Responsible for providing direction in Design for Manufacturability, methods, tooling, and equipment required to manufacture new product designs.
Manage and implement the activities required to introduce these products into Operations or External Suppliers.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to support new product development product needs.
Process: Develop the manufacturing plans which include the Capital requirements, component/tooling, assembly methods, test plans and/or manufacturing requirements to introduce new or enhanced product designs.
Develop cost effective methods to produce the components required on New Product Introduction (NPI) and Profit Improvement Plan (PIP) projects
Implementation: Implementation of manufacturing plans established
Coordinating the procurement, design, build and debug of component tooling, assembly tooling/machinery, and/or manufacturing test equipment required to produce defined product.
Verify manufacturing processes, methods, tooling capabilities and capacity.
Implement manufacturing processes and/or part qualifications into manufacturing system.
Development: Review product designs as well as manufacturing plans with New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Teams at the strategic points of the product development cycle
Design review prior to "Limited Availability".
CAR (Capital Authorization Request) preparation and procurement.
Tool sampling and/or preproduction runs
Assure all documentation and Operations systems are in place prior to "General Availability".
Project Management: Manage and track all internal/external production tooling and capital expenditures from approved CAR through final product release.
Makes recommendations to the Design Engineers on the best way to create the component so it will be successfully produced when Injection Molded.
Technical Assistance: Provide Design Engineering, Supplier Quality, and Operations technical support to resolve manufacturing related issues and enhance product processing techniques and technologies.
Special Projects: Execute special projects and duties as requested by Engineering Management.
Contribute to the improvement of department processes and operating procedures.
Self-Development: Improve personal competencies.
Maintain an understanding of the functions and applications of Fiber Optic products.
Develop and maintain an awareness of state of the art design and manufacturing technologies
2-5 years with Bachelors degree; OR
0-3 with Masters degree
Knowledgeable on Molding Resins, Tooling, and the Molding process
Requires demonstrated knowledge of injection molding manufacturing processes and Mold Design concepts.
Moldflow Analysis Software and understanding of CREO or similar Design Software experience required.
Project Management: Previous experience required.
Teamwork: Effective at working in team situations, promotes teamwork, and supports actions developed by other team members.
Initiative/Results Orientation: Originates action. Finds ways to get things done.