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Prototype Technician - Automotive

Rochester Hills, MI

Prototype Technician - Automotive

Company: Fraenkische
Location:  Rochester Hills, MI
Industry:   Automotive


Prototype Technician; Automotive – Rochester Hills, MI

Reports to:

Sales & Engineering Director, North America – Rochester Hills, MI

Direct reports:



The Project Engineer or Project Coordinator fills in for the job holder.

Position's Objective(s):

The employee will perform his/her duties, complying with health and safety laws, using modern findings, applying theoretical insights in practical contexts, using state-of–the-art equipment and adhering to the principles of profitability and market requirements.


Application Engineering

Job ID:

Salaried Exempt

Prototype Technician Job Description:


  • Coordinate project activities in areas of Prototype builds, and Quality inspections with the Engineering team.

  • Coordinate tooling and other project related activities with the global Fraenkische team for assigned projects being coordinated within the NA region, or with suppliers originating in the NA region.

  • Follow timing plans for advanced development projects (ie Alpha and Beta builds). Coordinate prototypes.

  • Assist with the training of employees and contractors in the Rochester Hills office in regard to project builds to successfully manage a project.

  • Take lead in the implementation of the Fraenkische – Rochester Hills Advanced Prototype facility for early customer builds, logistics, supply of components and 5s.

  • Proven competency by meeting customer requirements.
Job Responsibilities:

The employee performs the following duties as assigned:
  • May issue direction, instruction and advice to contractors in the prototype area.

  • Owner of open issues for Prototype projects.

  • Manages timelines for builds.

  • Coordinate successful Prototype activities with Engineering team.

  • Interaction and coordination with manufacturing launch team regarding APQP launch and Engineering Change Process. Coordinated hand off from Prototype to the Manufacturing plant.

  • Observe and demonstrate compliance to the relevant legal provisions and regulations.

  • Ensure that the document flow is always in compliance with the requirements of our QA System and our Quality Management Handbook provisions.

  • In the event of discovering a deviation from specification, the employee has the authority to escalate the issue through the notification procedure, up to and including stopping production and activating the emergency action plan, if applicable.

In addition to the above outlined duties, the employee agrees to perform such other duties as may be reasonably necessary and as may be reasonably required within the level of the job at the direction of the supervisor.

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