Senior NPI/Manufacturing Engineer
(DFx, CM/supplier management, Manufacturing/process readiness for electro-mechanical systems)

Role Summary:
As a NPI/Manufacturing Engineer at Wavemaker Labs, your core application experience and capability in NPD/NPI and manufacturing readiness will allow you to shine. You will work with our talented team to accelerate product development.
Job Type: Full-Time

  • Commit to desired outcomes … define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously
  • Challenge assumptions … to ensure great outcomes
  • Prudent optimism … glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions
  • No egos, no jerks … no joke

  • Excellence/Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds the root cause of problems, owns/acts on resolving problems
  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team meet goals, welcomes new team members and promotes a team atmosphere
  • Learning/Self-Development: Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up to date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities

Required Experience / Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with engineering/development team members to ensure all products are designed for manufacturability, high quality, reliability, and within cost targets
  • Participate as needed in concept, alpha and beta development stages
  • Ensure all required specifications/documentation, materials, equipment and procedures are in place for all pre-production and production launches (BOMs, Work instructions, Control Drawings)
  • Lead design transfers of finished products, sub-assemblies, cables, components, etc.
  • Work with engineering/quality team to ensure all quality and inspection requirements are fully documented before product launch
  • Provide technical leadership and support to the installation, start-up, validation and transfer of new and replicated test/production equipment
  • Lead efforts to conduct PFMEA’s/MFMEA’s per production/manufacturing processes to identify possible risks
  • Collaboratively work with outsourced manufacturing/supplier partners to assess and develop the optimum manufacturing process, equipment and procedures
  • Drive internal expertise in electro-mechanical materials, fabrication processes and automated equipment utilization
  • Manage tooling and part approval process, along with appropriate fixturing and or assembly/automation needs
  • Support quality metrics and provide leadership in problem solving resolution and failure analysis (regarding build configurations, yields, line stoppages, bone pile, scrap rates, component failures, etc.)
  • Support ECO generation/implementation and liaison with all external suppliers
  • Implement supplier qualification audits as needed
  • Develop and implement quality and acceptance testing protocols for both suppliers and in-house material and components
  • Experience working directly with global CM’s and suppliers in Asia, US and Mexico
  • Support engineering in developing and implementing packaging/shipping design and specifications

Preferred Additional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s in manufacturing, mechanical or industrial engineering
  • 7+ years of practical experience and depth with electro-mechanical/robotic/automation systems
  • Proficient with mechanical CAD, Solidworks preferred
  • Demonstrated success in leading the resolution of challenging production issues
  • Thorough understanding of statistical quality methods and inspection techniques
  • Experience with Value Stream mapping, Kaizen, poka-yoke, Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement processes
  • Ability for global travel as necessary (post Covid restrictions)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced start-up environment, comfortable with wearing multiple hats at once, with a keen understanding of urgency, ownership and timing

Wavemaker Labs is a corporate innovation studio that builds disruptive technologies for corporate partners that need to innovate and grow.  Our goal is to help these partners think and execute like start-ups, and ultimately bring disruptive technology to market that advances their industry and business.  We’re focused on introducing new technologies across automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, and commerce.

Department: Product
This is a full time position

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