The Manufacturing Engineering Technologist is responsible as the tactical lead engineering interface between various internal and external parties for the New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle sustaining of products, parts, and features. This includes but is not limited to communications with Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Documentation Control, and manufacturing subcontractors.
- Responsible for the qualification of the manufacturing process being introduced, through collaboration with Product Development, subcontractors and third party labs, for assembly and fabrication of product. This includes capturing the assembly and fabrication process being utilized to produce the given product.
- CAD part and assembly drawing sustaining/updating as required based on approved change requests, including the communications to the fabricators once drawings have been updated and released.
- Conduct 3D scans of existing tooling or parts for the reverse engineering and validation of part model files.
- Contribute to new product designs for the overall manufacturability and cost savings opportunities early in the product development cycle through DFx (Cost, Manufacturing, Test etc) principles.
- Provide technical support to the Operations organization, for the handling of Nonconforming Material, potential alternatives of manufacturing, and part substitutions.
- Conduct First Article Inspections as part of the New Product Introduction deliverables and source inspections as required per the project contractual requirements.
- Conduct Factory Acceptance Testing of products at subcontracted manufacturers.
- Support Procurement with the introduction and onboarding of new suppliers. This includes initial factory audits and contributions to supplier performance reviews
- Troubleshooting complex manufacturing processes and quality related issues for prompt resolution. Conduct independent root cause analysis into engineering problems to develop new operating best practices, enhanced manufacturing capabilities and to support business processes.
What You Bring to the Role:
- Bachelor’s Degree or Technologist/Technician Diploma in Manufacturing, Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering. A combination of hands on work experience and education will be considered in lieu of identified educational requirements.
- 1 to 5 years’ experience working in a similar role and environment, ideally with exposure to fiber reinforced plastic, steel, injection molding and assembly of electrical sensors/parts.
- Ability to interpret drawings in SolidWorks and Electrical schematics/wiring diagrams.
- Familiar with fabrication processes that relate to steel, fiber reinforced plastic, and injection molding. Also, translation of engineering defined assembly drawings (electrical and mechanical) into shop work instructions controlled by the subcontractor.
- Excellent understanding of manufacturing principles, change management, planning, procurement and product development stage gate process.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
- Knowledge of PLM systems for the management of the overall product lifecycle – from concept to product family obsolesces.
- Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills.
- Strong project management skills in a technical environment.
- Ability to work independently, often under pressure and against deadlines.
- Strong analytical skills and sound business judgment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Some travel required for supplier audits and source inspections etc.