Primary Purpose of Position
Reporting to the Engineering Manager/Senior Program Manager, to support the Manufacturing Team & Customer by providing specifications, information and decisions necessary to make a product that meets the customer’s design intent and that is manufactured to meet all standards of quality, productivity, cost, performance and manufacturing system requirements. Support the customer through engineering change, launch and quality concerns.
Major Responsibilities of Position
Launch: Project Manager for the production launch of the product.
Ensure customer drawings and specifications are received, recorded, and controlled in system.
Coordinate product launch meetings (internally and at the customer).
Track launch progresses to ensure that all tasks are performed.
Coordinate with Advanced Engineering and other areas of GTC on new project launches, supplying prototypes to customers and changes as they arise throughout the life of the program.
Acquisition of new equipment: Work with other Meridian departments and outside contractors in ensuring a safe, on time and in budget launch.
Participate in equipment specification, design, selection, layout, building, and installation.
Coordinate component acquisition for production and sample runs.
Coordinate manufacturing equipment acquisition for production including writing the necessary technical specifications.
Complete reports and documentation of meetings as required.
Driving continuous improvement for launching products.
Quality: Ensure technical specifications for manufacturing equipment meet customer requirements.
Ensure development and implementation of required documentation and plans for advanced product quality planning, e.g.:
Gauging R & R's
Launch and Support Programs: Assist in the development of quality systems to satisfy customer requirements.
Coordinate the creation of all quality documentation.
Ensure quality variations experienced in production meet customer requirements of fit, form or function.
Communication: Ensure communication of process / part changes to customer, required by management system documents and procedures.
Be the liaison between the customer and manufacturing facility.
Possibility of International travel.
Customers: Interface with the customers on Engineering issues and program status.
Support product development at the customer level by providing technical guidance and support in the area of product design.
Provide technical information and specifications to internal/external customers.
Develop and implement customer communication systems to engineering.
Continually develop customer relationships
Possible visits to Customers for continuous improvements and customer relations
Spearhead design changes and revisions during development, launch and production.
Troubleshooting: Participate in troubleshooting production problems by seeking solutions that preserve design intent of fit, form and function.
Safety: Provide safe work environments and practices
Participate and support employee training in the safe use of equipment and facilities.
Other duties as required, including special projects as they arise.
To direct teams and individuals who are not direct reports for activities within the plant associated with customer concerns, C.I projects, product launches and everyday activities associated with our agreements to our customer’s requirements.
All production and management staff.
Educational and Certification Background
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Discipline with 3 years automotive manufacturing experience
Post-Secondary Diploma in Engineering Discipline (CET or Similar) with 5 years automotive manufacturing experience
Project Management Certification PMP/Prince