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Ford Motor Company Skilled Trade - Inspector -Tooling & Layout - SE MI Locations - Dearborn, MI in Dearborn, Michigan

This job posting is not location specific, it provides candidates to fill the openings throughout SE Michigan.

Rate of Pay and Benefits:

Inspector Tooling & Layouts are paid a top hourly base rate of $42.525, plus applicable shift, overtime, and holiday premiums. The starting rate for this position is $42.325 with pay increases to the top rate upon completion of three consecutive months of employment.


Immediate access to Best-in-Class Company provided healthcare!

  • Company provided premium coverage for Hospital-Surgical-Medical plus Drug, Hearing, Dental, and Vision.

  • Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.

  • Accident and Sickness and Extended Disability Benefits.

  • Automatic enrollment in TESPHE, the hourly employee 401(k) plan, at an initial pre-tax contribution rate of 3%. Also eligible for Company TESPHE contributions of 10% of base pay and $1 per compensated hour.

  • Eligible for holiday pay, profit sharing and lump sum bonuses, paid time off, tuition assistance, and immediate vehicle discount purchase plans.

Willingness and ability to work on any assigned schedule, change shifts, work more than 8 hours per day and/or work overtime, all while maintaining good attendance. Ability and willingness to learn and follow safety rules and procedures, to work in a team environment, treat co-workers with dignity and respect regardless of personal differences, and accept and follow instructions and requests from leadership. Ability and willingness to understand and follow instructions, both oral or in writing.

Ability to perform tasks of the trade, stand for extended periods, walk unassisted, work at heights, work overhead including on ladders and platforms and manipulate tools typical of the trade. Tasks will require a certain amount of reaching, lifting, twisting, bending, and use of a PMHV or hilo. Ability to perceive differences in details and prints related to trade. Must be able to effectively maneuver about vehicles, equipment, assembly lines or stations, and about facility.

Candidates must have completed a bona fide Toolmaker apprenticeship or have 8 years of previous relevant work experience. Qualified individuals will possess knowledge and work experience in the following areas, which represent some of the critical aspects including, but not limited to the following:

Troubleshoot & Repair:

  • (23) Zeiss CMMs – electronic, mechanical, software, and programming

  • (40+) Klingelnberg gear checkers – electronic, mechanical, arbors, software, and programming

  • Marposs and Intra bench gauges – software and mechanical

  • Mahr and Mitutoyo perthometers - mechanical

  • Air and electronic bench gauges – software and mechanical

  • Newage hardness testers

  • Plant wide gauge bench computer issues before IT is called

  • ITW’s

  • In-line gauges – such as hones and grinders

  • Build sort gauges from scratch using tools and parts in the lab

  • Rebuild any and all types of gauges in the production departments

  • Set up new gauges in the production departments

  • Understand the mechanics of all gauges and masters and be able to re-set and master any gauge in the plant

  • Operational knowledge of all measuring devices in the G&LO lab

  • Ability to access and read blueprints to determine measurement characteristics

Gauge Surveillance and Calibration:

  • Perform yearly surveillance (visual inspection) & calibration (measurement verification) on all gauges

  • Enter and retrieve gauge information into IQS gauge record database


  • Write programs for Zeiss & Klingelnberg equipment

  • Perform part measurements per blueprint and Engineering direction

  • Ability to work with Engineers to conduct part evaluations

Computer, Software, PC requirements:

  • Perform CPU and hard drive installations on computerized gauge benches

  • Perform backup images & restore hard drive images for computerized gauge benches

  • Modify software programs for DCP changes

Preventive Maintenance:

  • Maintain measurement devices for Nagel hones, Reishauers, Klingelnbergs, Zeiss, Hommels, Intra and Marposs gauges

Administrative / Computer tasks:

  • Knowledge of Maximo & Drawing Management System

  • GD&T - Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Enter gauge repair diagnosis & solutions into every GR Maximo ticket

  • Access and read blueprints to determine gauge replacement parts

Successful completion of a job interview, pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check are required. Drug panel does not include THC.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Requisition ID : 28361