New Product Introduction Engineer - NPI Engineer

Owen Daniels
01 Oct 2017
25 Oct 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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