- The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is a key role focusing on the industrialization of new products from concept stages to post delivery support. They are responsible for leading the manufacturing engineering team to implement industry best practices into the base development product design. They are responsible DFM and DFA input to design teams. They are responsible for developing concept manufacturing processes and equipment. They are responsible for the conceptualization and commissioning of low and high-volume production lines. They are responsible for the development and implementation of assembly and production processes and production systems development during each product development phase through to volume production. They are the technical liaison for manufacturing engineering activities related to internal and external supplier product development.
- Ownership of simultaneous manufacturing engineering efforts from concept manufacturing feasibility to PPAP including DFA, DFM, meeting CMI industrialization, customer and tier1 timeline.
- Ownership of Mfg equipment and processes to support DV builds and concept line design
- Ownership of the design, implementation, and operation of low volume production cells
- Ownership of developing future manufacturing strategies for scalable volume increases
- Deliver against the CMI Industrialization launch schedule including developing detailed workstreams and swim lanes for team members.
- Own Manufacturing Engineering deliverables and timelines associated with external supplier product development, including “black box” contract product solutions.
- BS/MS in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or related discipline
- Experience in program management, process and product development, ideally with multiple delivered products in a high- volume industry.
- Design engineering and manufacturing experience, and familiarity with the development processes (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and embedded software).
- Experience developing and leading integrators in the design and commission of automated production equipment for high volume manufacturing
- Exposure to developing manufacturing requirements and coordinating production activities with Tier1s and OEMs.
- Exposure to hydraulics, controls and automotive chassis systems.
- The ability to communicate with engineers across disciplines, motivating and managing by influence.
- The ability to anticipate bottlenecks, and head-off potential project delays (shifting business priorities, technical hurdles, project approvals from stakeholders, etc.)
- Automotive industry experience is valued, especially exposure to:
- Automotive software development and launch
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
- Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
- Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Production Validation Planning and Reporting (DVP&R)
- 8-Disciple Problem Solving
- Travel domestically and internationally ~25%.
- Meeting new product launch program schedule & COGS target.
- Coordinating budgetary aspects with Operations staff to meet budget.
- Manufacturing Scenario’s developed for COGS and Scalability targets.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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