Direct and coordinate activities of a cross-functional Engineering team for the quotation, design, development, and launch of Truck-Lite custom OEM and proprietary products. Assures that projects are completed on time, to budget, and exceed customer expectations.
Develop and provide professional communications with OEM customers regarding project status, timing, risks and escalation.
Lead efforts to resolve all technical issues related to design, performance, compliance, manufacturability, and/or quality.
Analyze and provide technical input to designs, manufacturing methods, validation plans, and component designs. Components typically include injection molded plastic parts, die cast parts, stampings, and machined parts.
Serve as the primary technical interface for OEM customers as well as internal Sales & Marketing personnel.
Analyze technology trends and integrate latest technology into Truck-Lite products in conjunction with the Design group to ensure that Truck-Lite maintains its competitive advantage and status as the preferred supplier of lighting and visibility products.
Evaluate and resolve manufacturing and performance issues with Manufacturing and Quality Departments using problem solving and root cause analysis methods to reduce potential NCR’s and field issues, and to avoid customer dissatisfaction.
Assure that new products are developed and documented in accordance with internal NPI (New Product Introduction) procedures as well as TS16949 requirements.
Lead efforts to develop product specifications / definitions in conjunction with customers and sales personnel. Direct and coordinate activities of a cross-functional engineering team to complete new product quotations and develop capital budgets.
Support life cycle management (LCM) review initiatives on all products.
Assist with Corporate productivity improvement projects and the timely achievement of engineering productivity goals.
Lead customer visits at Truck-Lite facilities and/or customer sites (expected travel up to 25%).
Requires a 4-year engineering degree in any of the following disciplines: Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering. Candidates with other technical degrees will be considered based on relevant work experience. Prefer candidate with at least 5 years work experience in project management. Prefer candidates with advanced degrees and/or certification in project management such as PMP.
Due to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) requirements, all candidates must be presently classified as a “US Person" which includes: a United States citizen; a permanent legal resident (green card holder); or a protected individual (refugee/asylum status).
End of year office move from Falconer, NY to Erie, PA. Must be willing to work out of the new Erie, PA office location.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled