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

  1. Complex blueprint reading and interpretation.
  2. Inspection terminology, methods, and procedures.
  3. Plastic materials characteristics.
  4. Measuring device usage, care and calibration (i.e. height gauges, sine bar, surface plate set-up.)   Optical comparator - special.  Gauge design and gauge studies.
  5. Statistical Process and Quality Control.
  6. Interpretation of ANSI/ASQC and MIL standards.
  7. Design of Experiments Technology.
  8. Geometric Tolerance.
  9. Use of a CMM.
  10. AIAG Quality systems and procedures
  11. FMEA's.
  12. Written and verbal communication skills.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:  Product Development Engineer

  1. Utilize inspection expert to hex drawings
  2. Generate TMTR Template (Tolerance, Measurement & Testing  Review). This will become our ISIR template
    1. Evaluate print dimension and tolerance feasibility
    2. Evaluate # of critical dimensions and capability requirement and related feasibility
    3. Evaluate Measurement method feasibility
    4. Evaluate testing requirements and feasibility
  3. Utilize Document Approval Form (DAF) to document findings and  initiate document release process
  4. Responsible for initial Gage Concept based on TT process control dimensions (Start Up Dimension) and customer GD&T
  5. Get customer approval on TMTR  and Gage concept as well as drive any open issues with customer related to these items
  6. Responsible for development and approval of measurement techniques to drive out any correlation requirements (Customer Vs. TT Plant Vs. TT China)
  7. Evaluate new Rev changes to determine impact of changes on parts, gages, APQP documents, tooling, measurement techniques, automation, packaging
  8.  APQP responsibility (PFMEA, Process Flow, Control Plan, PPAP Etc.)
    1. Use standard template and modify to represent unique characteristics of the part
    2. Work with customer to understand functionality, failure mode in their assembly, refine to acceptability, each customer has their own interpretations
    3. Negotiate with customer to minimize volume of features on control plan, yet maintain sufficient control of part
    4. Clarify customer requirements for critical characteristics, how many parts, frequency of inspection, reporting method
    5. Responsible to set boundary samples and inspection criteria
    6. Responsible to ensure EPICOR and other systems are updated to current approved revision
    7. Responsible for development of packaging specs.( process engineer usually gives input)
    8. Generate IMDS and record in PPAP documentation. Requires follow-up and training of suppliers
  9. ISIR Review- Responsible for ISIR analysis, verification and visual summary  report (we need to create automated macros that can generate visual reports)
  10. Coordinate design and construction of gage
  11. Coordinate GRR and develop solutions for any gages that fail maximum limits
  12. Develop instructions and train as needed
  13. Support efficient process development and improvements through DOE and statistical analysis (technical/statistical support for Process Engineers)
  14. Interface with suppliers for PPAP and on-going quality issues
  15. Responsible for Proval or GP12 Activity
    1. Generating and reviewing Scrap as well as Pareto of scrap during process development, Run at rate and first three production runs
    2. Responsible for driving corrective action to fix these issues through Process, tooling and customer.
    3. Responsible for eliminating for GP 12 in a timely manner
  16. Handle all customer complaints, returns, sorting and Corrective actions during new product launch process
  17. Support NPL with TS preparation by performing internal audits, one - two per year
  18. Perform supplier audits
  19. Apply Guiding Principles while carrying out job responsibilities.