Posted on 
Sep 16

Manufacturing Engineer (NPI)

Position Overview:

As a member of the New Product Introduction team, the NPI Manufacturing Engineer has the primary responsibility of being the first to set up manufacturing process & builds for new product prototypes and samples prior to transitioning them to production through sustaining manufacturing team. You will also be the voice of manufacturing during early design concepts with engineering. Focus on safety, proper inventory management, minimalization of production disruption, quality, and lean processes are critical for success.

About the Role – You will:
- Accountable for safety, cost and quality targets for the builds.
- Develop, coordinate and improve manufacturing methods, using knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.
- Analyze and plan work force usage, space requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
- Support 1st article manufacturing validation activity for design changes; write clear, detailed job instructions; create and implement process control plans.
- Estimate production times, staffing requirements, research and purchase enabling manufacturing technology.
- Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and have a strong voice for new product design for manufacturability.
- Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes; work with Product Engineering to identify and correct product related issues on the line.
- Confer with vendors and engineering to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards.

About Our Group:

  • Battery manufacturing is at the core of Proterra’s growing business, and we strive to be a World Class Operation
  • We work tirelessly to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the New Product Introduction team
  • You will report to the Manager – New Product Introduction and collaborate with other team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to all levels of the organization
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust, credibility, and integrity
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; must be able to work any shift as needed based on production needs.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Associated Degree plus 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment that includes strong functional hands-on experience.
- Process design, layout, high speed automation production line experience a plus
- Entry level of understanding of lean manufacturing concepts
- Preferred knowledge of GD&T, basic Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and electro-mechanical systems.
- Proficient in 3D modeling software and MS applications
- Ability to use power tools and measuring tools

You might also have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Associated Degree plus 2+ years’ experience

Location: Burlingame, CA
Travel: 5 to 15%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Description

Position Overview:

As a member of the New Product Introduction team, the NPI Manufacturing Engineer has the primary responsibility of being the first to set up manufacturing process & builds for new product prototypes and samples prior to transitioning them to production through sustaining manufacturing team. You will also be the voice of manufacturing during early design concepts with engineering. Focus on safety, proper inventory management, minimalization of production disruption, quality, and lean processes are critical for success.

About the Role – You will:
- Accountable for safety, cost and quality targets for the builds.
- Develop, coordinate and improve manufacturing methods, using knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.
- Analyze and plan work force usage, space requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
- Support 1st article manufacturing validation activity for design changes; write clear, detailed job instructions; create and implement process control plans.
- Estimate production times, staffing requirements, research and purchase enabling manufacturing technology.
- Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and have a strong voice for new product design for manufacturability.
- Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes; work with Product Engineering to identify and correct product related issues on the line.
- Confer with vendors and engineering to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards.

About Our Group:

  • Battery manufacturing is at the core of Proterra’s growing business, and we strive to be a World Class Operation
  • We work tirelessly to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the New Product Introduction team
  • You will report to the Manager – New Product Introduction and collaborate with other team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to all levels of the organization
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust, credibility, and integrity
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; must be able to work any shift as needed based on production needs.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Associated Degree plus 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment that includes strong functional hands-on experience.
- Process design, layout, high speed automation production line experience a plus
- Entry level of understanding of lean manufacturing concepts
- Preferred knowledge of GD&T, basic Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and electro-mechanical systems.
- Proficient in 3D modeling software and MS applications
- Ability to use power tools and measuring tools

You might also have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Associated Degree plus 2+ years’ experience

Location: Burlingame, CA
Travel: 5 to 15%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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