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Analyst, IT at Yanfeng US Automotive Interior Systems I LLC in Novi, Michigan

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

Job Summary

The Site IT Analyst will provide Information Technology (IT) coordination, leadership and support to the respective plant/office in the pursuit of exceeding internal and external customer expectations; to deliver and support best-in-class, value-added business systems and processes, and to maximize cost reduction/avoidance opportunities utilizing information technology.

The Site IT Analyst will assist in delivering IT services for the physical network, server applications, and software, through a broad range of tasks associated with event management, incident management, request fulfilment, access management, problem management, IT operations controls, and technical management.


  • Primary IT support resource for PC/Server, Microsoft Office Applications and Desktop clients. Analyze system issues and provides solutions. Escalates system issues to BU IT Manager or to Group/Corporate IT.

  • Responsible for the daily operations of computer systems including system administration, security, process adherence and documentation, equipment installation and system backups. Installation and maintenance of equipment, application and o/s upgrades, patches, new releases and interfaces.

  • Provides support on off shifts and weekends via telephone, VPN, and onsite if necessary for critical issues.

  • Provides key Site IT contact for internal and external YFAI customers.

  • Ensures company IT activities are communicated in a timely fashion to the Senior IT Management and staff.

  • Consults with Site leadership team regarding IT related education and training requirements for Site personnel.

  • Leverages IT economies of scale across the Site; delivers IT best practices and aggressively drives out cost.

  • Serves as the key representative for new Site IT needs: responsible for the creation of IT Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR’s) and subsequent approvals for funding.

  • Reviews all Site IT related CARs and expenses with IT Supervisor and CI Manager.

  • Supports the IT Supervisor and acts as Project Manager for IT initiatives within the facility as required.

  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to strategic YFAI IT initiatives, standard technologies, policies, security and Business Operating System (BOS) processes throughout the plant.

  • Serve as first level support and point of contact for VOIP phone system, Vision and Security Systems.

  • Responsible for promoting a safe work environment and preventing injuries through the use of, but not limited to, 5S, job rotation and ergonomic work practices.

  • Safety auditing, tracking of audit closure, participating in incident reviews along with writing or assisting in the 8D process and aiding in corrective action closure.

  • Communication of safety information as necessary and participation in safety meetings and activities is also required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, College Diploma or equivalent experience in Business Management, Computer Science, or applicable field of study.

  • 3+ years IT or related experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.

  • 2+ years’ experience in supporting Local Area Networks (LAN’s) and Wide Area Networks (WAN’s) associated equipment.

  • 2+ years’ experience with the support and implementation of QAD MFG/Pro ERP software.

  • Experience in supporting Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

  • Experience in data collection and barcoding systems.

  • Experience in Outlook Administration.

  • Must have experience and working knowledge to support and maintain; mobile handheld computers, thermal printers, and multi-function network printers.

  • Outstanding PC/Server hardware and software experience including Microsoft Office, Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP/Windows7/Server 2003/Server2008r2, NT/W2000 NOS, Windows 7 Virtual Machines, SQL database admin, SQL queries, database reporting skills and Cisco experience.

  • Customer support experience coupled with hardware, software, and network support.

  • Certification in Microsoft Operating Systems and Office Applications (MOUS/MCP/MCSE/MCIPT).

  • Must be able and willing to travel and work at customer sites, including industrial manufacturing plants which might require climbing, lifting, or working in confined spaces.

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