Saicon Consultants Inc.
Manufacturing Engineer Location: Doraville, GA Duration: 6 Months Contract to Hire Bill Rate: DOE on W2 The DFM Engineer is responsible for supporting the development and launch of new products and technologies in the SSB portfolio by connecting Innovation and Operations. This support begins by evaluating early concepts through the launch of new products. The primary role of the NPI Engineer will be to lead the Design for Manufacturing activities, for assigned projects, to ensure products are optimal for manufacturing and are of the highest quality. To accomplish this, the NPI Engineer will lead FMEA discussions, manage early product pilots, influence the product design by applying manufacturing best practices, and manage the resolution of any design risks. They will work very closely with NPD, Brand, Engineering, Sourcing, Quality, and Manufacturing, among other teams, to collaborate and effectively launch new products. Essential Duties & Responsibilities • Lead the DFM activities and deliverables for assigned projects • Communicate requirements and risks associated with launching new products to the project team and large cross-functional audiences. Drive decisions on the readiness to launch new products. • Manage the early product and/or technology pilots by identifying material needs, scheduling time in manufacturing, establishing success criteria, and managing issue resolution • Create the required documentation to support each pilot including: Material Checklists, Pilot Data Collection Forms, Pilot Results Summary, and Issue Tracker • Be a voice for manufacturing and a leader of change to continuously look for improvement opportunities to make future products and launches better than the last • Serve as an SME of the piloting process, to ensure pilots are right sized for the complexity of the new program • Create and apply DFM tools that identify design risks early, to support a faster and more successful product launch • Lead the FMEA discussions with the cross-functional team to identify design risks and the applicable actions to reduce or minimize the risk • Collaborate with manufacturing leaders and other tenured staff on new designs to get early feedback on potential risks or concerns • Participate on regularly schedule project calls and provide feedback on deliverable status and project risks Experience/Education • Industrial or Mechanical Engineering Degree • Min 5-year work experience in an Engineering role • No product drafting or modeling work required for role (i.e. AutoCAD, Solidworks, Revit, etc.) • Manufacturing experience and experience launching new products desired • Enjoy working with large teams and leading groups to learn and find new solutions together • Able to work in a fast-paced, team environment and perform short notice assignments with flexibility • Knowledgeable in use of MS Office suite • Able to communicate at all levels and cross functionally and maintain cooperative relationships • Exemplify a high level of personal conviction and spirit; able to work with little supervision and prioritize work assignments so they are completed on time • Team-oriented work approach; initiative, flexibility, and able to work in a team setting • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills • Travel to manufacturing locations up to 15% • Work is primarily sedentary in nature