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Manufacturing Project Engineer

Project Engineer – Manufacturing                                                                 


Top Three (3) Requirements:

Experience with Stage Gate Process and successful implementation of Projects
Experience releasing Designs and Drawings after thorough DFM/A & PFMEA Reviews
Experience interfacing with many different Customers on Current and Future Business

Job Specific Expectations:

Process, plan, release, and execute new programs & improvement projects under the NSC Stage Gate Process which meet or exceed customer expectations (internal and external), project objectives, and comply with our client’s Quality Management System. The key functions and accountabilities for this role are:

Responsible for managing new programs and projects for improving existing production processes from the quoting process, through production, and into the service phases.

Communication, planning, and execution using the cross-functional APQP process for quoting activities, prototyping activities, run-offs at shops, production development & life maintenance, and then service requirements in support of new or revised processes or new process innovations via a documented Stage Gate Process.
Creation & maintenance of engineering process control documents to ensure long term predictable results related to product quality, process reliability, & productivity.

Engineering analysis and continuous improvement of product quality, process, and tool repair performance to meet or exceed standards.
Leading and mentoring others to ensure effective decision-making & problem solving regarding process challenges to meet daily production schedules and long term improvement goals.  This is demonstrated by:

Having direct involvement with our Suppliers and Shop Floor Associates to develop and assist in the process improvements.
Applying World Class Problem Solving Methodology to improve shop floor flow for product quality, process reliability, and productivity.
Generation and analysis of data to focus and drive these improvements.


Participation in the Capital Planning process and execution of these projects to install and implement stamping tools, press equipment, weld equipment, and assembly lines for new or revised processes.


Conduct research and development investigations to develop and test new assembly processes and procedures; improve existing or develop new welding equipment; and to develop new or modify current stamping, lasering, or bending methods, techniques, and procedures; and to correlate and substantiate root cause hypotheses.

Job Specific Competencies:


4 Year Engineering Degree, Mechanical or Industrial



5 Years in a Manufacturing Environment


Travel:  up to 30% and possibly for 2 weeks continuous


In Depth Knowledge of:

Project Management Experience via Stage Gate Process
Successful Customer & Supplier Relationships
Design for Manufacturing / Assembly (DFM/A)
Process Failure Mode & Affects Analysis (PFMEA)
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Project)
SolidWorks, CREO, or equivalent 3D CAD Software experience
Drawings:  Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and Weld Symbols


Basic knowledge of:

Metal Stamping, Forming, and Fabrication Processes
Secondary Metal Processing Operations – welding, plating, painting, & assembly
Measurement Systems Analysis and Statistical Process Control
Lean Manufacturing
Destructive and Nondestructive testing
Business Cost Accounting
Capital Equipment Cost Estimating & Justification


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