Acts as lead manufacturing engineer on new product projects, defining project tasks and assuming responsibility for completion. Works with engineering, operations, and other groups to implement cost effective processes and controls to facilitate the transfer of new products to production.
Ensures effective design manufacture methodologies are deployed on all assigned products. Participates in design reviews, including initial design, proto, pre-production, and post-production.
Ensures optimal product manufacturability. Develops project and manufacturing plans. Documents results. Provides manufacturing cost analysis. Participates in design verification and validation testing. Assesses manufacturability of new products and transfers product to manufacturing.
Designs and develops product specific manufacturing and/or test fixtures for manufacturing, utilizing CAD.
Reviews and evaluates proposed and processed engineering changes and or specification requirements and acts as technical liaison with production planning and design engineering personnel.
Writes manufacturing procedures for new equipment. Creates labor routing through work factor/time study analysis. Evaluates manufacturing capital equipment and coordinates engineering activities concerned with procurement and installation.
Analyzes complex engineering drawings and develops understandable manufacturing procedures.
Directs and trains manufacturing personnel in proper manufacturing procedures. Attends all design reviews, analyzes production limitations and standards and recommends revision of specifications when indicated.
Confers with engineering and technical personnel to resolve complex technical problems.
Travels to customer sites to resolve technical problems.
Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline or equivalent and 8 or more years of related experience. New product introduction and development experience in an electronics manufacturing environment required.
Additional requirements: current experience with electronics and mechanical design practices, manufacturing equipment, fixturing and processes; familiarity with Lean manufacturing tools such as Kanban, process control, Six Sigma, and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA). Medical device manufacturing experience and knowledge of RoHS desirable.