups, Subject matter Experts and the customer to find optimized technical solutions to meet objectives such: as costs, performance , timing and launch.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completed a 4 year B.S. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (not looking for recent Master’s graduates).
  • CAD experience
  • The engineer needs to have good analytical skills and work effectively with customers/ suppliers and the development team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CATIA or Unigraphics experience is an added plus.
  • Previous internship or co-op experience in automotive related position

Contact:

Alicia Thomas

Sourcing Specialist

(D): 734-254-4121

(C): 734-892-9003

(E): Alicia.Thomas@Adient.com

Internet: www.adient.com
www.twitter.com/adient
www.linkedin.com/company/adient
www.instagram.com/adientglobal/

www.facebook.com/adientglobal

Learn about building your career with Adient and apply for opportunities that inspire you at [www.adient.com/careers]www.adient.com/careers

Apr 12 / Susan Crowley

Job Opportunity – City Planner

The City of Inkster is currently looking for a City Planner.

The details for this full time position can be found
under the news section on the City of Inkster website
or at http://www.cityofinkster.com/Jobs.aspx….

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply ASAP.

You may submit an application in person or online:

In Person:
Applications can be securely submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at:
26215 Trowbridge
City Hall
Inkster, MI, 48141 (City Hall)

Online:
http://www.cityofinkster.com/…/Hu…/Employment-Application-48

Mar 27 / Susan Crowley

Career Demo Day this Wednesday! March 29th.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hilberry B & C, 2nd floor Student Center Bldg.

 

You are invited to walk through the Career Demo Day Exhibit Hall.
Experience hands on demonstrations from various companies and learn about their business.
Network and Drop off your resumes at the companies that interest you.

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Career Demo Day supports strategic student learning outcomes and provides the Wayne State Community an opportunity to network and  participate in hands-on employer demonstrations. Walk through the exhibit hall and engage in interactive experiences while learning about various organizations and their business. Remember to bring your resume to leave with any company you would like to work at. This relaxed engaging atmosphere will allow you to connect with employers and get to know them beyond a typical career fair or company presentation atmosphere.

Questions regarding this event, please contact Susan.Crowley@wayne.edu.

Helping WSU students & graduates discover careers!

Mar 13 / Susan Crowley

MIRR – Mock Interviews and Resume Reviews

This event fills fast!  If you are interested in participating, reserve your spot today!
 

 
April 3, 4, 5 & 6 – 2017
10:00 am – 3:15 pm
1001 Faculty/Administration Building
Student Sign up is now open!

Is your resume not getting you the interview?
Are your interviews not getting you job offers?
Take 45 minutes to learn what you need to know first-hand from actual recruiters in the field!
All you need is a hard copy of your resume and a 45 minute time spot. 

 Career Services MIRR Event will better prepare you for writing your resume, applying to jobs, participating in career fairs, networking and interviews. It’s important to master these skills in today’s job market. We offer you the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your resume and interviewing skills in a 45 minute private session with the people who know best. You will do a practice interview, have your resume reviewed and have your questions answered by an actual recruiting professional who has volunteered to come to campus and assist WSU students and alumni with professional development.  

Event Details


  • Wayne State University students and alumni are welcome to participate.
  • Resume Review/Mock Interview sessions total 45 minutes.
  • Please bring a hard copy of your resume and dress in appropriate interview attire.
  • Participants are expected to select a time spot only if attendance is certain.
  • If you select a time and will be unable to attend, you must cancel your interview spot on
    CSO or contact Career Services so that other individuals are able to participate.

How to Participate


  • Register or Log on to CSO.
  • Go to the Resume Review/Mock Interview (MIRR) Event under the “On-Campus Interviews, Interviews I qualify for” area.
  • Select a date and then a time spot that fits your schedule and mark it on your calendar.
  • Show up at Career Services on the day and time you selected with a hard copy of your resume and dressed professionally.

Note: If you select a time spot, we expect to see you on the date and time you selected. If you are unable to attend, you must cancel your interview spot on CSO or contact Career Services so that other individuals are able to participate. If you fail to show without notification or cancellation, you will be subject to Career Services No Show Policy.

Questions regarding this event can be directed to: Susan Crowley, (313) 577-3390

Mar 13 / Susan Crowley

You are invited to Career Demo Day – March 29, 2017

Career Demo Day!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hilberry B & C, 2nd floor Student Center Bldg.

Mark your calendar! All students and Alumni are invited to Career Demo Day!

Experience hands on demonstrations from various companies and learn about their business.

Network and Drop off your resumes at companies that interest you.


This relaxed engaging atmosphere will allow you to connect with employers and get to know them beyond a typical career fair or company presentation atmosphere. Walk through the exhibit hall and engage in interactive experiences while learning about various organizations and their business. Remember to bring your resume to leave with any company you would like to work at. All students and alumni are welcome.

Career Demo Day supports strategic student learning outcomes and provides the Wayne State Community an opportunity to network and participate in hands-on employer demonstrations.

