Project Engineer - New Product Introduction

Posted: 07/13/2022

Lead the NPI (New Product introduction) process for assigned products.  Responsible for developing and managing the plan/schedule and overseeing the manufacturing process development, from customer order receipt though transition to full-rate production.

Job Summary

  • Lead the concept, development and implementation of manufacturing processes for assigned products by establishing project timelines, identifying resource requirements, and evaluate performance through periodic reviews.
  • Provide engineering technical support and oversight to process engineering, purchasing, production, quality, contract management, and suppliers
  • Evaluate alternate manufacturing process options based on quality, efficiency, and speed
  • Approve all documentation used in the production of assigned products, including routers, , work instructions, work aids, tooling drawings and test & measurement equipment.
  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs, reviewing production schedules, and estimating future requirements.
  • Resolve issues and delays during initial prototype and production runs
  • Provide technical input to bids and proposals team for RFQ (Request For Quote) responses.
  • Coordinate with senior management and maintain knowledge on product status and prepare appropriate reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience leading product NPIs
  • 4-6 years experience in engineering functions in electronics manufacturing
  • Experience in labor, cycle time and defect reduction
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic circuit card manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience leading successful NPI’s
  • Prior experience with product transfer to/from/between contract manufacturers
  • Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, prioritize, and resolve problems
  • Proficient in technical writing, excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering , schematics and specifications
  • Experience with an ISO-9000 AS-9000 environment
  • Understanding of DMAIC, RCCA, DOE, 6-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing highly desired.
  • Understand production needs and machine requirements
  • Flexible with high energy, able to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills