New Product Introduction Engineer - NPI Engineer

Owen Daniels
14 Sep 2017
23 Sep 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/Skill

  • 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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