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Product Engineer

Kelly Services
Sparta, IL 62286
**Product Engineer:**


**GENERAL SUMMARY**


Provides technical expertise in handling customer-driven and internal product changes, launching new products, and post-launch activities, ensuring successful execution of changes and launching of new products, and customer satisfaction. As part of the Engineering team, contributes to the attainment of department goals/objectives and to the establishment of guidelines, documentation, planning/development and advancement of the department. Demonstrates Spartans Core Operating Values through actions and behaviors


**PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS**

**(Listed in order of time-spent or importance). Includes the following, but not limited to:**


**Launch Engineering Activities**


1. Provides project management and technical leadership in launch activities, ensuring the New Product Review process (NPR) is followed.

2. Maintains budgets within the guidelines for Tooling Manufacturing Order (TMO).

3. Establishes and receives approval for the cash flow.

4. Works within the Customers Quality Management System requirements for product development, special characteristics, and submission guidelines. (APQP, NMR, SQAM, QS are examples of these specifications).

5. Performs procurement functions, which includes, establishing performance specifications on all purchases such as gage R&R, production rates, quality levels and machine efficiencies.

6. Supports Manufacturing Engineering in the development of die cast, M&A, and material flow processes.

7. Participates in or leads in the creation of testing matrix that assures product and process validation.

8. Handles post launch activities and engineering changes.


**Product Engineering Activities**


1. Leads and manages all customer-driven and internal product changes. Assesses the impact of customer or Spartan requested changes on product shape, manufacturability, process, function, special characteristics, and quality. Assesses the impact of changes on product financials (amortization balance) and capacity (volume/cycle time changes).

2. Participates in design reviews for new products, tools, processes, and equipment. Reviews designs for manufacturability and performs risk assessments.

3. Leads all design efforts for product, components and tooling for die cast and M&A operations.

4. Participates in die cast and machining and assembly equipment run-offs.

5. Assists in quoting the costs and timing associated with changes on products.

6. Issues purchase orders to suppliers for work associated with product engineering changes.

7. Authors and keeps timeline associated with implementing product changes.

8. Provides oversight of tooling, process, and document changes associated with the requested change and with assistance from Manufacturing and Quality Engineering.


**Other**


1. Participates in lean manufacturing initiatives and incorporates lean and continuous improvement concepts in work activities and completion of projects.

2. Participates in the continuous improvement meetings and assists in efforts to improve quality and profitability of products.

3. Participates in quality audits of production processes to assure current production meets expectations of defined requirements.

4. Participates in customer complaint reviews and 8-D process for completing corrective actions.

5. Contributes to and supports the existence of a positive work environment through personal involvement by communicating, interacting and behaving in a manner that promotes productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, customers, and others with whom such relationships are important to the success of company operations.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.


**Supervisory Responsibilities -** Does not have supervisory responsibilities or direct reports. Facilitates group meetings to accomplish tasks and troubleshoot problems.


**QUALIFICATIONS Education, Certifications, Training, Experience**


**Required:**


+ Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field

+ 3-5 years engineering experience ($90-$95k)

+ 5-10 years engineering experience ($95k - $98k)

+ 10+ years of progressive work experience in Engineering in a manufacturing environment and2+ years experience in project management, including meeting facilitation and presentation experience ($100k - $103k)


**Preferred:** Experience in lean manufacturing processes; High volume automotive with automated machining, assembly, and tooling experience.


**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (required, unless stated as preferred)**


**Computer, technical, mechanical, mathematical and/or scientific skills**


+ Proficient skills in MS Word and Excel.

+ Proficient skills in CAD, PQ2, GD & T, and 5s and visual factory concepts.

+ Solid knowledge in the following preferred:


+ gating, runner design, PQ2 diagrams, atomization, gate velocity, and tool design.

+ Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques and programs.

+ blueprint/part print reading skills.


+ Solid understanding and experience in moldflow modeling simulations and interpretations.

+ Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.


**Communication skills Verbal, Written, Training, Presenting, etc.**


+ Proficient verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and management and with external contacts.

+ Ability to write work instructions that can be easily understood by others.

+ Ability to develop and write moderately complex specifications. Ability to write basic to moderately complex documents, correspondence, training materials, manuals, etc.

+ Ability to make presentations, conduct productive meetings and lead group discussions.

+ Ability to teach others.


Problem Solving and Decision Making skills


+ Analytical, investigative, problem solving and process analysis skills, demonstrating the ability to participate in or lead problem solving discussions, examine various variables and sets of data and make decisions as to how to solve moderately complex to complex problems, and to create or improve a process.

+ Ability to identify and resolve issues and determine priorities without direct supervision.

+ Strong decision making skills, demonstrating the ability to use technical knowledge, research, facts and decision models to make moderately complex to complex decisions.

+ Ability use knowledge, experience and research to make decisions in unfamiliar, unusual and/or complex situations, which do not match previous issues/problems.

+ Ability to make sound decisions and judgments.


Leadership skills and/or Project Management skills


+ Ability to delegate and empower the people you work with to accomplish the goals of the project without having direct authority over them. (11T)


**OTHER additional skills, travel and shift/schedule requirements, etc. (required, unless stated as preferred)**


+ Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and professionalism.

+ Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, including balancing priorities and deliverables.

+ Ability to effectively work with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.

+ Ability to work well within a team and lead department projects and teams.

+ Ability to work independently.


+ Must be able to travel to other company and customer sites as required.


**PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS**


**The physical/mental and working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.**


Safety, Health and Environmental:


Required to follow all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures to support facility compliance.


**Physical Demands:**


While performing the duties of the job, the team member will:


+ Sit at a computer workstation for extended periods of time while performing assigned duties.

+ Occasional travel to company locations and customer sites by car and airplane.


**Work Environment:**


**The office environment is well lighted and climate controlled. Working conditions in the foundry include: hot temperatures in the summer and cool temperatures in the winter and is subjected to continuous noise.**


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-08

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