Project Engineer - New Product Introduction in Tulsa, OK at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/14/2021

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Project Engineer - New Product Introduction

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions:  

Lead the NPI (New Product introduction) process for assigned products.  Responsible for developing and managing the plan/schedule and overseeing the manufacturing process development, from customer order receipt though transition to full-rate production. 

  • Lead the concept, development and implementation of manufacturing processes for assigned products by establishing project timelines, identifying resource requirements, and evaluate performance through periodic reviews.

  • Provide engineering technical support and oversight to process engineering, purchasing, production, quality, contract management, and suppliers

  • Evaluate alternate manufacturing process options based on quality, efficiency, and speed

  • Approve all documentation used in the production of assigned products, including routers, , work instructions, work aids, tooling drawings and test & measurement equipment.

  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs, reviewing production schedules, and estimating future requirements.

  • Resolve issues and delays during initial prototype and production runs

  • Provide technical input to bids and proposals team for RFQ (Request For Quote) responses.

  • Coordinate with senior management and maintain knowledge on product status and prepare appropriate reports.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic circuit card manufacturing and assembly

  • Experience leading successful NPI’s

  • Prior experience with product transfer to/from/between contract manufacturers.

  • Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, prioritize, and resolve problems

  • Proficient in technical writing, excellent communiction and documentation skills.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, schematics and  specifications.

  • Experience with an ISO-9000 AS-9000 environment.

  • Understanding of DMAIC, RCCA, DOE, 6-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing highly desired.

  • Understand production needs and machine requirements

  • Flexible with high energy, able to handle multiple tasks.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  1. MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word and MS Exchange/Outlook.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:

  1. BSEE, BSEET, or BSME is preferred.

  2. Experience leading product NPIs

  3. 4-6 years experience in engineering functions in electronics manufacturing

  4. Experience in labor, cycle time and defect reduction

  5. Experience in a fast-paced environment

    Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  1. None


Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                                                 Lift /Carry            

Stand - Frequently                                                               10 lbs or less - Frequently

Walk - Occasionally                                                             11-20 lbs - Frequently

Sit - Frequently                                                                    21-50 lbs - Occasionally     

Climb – Occasionally                                                           51-100 lbs - Occasionally

Crawl - N/A                                                                           Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                                           

Bend - Occasionally                                                             Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Frequently                                        10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Reach Outward - Frequently                                             10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                              20-50 lbs - Occasionally

Drive - N/A                                                                            50-100 lbs - Occasionally

                                                                                                Over 100 lbs - N/A

N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required:

  1. Moderate noise levels

  2. Light manufacturing environment

  3. Occasional overnight travel – extended durations of up to five days

  4. Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

11616 East 51st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74146
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled