Core member of New Product Introduction (NPI) team(s), responsible for the manufacturability and release of future printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies in support of a Business Unit's strategic objectives.
Under general direction, supports the introduction of new Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA) to the manufacturing facility in accordance with the RA Common Product Development (CPD) processes. Works with Design and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure optimum product and process design for manufacturability. Develops and implements manufacturing layout and processes and associated documentation, estimates manufacturing cost, and coordinates execution of prototype and pilot activities. Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. May lead small special project teams within or external to the Industrialization group.
The selected candidate will be trained to understand PCB assembly and manufacturing processes and constraints. S/he will develop a solid understanding of design for manufacturing and design for compliance methodologies associated with printed circuit board assembly. S/he will become proficient in industry standards (IPC-A-610), soldering processes, coatings, underfill, manufacturing test, high density designs, through hole and surface mount technologies, board stackup and pad designs, design rules and tuning manufacturing processes.
- Actively serve as the Industrialization representative, in all phases, on NPI/Continuation Engineering project teams.
- Collaborate with design team to transition PCB assembly from development to manufacturing and works very closely to the team in defining design for assembly guidelines.
- Develop and update the Manufacturing Plan.
- Identify assembly equipment, tooling, and fixture requirements. Participate in the procurement, installation and validation activities.
- Track product manufacturing cost throughout the NPI project.
- Lead Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
- Create Documented Work Instructions (DWI).
- Coordinate prototype and pilot build and evaluation activities.
- Ensure compliance to all production environmental, health, and safety requirements.
- Facilitate final acceptance of all new assembly processes
- Apply engineering problem solving skills and familiarity of Rockwell Automation systems to perform duties and responsibilities.
- Initiate the identification, development and implementation of cost reduction and process improvement projects. May lead a small team to complete these projects.
- Exhibit good organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form, to a broad audience of varying technical and cultural background.
- Collaborate with or lead others from within and outside of the Industrialization group to achieve common objectives.
- Use facts and logic to influence others.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree or education.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturingenvironment.
- Professional work background in electronics or other related field
- Experience with Project Management, Design For Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA), and Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies.
- Demonstrated understanding of New Product Introduction process.
- Ability to execute transactions in an Enterprise Resource Planning system, preferably SAP.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Access, Word, Excel)
- Some travel is required (10% - 15%); possibly international.
Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified, Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if necessary.
Operations & Engineering Services
Engineering and Technicians
Mequon - Wisconsin
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