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Lead Manufacturing Engineer- Robotics Team

Company: DEKA Research & Development
Location: Manchester
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer with an interest in supply chain to join our growing team in Manchester! This role will ensure that products are designed, built, and produced in accordance materials, specifications and quality.

If you are a Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer with a background in supply chain we would like to hear from you!

How will you make an impact:

  • Evaluating and understanding of the design intent, manufacturability, GD&T of components and assemblies specs for transition into the mass production.
  • Reviewing design documents and Specification and working with the design team to finalize them
  • Detailed assessments and critical DFM review of engineering designs/drawings/specifications of components and assemblies.
  • Providing analysis and recommendations for feature and manufacturing cost tradeoffs, during the design phase.
  • Identify the manufacturing technologies relevant to new design concepts, advise the design team on the best and effective means to execute.
  • Identifying improvements and drive actions back to design or advancing process working with the sourcing team at the supplier or tooling improvements
  • Evaluating and finalizing inspection and test requirements
  • Working with the sourcing team to develop strategy for these designs and provide estimates or review quotes of cost, and tooling required to execute.
  • Working with the sourcing team to develop comprehensive, cost effective manufacturing strategies, including supplier selection, to drive product team decisions on sourcing to achieve cost targets.
  • Working with design team and suppliers on DFMEA, PFMEA,
  • Develop manufacturing cost models to feed advisory information to the design teams
  • Working with CM and to drive quality and cost
  • Evaluating and finalizing on a scaled launch approach for designs concepts. Matching time and concepts to execute with appropriate maturity of design. Ex. Machined approach to start thru to a tooled approach in later time.
  • Manage this maturity and progression thru to full execution, including ROI justifications.
  • Managing the manufacturing of prototypes used in new product development, including selecting the most appropriate prototype methods and executing prototype development to support new product design trials.
  • Conceive, design, develop, implement fixtures and jigs for prototype and production line.

    To be successful in this role, you will need the following skills and experience:
    • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar with Manufacturing focus
    • 5+ years of experience in supply chain development, sourcing management, and /or strong manufacturing engineering background which includes NPI and CM experience
    • Experience manufacturing electro mechanical products at scale, including machined, cast, forged, PCBA and cables and plastic components.
    • Experience, taking a product from launch to scale
    • Design skills including GD&T, design validation, and inspection
    • Demonstrated Pro-E/Creo proficiency.
    • Experience in should-cost analysis and models to evaluate Cost of Goods
    • Experience with Six Sigma tools and Lean Manufacturing concepts.
    • Top-notch analytical/negotiation skills
    • Excels at both strategic and tactical thinking
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Comfortable working with and influencing across multiple functional teams

      About DEKA:

      One hour from the beach, Boston, and the mountains, the historic Amoskeag Millyard once housed the largest textile mills in the world. It is now home to DEKA Research and Development, where we are taking the same innovation and cutting-edge technology into the modern age.

      Behind DEKA's brick walls sits a team of professionals who strive to make a difference every day through thoughtful engineering, design, and manufacturing. Here at DEKA, some of the most innovative and life-changing products of our time are created, and new ideas are always welcome and explored.

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Keywords: DEKA Research & Development, Manchester , Lead Manufacturing Engineer- Robotics Team, Engineering , Manchester, New Hampshire

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