Product Development Engineer (PDE - MN) Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Salary:||USD65000 - USD75000 per year + bonus|
Product Development Engineer
EDUCATION LEVEL REQUIRED - Product Development Engineer
Four year college education leading to a bachelors degree or four years of specialized training. ASQC certification as a Quality Technician is preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - Product Development Engineer
Over two years, up to and including four years.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED - Product Development Engineer
- Complex blueprint reading and interpretation.
- Inspection terminology, methods, and procedures.
- Plastic materials characteristics.
- Measuring device usage, care and calibration (i.e. height gauges, sine bar, surface plate set-up.) Optical comparator - special. Gauge design and gauge studies.
- Statistical Process and Quality Control.
- Interpretation of ANSI/ASQC and MIL standards.
- Design of Experiments Technology.
- Geometric Tolerance.
- Use of a CMM.
- AIAG Quality systems and procedures
- Written and verbal communication skills.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Product Development Engineer
- Utilize inspection expert to hex drawings
- Generate TMTR Template (Tolerance, Measurement & Testing Review). This will become our ISIR template
- Evaluate print dimension and tolerance feasibility
- Evaluate # of critical dimensions and capability requirement and related feasibility
- Evaluate Measurement method feasibility
- Evaluate testing requirements and feasibility
- Utilize Document Approval Form (DAF) to document findings and initiate document release process
- Responsible for initial Gage Concept based on TT process control dimensions (Start Up Dimension) and customer GD&T
- Get customer approval on TMTR and Gage concept as well as drive any open issues with customer related to these items
- Responsible for development and approval of measurement techniques to drive out any correlation requirements (Customer Vs. TT Plant Vs. TT China)
- Evaluate new Rev changes to determine impact of changes on parts, gages, APQP documents, tooling, measurement techniques, automation, packaging
- APQP responsibility (PFMEA, Process Flow, Control Plan, PPAP Etc.)
- Use standard template and modify to represent unique characteristics of the part
- Work with customer to understand functionality, failure mode in their assembly, refine to acceptability, each customer has their own interpretations
- Negotiate with customer to minimize volume of features on control plan, yet maintain sufficient control of part
- Clarify customer requirements for critical characteristics, how many parts, frequency of inspection, reporting method
- Responsible to set boundary samples and inspection criteria
- Responsible to ensure EPICOR and other systems are updated to current approved revision
- Responsible for development of packaging specs.( process engineer usually gives input)
- Generate IMDS and record in PPAP documentation. Requires follow-up and training of suppliers
- ISIR Review- Responsible for ISIR analysis, verification and visual summary report (we need to create automated macros that can generate visual reports)
- Coordinate design and construction of gage
- Coordinate GRR and develop solutions for any gages that fail maximum limits
- Develop instructions and train as needed
- Support efficient process development and improvements through DOE and statistical analysis (technical/statistical support for Process Engineers)
- Interface with suppliers for PPAP and on-going quality issues
- Responsible for Proval or GP12 Activity
- Generating and reviewing Scrap as well as Pareto of scrap during process development, Run at rate and first three production runs
- Responsible for driving corrective action to fix these issues through Process, tooling and customer.
- Responsible for eliminating for GP 12 in a timely manner
- Handle all customer complaints, returns, sorting and Corrective actions during new product launch process
- Support NPL with TS preparation by performing internal audits, one - two per year
- Perform supplier audits
- Apply Guiding Principles while carrying out job responsibilities.