The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Platforms will report to the Global Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technology. As part of the Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology department, the Advanced Manufacturing Engineer – Platforms will have significant interaction with all regions’ manufacturing plants, regional Manufacturing Engineering and Global Engineering. This position does not have direct reports.
Lead manufacturing design guidance (DFMA) and process reviews (PFMEA) for new product platforms and related technologies.
Lead the definition of the Bill of Process (BOP) for each new platform, taking input from all regions and leading consensus on a single, Global BOP.
Plan, manage and provide oversight for the manufacture of prototype units. Support region-led pilot builds, as appropriate.
Identify, develop and specify any new equipment/technology driven by Platform NPI launches. Support regional implementation of equipment.
Design and implement complex fixtures and tooling, when necessary, to support a consistent and safe manufacturing process in all regions.
Incorporate BAC Global best practices into the development of the manufacturing process for new platforms.
Provide project management for manufacturing related aspects of the NPI launch process.
Lead improvement and optimization of the manufacturing steps and deliverables for the New Product Introduction process.
Contribute to and optimize manufacturing related key performance indicators for Platform NPI launch teams.
Support cost estimates/analysis and make appropriate recommendations regarding the manufacturing processes of new platforms and technologies.
Ensure all Global manufacturing system data is configured to support the launch of a new Global platform.
Coordinate handoffs to regional functional leaders to support the regional launch of new platforms.
Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline; Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical preferred
3-5 years of experience in like industry: sheet metal fabrication and assembly
Demonstrated project management skill and sound technical judgment
Experience employing continuous improvement tools, including Lean, in a manufacturing environment
Demonstrated leadership and strong engineering skills
Demonstrated collaborator, implementing new products/technologies in all operating regions
Excellent communication skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk up to 50% of the time. This position requires occasional lifting up to 20 pounds and travel both domestic and internationally up to 30% of the time.