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Lead Product Engineer

Company: Manpower Group Inc.
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Lead Product Engineer is responsible for leading project. Has full and complete responsibility for all aspects of the successful design, development, testing validation and support of manufacturing launch for product/project. Provides front-line customer engineering interface for product/project. Is responsible for leading the design and processes for a specific project, program or product line to meet current and future needs. Supports technical leadership. Develops the technical skills and knowledge and provides technical direction of the engineers and designers on the team. Develops and provides resolution to customer technical issues through the CBU/PBU Chief Engineer or Engineering Manager. Supports core members of the SDT.
Provides and supports project direction to designers, engineers and support personnel. Provides solutions to meet all technical and project issues and works with team to ensure time and cost objectives are met. Understands and identifies the resource requirements to meet program/product objectives. Implements and facilitates the use of best practices in engineering. Supports the program/product engineering budget. Can communicate effectively with management.
Has solid analytical skills, supports PDfSS, is a proficient problem solver and solution provider, is able to balance conflicting requirements and risk. Has product launch experience, technical degree or equivalent. Achieves project deliverables. Provides leadership focus on project timing, cost and quality objectives. Supports development of technical solutions to define and meet business objectives.
Specific Functions-Technical Responsibilities

  • Supports technical design reviews monthly/as necessary. Provides input to the technical design review report.

  • Applies best practices in creating layout drawings, detail drawings and assembly drawings. Ensures that the customer's environment drawings are kept up to date and that no packaging or interference problems exist in the drawings/data.

  • Facilitates, develops and implements best practices in design and engineering. This includes but is not limited to PDfSS, drawing standards, FEA, GD&T, root cause analysis, DVP, DFMEA, hand calculations and use of carry-over and CPP technology.

  • Executes robust design/design changes to provide the highest quality in the build and assembly of prototype parts with the agreed-to process. Personally, ensures that the design and engineering data is released on-time to ensure the highest quality assemblies for testing and the customer.

  • Leads root cause analysis in the resolution of any test failures. Reviews the analysis with the appropriate engineering management resources to resolve any particularly difficult problems. Ensures the appropriate management teams are aware of any potential safety concern.

  • Generates optimized DVP&R with appropriate support groups assuring the minimum number of prototypes are being tested and the best choice of reliability techniques are used to determine test duration, number of samples and types of tests.

  • Generates DFMEAs prior to release of prototype tooling.

  • Reviews FEA/analysis/testing prior to finalizing concept, release of prototype tooling and release of production tooling to ensure design meets desired criteria/specifications.

  • Supports development of technical solutions to define and meet business objectives (cost, performance, timing, weight and investment).

  • Executes best practices and early detection for BSR, generates BS&R roadmaps to meet program/ product initiatives.

  • Uses the right tool/technology for providing technical solution to program/product issues.

  • Is aware of advancing technology and implements them as appropriate.

  • Executes other assignments as directed

    Specific Functions-Administrative Responsibilities

    • Facilitates and recommends necessary or required training for designers and support personnel for all basic technical skill requirements.

    • Supports development of and meets the agreed-to budget for the product. Ensures customer scope changes are documented, budgeted and approved prior to commencement of activity.

    • Executes and supports all ADIENT strategic direction/initiatives and systems including PDfSS, CPP, PLUS, off-shore design, etc.

    • Provides input to management for implementation of career planning and personal development of program/product staff.

    • Provides input for annual performance reviews for program/product staff.

    • Supports the program/product team in resolving customer technical issues.

      Education and Experience
      Degree in Engineering or Equivalent Experience. 5-8 years in engineering. Complete Seat experience preferred.
      Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With approximately 75,000 employees in 33 countries, Adient operates 208 manufacturing/assembly plants worldwide. We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing - and into more than 20 million vehicles every year.
      ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Manpower Group Inc., Detroit , Lead Product Engineer, Engineering , Plymouth, Michigan

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