Questions regarding this event, please contact Susan.Crowley@wayne.edu.

Helping WSU students & graduates discover careers!

 

Dec 5 / Susan Crowley

Blue Cross Blue Shield looking to fill an entry level position with an upcoming grad

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Job Opportunity: Technician-OPE000Q6

Description

  1. Assist supervisor and management with resolution of problems; conduct special assignments as requested and prepare reports and/or analysis, documenting the results with recommendations to management.
  2. Assist with the design, development, modification, testing, implementation and maintenance of assigned systems.
  3. Troubleshoot problems in assigned area and submit recommendations.  May be required to interface with other areas, both internal and external, to resolve problems.
  4. Compile and analyze data and produce routine and non-routine reports, presentations, letters, communications and graphics.
  5. Assist personnel (both internal and external) by answering questions, supplying information, training and other technical support.

Qualifications

Two (2) years of college preferred.

High School Graduate or GED equivalent required.

One (1) to three (3) years experience in related field.

Department Requirements: Excellent interpersonal skill necessary to interact with all levels of personnel .Ability to lead and contribute to process improvement programs Advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to various levels of management Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office products Excellent analytical, organization, verbal and written communication skills Ability to multitask and take direction from multiple leaders Demonstrated knowledge/competency in business report design Ability to track status, follow-up, and completion of tasks. Departmental Preferences Advanced skill in MS Excel Demonstrated proficiency in MS Access Financial or accounts payable experience Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting principles (check writing, invoice elements, double entry system, accruals, and others)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other grounds, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Applicants should apply on-line at http://www.bcbsm.com/index/about-us/careers.html

Job

Operations

Primary Location

Detroit

Organization

Claims, Enrollment & Prog Mgt-7108

Schedule

Full-time

The information contained in this communication is highly confidential and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) to whom this communication is directed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information is prohibited. Please notify the sender, by electronic mail or telephone, of any unintended receipt and delete the original message without making any copies.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Nov 8 / Susan Crowley

Interviewing Techniques Presentation Sponsored by Career Services

If you want the job, you have to know how to interview well. This presentation will cover the interview process from before, during and after the event to make sure you are covering all the necessary steps to land that job.

Interviewing Techniques
Thursday, November 10th
11:00 am, room 1339 Faculty/Administration Building
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Oct 26 / Erin Rook

FORD DAY – Welcomes Eric Wingfield: Ford Mobility Strategist

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Ahead of Ford Day on Oct. 28th in the Engineering Building, we’re featuring a guest blog from one of the day’s speakers. Meet Eric Wingfield and learn more about a possible career at Ford!

First of all, I never planned on staying.

Originally a west coast kid, I came to the great state of Michigan for grad school. My plan was to return home to California after my time was over and look for work, but then something changed. I interned at Ford.

Why Ford? It’s because I was inspired by Bill Ford’s approach to sustainability.

During my internship, I gained a new appreciation for the type of work that gets done inside the Blue Oval along with the friendly working environment and the most professional group of folks I had ever worked with. After that internship and right out of school, I was hungry to prove myself. And I never looked back.

Fast forward to today, and you’re probably wondering what exactly it is that I do at Ford. I can really explain it in one word: mobility.

I work in the Mobility Solutions group within Research and Advanced Engineering.  That’s just a fancy way to say that we explore the ways that people move around throughout the world – your car sharing, ride sharing, shuttle business models, etc.  Things you all use every day.

Our group also researches the impact of technology and services for Ford’s business as we look forward in the coming decades.  We have run all sorts of experiments on electric vehicles, car sharing and data logging to support healthcare delivery in rural areas of India and Africa, and digital experiences for bringing mobility to the individual.

This matters to us at Ford because we see consumer experiences being shaped by urbanization, growth in the middle class, air quality, and changing attitudes driven by digital capability. And we want to be a leader in creating transportation solutions addressing these issues.

To sum it all up, in my humble opinion here’s why Ford should be seriously considered by students looking for a great career path:

  • Flexibility to navigate to a wide variety of jobs
  • Ford uses and develops cool technologies to make great products
  • There is an investment in everyone that joins the company when it comes to training and resources to support everyone’s career
  • Rigorous professionalism with a heart.  Ford employees are encouraged to be active in their communities

 See you at #FordDay on Oct. 28!

Best,

Eric Wingfield

 

Ford Day at WSU DETAILS

Friday, October 28, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Engineering Building

11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.  Reception

12:00-12:45 p.m.  Speaking Program to include:

Ray Day, Ford Group Vice President of Communications
Eric Wingfield, Ford Mobility Strategist
Eric James, NA Manufacturing HR Manager: “Careers at Ford”
Sakky  Roberts,WSU GO-GIRL Program
Hongwei Zhang, WSU College of Engineering: “A Wireless World”

1:45-2:30 p.m.  Recruiting Overview

Join us to find out more about Ford Motor Company and the great careers available at Ford.
See some great vehicles.
Refreshments and giveaways will also be available

2:30-4:00 p.m. Recruiters will be on-site for Purchasing, Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, IT