1) Goal of position (Why was this position created?)
To coordinate all aspects of product development from the customer concept through engineering, prototyping, manufacturing development and eventual launch. To assure stable and quality effective processes within the whole organization that comply to Quality Manual, Management handbook, and customer requirements. Development and rationalization of metrology functions, skills and capabilities. Initial focus to be on automotive industry product lines with later expansion to cover consumer, industrial, defense, space, aerospace, medical and industrial service products as required. Position is highly visible, management focal point and will be measured on results.
2) Formal prerequisites for the position (e.g. training, experience, education etc.)
BS from an ABET accredited institution in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering discipline.
Aerospace industry experience preferred. US person is a requirement for this position.
5 years floor manufacturing or prototyping experience. Bearing experience preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of AS9100, including PPAP.
Knowledge and experience in extensive use of process evaluation tools such as gage R&Rs and process capability studies.
Knowledge and experience in problem solving tools from simple fish bone analysis up to design of experiments and decision analysis.
3) Tasks (Description of main tasks)
Planning, organizing and motivating resources to bring about the successful completion of product development launch goals and objectives from customer concept to launch of designated new items.
Ensure a seamless pass off to manufacturing function in a given product line for new items.
Aggressively and persistently motivate process owners and team members to successful completion of project and project sub-tasks utilizing approaches as required with a Machiavellian outlook.
Supervise, develop, and rationalize metrology functions and capabilities with emphasis on maximum flexibility, quick setup and optimum capability.
Flow down of generic TS16949 or specific customer requirements to the company’s organization and lead initiatives to their implementation in processes and documentations.
Development and maintenance of supporting industry documentation in support of designated project.
Communicate project status with management team with emphasis on critical path items.
Communicate and coordinate project with target customer(s)
Problem solving and the selection of appropriate tools or methods for achieving a given solution.
Road block identification and elimination
Process evaluation and selection of appropriate tools or methods for a given evaluation.
Conduct post project review, present lessons learned, and make recommendations where appropriate.
Support the process of continuous improvement of the company’s launch management organization and processes, initiate and lead necessary process reengineering projects.
Make informed decisions regarding matters that could compromise customer quality or requirements and process integrity standards