Mechanical Technical Leader/Project Engineer - Test (1200016)
Comau - Royal Oak, MI

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DESCRIPTION

Summary:
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing mechanical engineering projects within the area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties in accordance with the company's documented QS/TE associated procedures and work instructions.

DUTIES

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Understands and participates in the execution of the Quality Operating System (QOS), with respect to the Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) as determined for each project.
  • Develops station level concepts and philosophies.
  • Create Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Develops Time Cycle Diagrams (TCD)
  • Assists in the development of the manufacturing process, insuring the mechanical system and its control system are integrated efficiently.
  • Reviews designs for compliance with customer specifications (corporate and plant), and departmental objectives.
  • Enforces the usage of existing company standards (proven, out of the drawer sub-assemblies)
  • Organizes and actively participates in the project design review meetings;.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes and drawing releases.
  • Participates, where applicable with manufacturing floor support. Assists in constructing a detailed engineering schedule from the macro schedule supplied by the Program Manager.
  • Participates in the decision to engineer the job with internal or external engineering resources.
  • Actively monitors Budget and Schedule and takes action promptly to deliver the system on time and under budget.
  • Write and submit to Project Management "deviations" to the customer specifications as required.
  • Monitors labor expenditures and writes Engineering Changes (EC's) to account for unanticipated costs overruns or customer driven changes.
  • Maintains the "Project Book" for documentation of Customer requests, meeting minutes, general correspondences, faxes sent and received, deviations, EC's, and all other pertinent information.
  • Directly supervises the support personnel assigned throughout all phases of the project. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising their performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Recommends project personnel to specific phases or project tasks such as conceptual development, obtaining customer approval, material purchases, and were applicable layout, detailing and check.
  • Monitors, coordinates and evaluates the efforts, progress and quality of external engineering resources.
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the external supplier for compliance to applicable quality standards and program schedules and is actively part of the cross-functional buyoff team.
  • Travel will be required. Extended stays are ordinarily not required but are possible. Possession of a valid U.S. passport maybe required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge & Skills:
Clear understanding of core engineering processes, including:
  • Customer manufacturing processes,
  • Design methods and CAD/CAE systems,
  • Modern communication techniques
  • Manufacturing and assembly processes,
  • Product technologies,
  • Value Engineering / Analysis,
  • Planning and scheduling,
  • Lean techniques and problem solving methods,
  • Use of appropriate interpersonal style(s) and communication methods to work effectively with project team and all functions to meet project goals and objectives.
  • Ability to develop a complete working set of mechanical drawings
  • Ability to size all necessary mechanical components.
  • Ability to prepare major design concepts of complex mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and CAD.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret customer specifications, electrical controls schematics, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers and customers.
  • Working knowledge of DOS, Windows, Windows applications (Excel, Word, Access, Project etc.), CAD
Qualifications (Education, Training, Certification, Licenses, Experience):
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.M.E. or Associates Degree in Mechanical or Mechanical Technology) or a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Understands and participates in the execution of the Quality Operating System (QOS), with respect to the Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) as determined for each project.
  • Develops station level concepts and philosophies.
  • Create Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Develops Time Cycle Diagrams (TCD)
  • Assists in the development of the manufacturing process, insuring the mechanical system and its control system are integrated efficiently.
  • Reviews designs for compliance with customer specifications (corporate and plant), and departmental objectives.
  • Enforces the usage of existing company standards (proven, out of the drawer sub-assemblies)
  • Organizes and actively participates in the project design review meetings;.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes and drawing releases.
  • Participates, where applicable with manufacturing floor support. Assists in constructing a detailed engineering schedule from the macro schedule supplied by the Program Manager.
  • Participates in the decision to engineer the job with internal or external engineering resources.
  • Actively monitors Budget and Schedule and takes action promptly to deliver the system on time and under budget.
  • Write and submit to Project Management "deviations" to the customer specifications as required.
  • Monitors labor expenditures and writes Engineering Changes (EC's) to account for unanticipated costs overruns or customer driven changes.
  • Maintains the "Project Book" for documentation of Customer requests, meeting minutes, general correspondences, faxes sent and received, deviations, EC's, and all other pertinent information.
  • Directly supervises the support personnel assigned throughout all phases of the project. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising their performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Recommends project personnel to specific phases or project tasks such as conceptual development, obtaining customer approval, material purchases, and were applicable layout, detailing and check.
  • Monitors, coordinates and evaluates the efforts, progress and quality of external engineering resources.
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the external supplier for compliance to applicable quality standards and program schedules and is actively part of the cross-functional buyoff team.
  • Travel will be required. Extended stays are ordinarily not required but are possible. Possession of a valid U.S. passport maybe required.

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