Tooling & Equipment Engineer Battery at Proterra, Inc.

Posted in Architecture 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Walnut, California

Job Description:

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive Engineering support to Proterra’s Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and other site leadership team members. The T & E Engineer is in charge of the complete development of tools, jigs, fixtures, and equipment and associated processes to reach production run rate targets with Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost within budget and timeline requirements and to deliver components according to drawings/specifications.

About the Role – You will:

  • Build plan, update, monitor, report status for tools, jigs, fixtures, equipment and associated processes to reach program objectives, production run rate and do-it- right first time.

  • Design for 6-sigma on tools, jigs, fixtures, equipment, and process according to product key characteristics

  • Collaborate with vendors, AME, Quality to defines tools, jigs, fixtures, equipment & associated process specificities for the programs to meet program objectives, deliverables, and milestones.

  • Provide and execute lean solutions to reach reliable tool, equipment, ergonomic requirements

  • Provide technical support to the tools and equipment supplier RFQ, technical reviews and validation process.

  • Provide inputs for PFMEA, Control Plans related to tool, equipment and processes

  • Generate the purchase requisition for tooling, fixtures, and equipment

  • Liaise between program, AME, production team & toolmaker to ensure tuning & implementation of product modification.

  • Supporting the coordination of all necessary material (availability of raw material, packaging, first articles and checking fixtures) are in place to perform the trials in the best conditions

  • Pre-validate the T & E, perform trial process at application Pilot Plant, provide the necessary inputs through standard documentation.

  • Identify gaps to serial production and major risks impacting the defined targets, set-up a convergence plan

  • Track progress and convergence of all defined targets (cycle time, scrap rate, dimensions …) to keep Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost in line with business objectives

  • Consolidate all actions in PDCA template & implement all actions defined after each trial to reach Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost in line with business objectives

  • In charge of the pre-acceptance of Tool & Equipment at tool suppliers:

    • Organize production trials performed at suppliers

    • Ensure all targets checks done at production trials

    • Ensure production trials performed before tool / equipment transfers from toolmaker/ equipment provider to plant including scrap level and cycle time

  • Ensure the proper transfer of the Tooling & Equipment from suppliers to the plants:

    • Provide the necessary information regarding Tooling & Equipment to Logistics to ensure proper transportation set-up

    • Transfer of proper documentation to the plant together with the Tool & Equipment

    • Check with the plant good preparation of the Tooling & Equipment reception and installation into the plants

  • In charge of the pre-acceptance of Tool & Equipment at the plant:

    • Support and follow production trials performed at plant

    • Support plant to perform all targets checks at production trials (Production Trials, Mass Production Trials) and track progress of all defined targets (cycle time, scrap rate, dimensions …)

    • Define & lead the convergence plan in case of target gaps

  • Follow-up the final acceptance of Tooling & Equipment at the plant (until SOP):

    • Monitors T & E and associated process performance in the plant through the daily KPIs reported by the plant

    • Ensure conformity of the produced part versus the product specifications, through process parameters optimization.

    • Follow-up convergence plan until the final acceptance

  • Capitalize on program experience by:

    • Updating and finalizing the program documentation related to Tooling, Equipment and associated processes

    • Raising and recording Lessons Learned

    • Raise proposition for standards update or creation

  • Support design to cost approach and design to manufacture approach

  • Propose continuous improvement ideas in business efficiency and cost reduction

  • Capitalizes on knowledge and shares best practices / lessons learned across organization and within the site

  • Travel to support the launch of production in Proterra plants

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards

  • All other duties as assigned by the company

 About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Manufacturing Engineering team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.

  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.

  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.

  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!

  • This position will be part of the Manufacturing Engineering team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering.

  • You will report to the Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and collaborate with other Manufacturing team members located at the facility.

About You:

  • Knowledge in project management process

  • Knowledge 3D Modeling software, Catia, Solid works etc

  • Knowledge of GD & T, Lean and DFx methodologies

  • Knowledge of automated production line equipment, tool, jig and fixtures

  • Result and data driven with strong written and oral communication skills

  • Able to work in a multicultural environment

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or significant professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in specific domain or tooling manufacturing environment, preferably in automotive and aerospace sector

Location: City of Industry, CA

Travel: 0 - 10%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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