Nikola Motor Phoenix , AZ 85002
Posted 3 months ago
You're passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn't scare you; it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.
We feel exactly the same way.
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We're currently on the lookout for a Lead Cost Engineer to join the team.
Bring in depth technical knowledge and know-how of product processes and mechanics to drive should-be cost modeling
Collaborate cross-functionally with Purchasing, Engineering, Finance, and Operations to provide defendable cost estimating support for existing, changing and new parts throughout the complete vehicle
Identify and build Cost Driver Models to assist in design and purchasing activities
Develop robust Cost Models to determine should-be costs across all commodities and for both green and brown sights
Promote and Support Design-to-Cost activities in early product development cycles
Develop defendable models for ground-up estimating of production tools
Collect and maintain key cost driver data including raw materials, production labor, machine rates, process parameters, SG&A, and Engineering
Understanding of Tier One suppliers and how they quote SGA, Profit Margins, Mark up directed buys , Scrap Rates
Must Have DRE or Manufacturing engineering build experience and be able to use CAD to analyze major assemblies , read drawings, and understand build requirements
Curiosity. This position will require building from scratch and thinking in a fast-paced environment
BS/BA degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or finance discipline
Identify Costing software ideas that can help improve the cost model process
Minimum of 5 years in manufacturing costing one or more of the following: Electronics, Casting, Plastics, Stamping, Assembly, Tooling
Expertise in Excel based modeling that is understandable and defendable; building detailed benchmark and what-if models for piece cost, tooling, and engineering
Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational and program management capabilities
Ability to deep-dive costs from both a top-down and bottom-up approach
Experience in the Automotive Industry is a plus
How to negotiate best cost using software cost models and data to challenge suppliers
Nice to Have
Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.
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Nikola Motor Company is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.