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Analytics Scientist - Ford

Ford Motor Company

Dearborn, Michigan
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  • Data Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Business Intelligence
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Position Description/Overview

Ford Motor Company's Global Data Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) organization is looking for a motivated and talented individual with a background in Big Data Analytics. This is an opportunity to apply the latest tools and methods in Big Data and Data Science to a variety of business problems at Ford.

The successful candidate will perform data management and analytics tasks as a member of the Manufacturing Analytics team in GDI&A and support development of mathematical models to improve efficiency and reduce cost of Ford Manufacturing activities such as plant throughput improvement, product quality improvement, inventory strategy, product complexity management, and production scheduling.



  • Communicate with business partners to understand the problems and translate high-level ideas into well-defined mathematical formulations
  • Collect, validate, cleanse, and design data structure for analytics consumption
  • Develop and implement mathematical formulations and computationally efficient methods for obtaining optimal or near-optimal solutions
  • Develop algorithms, build mathematical models using applications such as R and SAS, design user-friendly interfaces, and continuously improve model performance to satisfy business needs
  • Effectively and frequently communicate with business customers. Ability to explain highly technical contents with non-technical people is a must


Basic Qualifications

  • Masters in Statistics
  • 1+ years of experience in applications of operations research, mathematics, and/or statistics to assembly line bottleneck identification and throughput improvement
  • 1+ years of experience in Data Mining and Analytics, Modeling, business intelligence, and statistical analysis
  • 1+ years of experience in R, R-Shiny, Alteryx, SAS, SQL, Tableau, and QlikView
  • 1+ years of project management experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of Ford's manufacturing processes and databases such as FIS
  • Aware of current trend of manufacturing analytics leveraging data science such as Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Comfortable working in an environment where problems are not always well-defined
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-organized, independent and ready to work with minimal supervision
  • Familiar with Hadoop and SQL database management systems
  • Inquisitive, proactive, and interested in learning new tools and techniques


The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

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.

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