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Process Engineer - New Product Introduction

Company: Ducommun
Location: Appleton
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Process Engineer - New Product IntroductionJob Description Process Engineer - New Product IntroductionLead the NPI (New Product introduction) process for assigned products. Responsible for developing and managing the plan/schedule and overseeing the manufacturing process development, from customer order receipt though transition to full-rate production.Who are we?Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed.Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. Our Facility in Appleton, WI manufactures state-of-the-art circuit boards for Aerospace and Defense as well as Industrial and Medical Industries. Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture as recognized by Newsweeks Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate controlled working environment
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursementJob Summary
    • Lead the concept, development and implementation of manufacturing processes for assigned products by establishing project timelines, identifying resource requirements, and evaluate performance through periodic reviews.
    • Provide engineering technical support and oversight to process engineering, purchasing, production, quality, contract management, and suppliers
    • Evaluate alternate manufacturing process options based on quality, efficiency, and speed
    • Approve all documentation used in the production of assigned products, including routers, , work instructions, work aids, tooling drawings and test & measurement equipment.
    • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs, reviewing production schedules, and estimating future requirements.
    • Resolve issues and delays during initial prototype and production runs
    • Provide technical input to bids and proposals team for RFQ (Request For Quote) responses.
    • Coordinate with senior management and maintain knowledge on product status and prepare appropriate reports.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by managementSkills & Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
      • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic circuit card manufacturing and assembly
      • Experience leading successful NPIs
      • Prior experience with product transfer to/from/between contract manufacturers
      • Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, prioritize, and resolve problems
      • Proficient in technical writing, excellent communication and documentation skills
      • Ability to read and interpret engineering , schematics and specifications
      • Experience with an ISO-9000 AS-9000 environment
      • Understanding of DMAIC, RCCA, DOE, 6-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing highly desired.
      • Understand production needs and machine requirements
      • Flexible with high energy, able to handle multiple tasks
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Ability to use CAD to design fixture and in process drawingPreferred Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:
        • BSEE, BSEET, or BSME
        • Experience leading product NPIs
        • 4-6 years experience in engineering functions in electronics manufacturing
        • Experience in labor, cycle time and defect reduction
        • Experience in a fast-paced environmentEqual Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled2222 East Pensar DriveAppleton, Wisconsin, 54911United States

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