New Product Introduction Engineer NPI Engineer
NPI Engineer – Summary
Work within the new business launch team with responsibility to provide all Manufacturing Engineering deliverables to launch new products into volume production.
NPI Engineer - Core / Key Responsibilities:·Launch new products in line with the company’s requirements and OEM programme requirements & act as single point of contact for iPM reporting / updates.·Manage all new manufacture & / or assembly M.E requirements from prototype up to and including PPAP approval of product.·Support Launch Manager during customer meetings & lead key ME reporting during customer meetings·Develop and maintain ME launch plans for new products and report / escalate any issues as required to the relevant LM·Liaise with M.E Team & Central Eng team to support smooth handover of process and equipment prior to launch.·Identify phased spending profile & monitor tooling and gauging adherence to budget·Where required provide support to other projects, where defined by Head of Programme management and Manufacturing Engineering·Monitor safe launch results and robustly close out any issue raised.·Support Capex (A3) compilation where directly linked to a new programme launch.·Raise & Progress Deviations, PCRs and CFRs in line with business requirements.·Proactively seek quality improvements·Ensure that a safe working environment exists within the cells and shop floor areas.·Respond to CFR’s for new programmes/changes, ensuring the correct input is received / reviewed and approved within the defined response lead-time.·Identify tooling, gauging and capital expenditure requirements for new programmes.·Create relevant MTGS’s.·Compile all supporting customer capacity documents (eCAR, PCS) using timing from production trials and supporting capacity data from the Capex team.·Order and progress all tooling and gauging.·Create and issue stage drawings / control plans for each build phase (including prototype level manufacture / assy in conjunction with DSD engineering) including all inspection and SPC requirements and gain relevant approvals from the M.E. Team.·Produce & pass off relevant CNC machine programs.·Plan, execute and report outcome for pre-production trials & initial SOP builds.·Plan all raw material including development, refinement & approval.·Conduct robust process FMEA reviews for all new programmes with support from relevant functions.
NPI Engineer - Education/Experience/Skills·Safety awareness ·CAD Knowledge – AutoCAD / Pro-E / Solid Modelling·Tool and gauge design and awareness·Tool cost reductions·CNC setting and operating·CNC Program writing – Siemens / Fanuc ·Report writing·Knowledge of Quality Tool including implementation (QIP, A3 etc..), Investigation & Resolution·Knowledge of production processes·Knowledge of PFMEA·Knowledge of statistical techniques·Computer literate ·Problem solving skills.·Awareness of measurement and calibration standards·Communication skills - Written and verbal.·Interpretation of drawings, technical specifications, and product control documentation·Project management·Awareness / exposure to direct communication with OEM customers.
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