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NPD OPEX Industrialization Project Specialist

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry, PA 16066
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MSA, The Safety Company

NPD OPEX Industrialization Project Specialist

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Job ID: 2020-4286
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Operational Excellence
MSA, The Safety Company


We are seeking a dynamic Industrialization Project Specialist with strong leadership skills to work in our collaborative team environment. This position reports to the Engineering Manager, NPD OPEX Industrialization and is responsible for leading & coordinating NPD project OPEX team activities, completing project deliverables, and meeting deadlines and objectives. This position performs work requiring demonstrated project management, as well as technical skills, with primary role leading several simultaneous derivative projects and/or larger platform or more complex projects with a large budgetary impact. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you! Additional responsibilities include:


  • Applies project management expertise to coordinate team activities, complete deliverables, and meet project deadlines and objectives
  • Responsible for all OPEX aspects of the project from design to project launch
  • Directs work of employees within the context of managing projects. Prioritizes activities / assignments and adjusts priorities when appropriate
  • Utilizes WBS / scheduling tools to identify OPEX tasks, resources and timelines
  • Defines scope of work and provides guidance to project team
  • Determines, records, and prioritizes requirements, constraints, and assumptions, to establish the product specification based on voice of customer focused concept-development results
  • Utilizes engineering expertise to identify and mitigate risk while developing alternatives to more effectively and efficiently accomplish project objectives
  • Schedules team meetings, drafts agendas, captures and distributes meeting minutes
  • Drafts comprehensive project reports and effectively delivers oral presentations meant to inform or persuade
  • Assists the project team as needed in the completion of process deliverables
  • Measures project performance using appropriate tools / techniques to monitor progress, identify and quantify variance, and perform required corrective actions



  • Proven project management experience within an operations related field
  • Ability to build strong relationships in cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to lead the project team to develop great, innovative, high quality products that exceed customer expectations with a sense of urgency for completion
  • Proven ability and experience with project management tools such as MS Project, WBS, FMEA, Risk Analysis, Planisware, and SAP for budget tracking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including formal presentation skills and ability to translate technical and non-technical communications based on audience understanding
  • Solid organizational, multi-tasking and team building skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 15%

Education and Experience required:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, preferably from an ABET accredited program
  • 5 years project management/engineering experience
  • MS degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of relevant experience
  • PhD may be substituted for up to 4 years of equivalent experience

Certifications and Experience preferred:

  • PMP (Project Manager Professional) Certification
MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination.

As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion,
gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition,
or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Posted: 2020-10-02 Expires: 2020-11-02

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