Snr Launch Engineer
Tenneco, Inc - Grass Lake, MI
We are looking for a Regional Launch Engineer. The Launch Engineer supports the manufacturing organization in flawlessly launching new product. Understands and executes the Tenneco launch gate process and drives execution of deliverables, both individually and from the team.
Reviews and approves product designs for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
Supports design reviews, ensures adequate participation from cross-functional departments and team members. Details all countermeasures for management review. Develops risk matrix and resolution for program direction.
Supports or manages (as assigned) process creation and improvements.
Tracks product design and process changes and highlight impacts to cost, quality, and delivery during program development.
Assists internal and external contacts to resolve product and process problems.
Participates in customer product development teams, reviews issues and tracks to closure.
Justifies and creates supporting documentation for Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR).
Monitor overall program spending to ensure budget is maintained.
Promotes and monitors the utilization of standard process, equipment, tooling, and product.
Implements and ensures proper handshake/hand-off of process, equipment, and tooling into the plant, utilizing Tenneco launch process.
Develops supporting documentation / templates to report to management and proves progress of each launch gate.
Leads meetings to track and report the progress of critical projects, identifies roadblocks to success, necessary countermeasures, and amendments to development plans.
Monitor and track overall program activity ensuring labor, performance, and quality targets are achieved.
Supports or manages (as assigned) the technical direction & coordination for equipment/tooling design, build, installations & start-ups.
This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
EDUCATION:Bachelors' Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
5+ years of related manufacturing engineering and / or product launch experience.
Global or multi-national business experience strongly preferred.
Previous metal forming experience is a plus.
Proven planning abilities, including successful execution of such plans.
Strong initiative and the ability to work well in a team environment.
Demonstrated use of a team-oriented approach.
Experience developing a new process for a new product, including experience creating process flow diagrams, PFMEA's, standard work and control plans.
Experience working with equipment and tooling suppliers and following progress through launch.
Proficiency with PC applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and flow-charting software.
Knowledge of manufacturing process development, fixture design, tooling / gage design, and equipment design.
Ability to travel in support of job function 15-25% (NACA facilities, suppliers etc.). Some International travel may be required.
Weekend support as needed due to launch activities working around current production needs.
Customer and or vendor interface experience
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled