New Product Introduction Engineer - NPI Engineer

Owen Daniels Consultancy Ltd
Depending on experience
10 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a global leader within the Automotive industry looking for an experienced Engineer with a strong focus on New Product Introduction to join the company and put their strong expertise into practise.

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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