SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the general guidance of the Director of Program Management, this position’s role is to oversee all aspects of New Product Development for the programs to which they are assigned. This individual will generally work independently, taking direction from Maysteel Customers, our own Business Development group and our Operations Groups for specific activities. This individual will be an internal champion of the Maysteel NPD Process. The Program Engineer will have a close working relationship with our Tech Center and Tool Room groups. They will also be directly involved in Engineering Services engagements with our Customers.
Plans and oversees implementation of programs, making sure they stay within stipulated budget and ensure implementation of project is geared towards customer satisfaction.
Acts as leader for Program Team making sure that time, risks, costs, quality and project resources are utilized efficiently.
Attends internal and customer meetings. Manages entire program review process - holds team accountable and ensures projects fall within scope of program.
Coordinates new program/project through production readiness or project completion (either product or task specific).
Generates capital equipment justification. Manages and reports on project expenses and progress.
Coordinates preparation of project timelines and allocation of resources (internal departments, external suppliers and customers).
Coordinates communication with all key stakeholders. Communicates team’s progress to business leadership.
Drives robust “home-away” process and team communication between sites, regions, and functions.
Works with Finance Team to analyze cost drivers and validate actual versus standard cost.
Coordinates, prepares, and validates Phase Gate specific deliverables as directed
Leads problem solving and failure analysis discussions. Takes a leadership role in resolving multiple complex engineering problems simultaneously in a team environment
Leads Team effort to develop capable, cost effective manufacturing and assembly processes concurrent to product design activities
Insures robust processes are delivered to Operations
Interacts with Business Development Managers to meet the specifications and needs of the customer in the development of new products
Leads the Design Review process for new products
Proactively compiles, prepares and presents data for timely project updates and technical presentations to staff and/or senior management
Assists in maintaining engineering 3D models, BOM’s and drawings throughout the Product Lifecycle.
Assists CAD Designers to analyze and implement customer revisions of current products. Maintains and updates Engineering Release Notification process
Provides technical assistance to other departments as necessary.
Performs additional projects, tasks, and/or assignments as necessary
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
B.S. Degree in Engineering and minimum 3-4 years experience in Manufacturing Product Development Engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Cross-functional product development/ program management experience required
Familiarity with Advanced Failure Analysis and scientific problem solving concepts, including FEA, FMEA, DOE, QFD, and DFMA
Demonstrated ability to analyze product designs (sketches/prints/models)
Above-average verbal and written communication skills
Expert level knowledge of Microsoft’s Office Productivity Suite required
Experience in Pro-E and/or SolidWorks 3D modeling required. Certification in either format is a plus
Sheet metal design experience is required
Ability and willingness to travel up to approximately 15% of the time, both domestically and internationally
Ability to effectively work with customers from different cultures/countries
CSWPA-SM a plus
Action-Oriented – Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
Technical Learning- Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge – like Internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars.
Time Management – Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.
Standing Alone – Will stand up and be counted; doesn’t shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment.
Ethics & Values – Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.