New Product Development Engineer

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The New Product Development (NPD) Engineer position is a key role in Portescap's Slotted Brushless DC motor product line. These products are used in surgical hand tools and surgical robotics systems, as well as in aerospace and in other industrial applications. The NPD Engineer is tasked with leading the manufacturing process development to successfully transition prototype motor designs to final production. He or she is responsible for developing the process flow and documentation of standard work, as well as leading the design & validation of new product tooling, fixtures, and equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop the manufacturing process for new Brushless DC motor products
  • Create and execute validation plans based on customer requirements and project needs
  • Create training material and conduct training / coaching sessions for assembly personnel
  • Support manufacturing ramp-up through troubleshooting and effective problem-solving
  • Work closely with R&D to understand design concept and challenges during prototype build
  • Work closely with assembly personnel in the development of production procedures
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data and operator feedback to identify and address build issues
  • Drive yield and manufacturability improvements while maintaining quality and safety standards
  • Facilitate action plans and execute critical actions on time and with high quality
  • Champion the Altra company's culture and core values: teamwork, continuous improvement, performance measurement, integrity, personal responsibility

Critical Competencies

  • High sense of urgency and results driven
  • Strong written, verbal, and computer skills
  • Ability to work in a cross functional, manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to use data & designed experiments to make decisions & solve problems
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
  • Understanding of electromechanical test equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, dynamometers)
  • Familiarity with various manufacturing equipment and processes (laser welding, transfer molding, lathe machine, milling machine, CNC)
  • Familiarity with inspection and measurement tools (CMM, Caliper, Micrometer, Gages)
  • Familiarity with CAD modeling, tooling design, and 3D printing
  • Familiarity with documentation and process control

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years of engineering experience
  • A strong understanding of quality systems and other process improvement tools
  • Knowledge of molding processes strongly preferred; experience with transfer molding and transfer mold tooling design is a strong plus
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing / Problem Solving tools is preferred
  • Experience with QS and ISO requirements is preferred

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