Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 10, 2015
Updated Mar 10, 2015
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Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ford Motor Company.

Interview Details

Pretty much a whole day thing. They fly you out the day prior then interviews the next day. Interview started at 11am and was approx. 90 minutes. Intimidating at first, since it is a 3-1 interview process, but the guys are friendly and cool. After the interview, they discuss and they let you know pretty much right away. You will know if you get the job within 10 minutes after the interview. Process is set up in 10 questions. First 5 are technical and the other 5 are behavioral. Answer the question with: situation, how you went about it, and results. Focus all your answers about how you went about it and you'll be fine. Thats all they care about.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allen Park, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allen Park, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Ford Motor Company in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of a Ford recruiter calling myself and talking to me for about a half hour. After that I received an email for setting up a phone interview the following week. Three days later, I received a call for a on site panel interview, the following week. Two weeks after that I received a call asking me if I was still interested and I received an offer the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were essay type questions and without vast experience, would be extremely difficult to answer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was better than what I told the recruiter I was looking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was all day event (8am to 5pm). 50 or so potential hires showed up to the event. it started with breakfast in the morning. Tours of various Ford Facilities/historic sites in Dearborn, MI. The first round of interviewing was about noon after lunch. It was a monitored group discussion with other potential hires. Prior to the interview day we were given a made up scenario that Ford received extra funds to be used and some options were give on how the money should be used. Each potential hire had to choose from the options on how the money should be spent and discuss/defend your choice among the other potential hires. After that, more site seeing and about three o'clock another more formal interview. With a hiring manager and a HR rep. interview was about 30 mins. There was no discussion about what was on my resume. There were some formal interview questions and some behavior type questions like your boss wants you to ship parts that are knowingly nonconforming, do you ship the parts? How would you handle the scenario. We were told that hiring decisions would be made based on those two interview processes and we would know if you going to presented a job offer that same day. After the two rounds of interviews we had a dinner with hiring managers. We were broken into smaller groups and each group had two hiring mangers that we were expected to interact with and get more perspective of the job. This dinner had no bearing on the hiring decision. After the dinner we found out if we would receive a job offer or not. This was a great hiring process. I was intimidated at first by it being an all day event and the number of potential hires. But it all worked out well.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you took a risk? Give STAR (situation task action results)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ford Motor Company in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After the pre-screening, I was invited to the Ford Talent Management Conference at Ford HQ in Dearborn, MI. This is basically an event where they invite several candidates (20-30) for various opportunities. The event consisted of an interview with two Ford supervisors and a group session with 3 other candidates and a panel of 3 Ford employees. Prior to attending the conference, I was asked to complete a case study where I had to recommend one of the four suggested solutions and make a case for it.

    The interview process consisted of 7-8 behavioral based questions and lasted about 30 minutes. Besides short introductions at the beginning, the interviewers went right into the case study. Had to explain my recommendation and why. Then I was asked several behavioral questions including:
     - Describe an innovative solution you came up with
     - Describe a risk you took and the decision making process
     - You are new to a facility and is in charge of a project. Two of the people in your team don't like each other, but you're not aware of it and this conflict has affected progress. What would you do? (They're looking to see how you communicate and manage conflict).
    - You are in charge of a production line and one of the safety guarding is missing on conveyor. The production supervisor wants to start production. What would you do? (Safety first).

    The group session lasted about 30-40 mins and was with 3 other candidate (not necessarily interviewing for the same job) and 3 Ford employees. The case study, once again, was used for this session. The scenario was that as a group we had to recommend a solution and rank the others. The 3 employees just observed how we worked as a team and didn't say a word.

    Overall I had a great experience. The Ford supervisors and employees I met were friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • You are in charge of a production line and one of the safety guarding is missing on conveyor. The production supervisor wants to start production. What would you do?   View Answers (3)
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't have to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ford Motor Company in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 phone screens
    Talent management conference at the HQ
    Offer came within 2 days
    Very well organized and looking forward to work with them

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ford Motor Company in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a supervisor who had a position open in his department. He conducted a phone interview with me. On the interview day, there was a presentation about Ford and their vision, a case study group session, and a personal interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were about to finish an assignment and somebody stepped in and said they have solved your problem?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Ford was looking for someone who was willing to travel more than I wanted.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ford Motor Company in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Preliminary screening.

    Second interview conducted over 2 days at Ford's Dearborn headquarters.

    Overall very positive experience. Ample opportunity for interviewers to get to know each prospective employees experiences, education,strengths etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Mock problem solving scenario seemed to encourage 2 interviewees to 'gang up' on a third. Involved hypothetical scenario to address a design flaw.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer from a competing firm.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ford Motor Company.

    Interview Details

    Website template to be filled with generic data, and some case study. After succeeding in that part I was qualified for an telephone interview. A HR representative called me and set me up for an interview. During 30min interview I had to answer 6 questions. Some of them were typical interview questions : tell me about a time you... and give examples of your actions. Some were job specific. Overall I had a very good impression on the course of the interview. The same day I had been called back and informed I qualified for the assesment center. Assesment center consists of 60min interview, and 70min role play exercise. You have 35 min to prepare, 20min to conduct a meeting with client, and then 15min to sum up the meeting.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design a new factory? What factors would you consider ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ford Motor Company in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    1) A pre-screen interview "Basic Questions - Degree, Years of Experience, etc."

    2) Phone Interview with a manager "Advance Questions - Specific Experience, Accomplishment, & Detailed Job Description."

    3) In Person Interview consisting of a 2:1 interview, Case Study & Group/Panel Interview.

    4) An offer through email with details on salary, benefits, and steps needed to accept the job.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of the questions asked required several answers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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