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Manufacturing Engineer (Cost Estimating/Technical Specialist)

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Job Number: 83

Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer Cost Estimator

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Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer (Cost Estimating/Technical Specialist) is primarily responsible for the analysis and quoting of the company’s new business opportunities. Involvement will range from the initial quote package review through the customer technical & cost reviews and up to the internal Post Award Project Line up Meetings. In addition to the cost estimating activities, this position will be looked on as the company’s Tooling Technical Specialist, providing guidance to the Manufacturing Engineers in all areas of tooling selection, design and issue resolution. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Procures the base line statement of work (SOW), roles and responsibilities matrix (RASI),component information (CAD & 2D Prints) and bill of materials (BOM) from the Business Development group and is responsible for reviewing this information to create a comprehensive list of questions and additional information required to quote the project.
  • Determining cost and timing impacts for the assembly process, square footage requirements, capital investments (equipment and facilities), direct and indirect labor.
  • Prepare and present Technical Presentations for customer reviews; to include detailed cycle time analysis, proposed equipment design, facility layout with material flow impacts, key error proofing concepts, project timing and program assumptions.
  • Prepare Project Line Up information for awarded business, with the assistance of business development, to communicate the quoted project cost and timing requirements, along with all program assumptions to the launch team.
  • Main Manufacturing Engineer interface with the customer during the new business award process.
  • Collect cost data from internal department representatives, sub contractors, and vendors as required.
  • Prepare and maintain historical cost data.
  • Help establish initial design goals, process and equipment specifications.
  • Provide guidance in equipment selection, overall operations and future expansion.
  • Drive lean concepts throughout the quoting and development phase of the project.
  • Assist with quoting large engineering changes on current business as requested.
  • Assist in evaluation of new suppliers, products and technologies to help maintain a competitive edge in the industry.
  • Review Customer Quote Documentation (SOW, RASI, BOM and CAD) to identify all project requirements and develop a comprehensive list of questions and additional information required to quote the project.
  • Determine required talk time and process efficiencies to accurately establish required process cycle times.
  • Determine the required assembly sequence, process steps and assembly methods based off of the customer provided information.
  • Accurately quote the required square footage requirements, all capital investments (equipment, tooling, and facility upgrades), and required direct / indirect labor.
  • Prepare and present Technical Presentations for customer reviews; to include detailed cycle time analysis, proposed equipment design, facility layout with material flow impacts, key error proofing concepts, project timing and program assumptions.
  • Prepare Project Line Up information for awarded business, with the assistance of business development, to communicate the quoted project cost and timing requirements, along with all program assumptions to the launch team.
  • Will be main Manufacturing Engineer interface with the customer during the new business award process.
  • Collect cost data from internal department representatives, sub contractors, and vendors as required.
  • As requested, provide support and guidance to the Engineering and Maintenance personnel in all areas of tooling selection, design and issue resolution.
  • As time allows assist with developing the Manufacturing Engineers Mechanical and Tooling knowledge in design and issue resolution.
  • Assist the Engineering group with updating corporate design standards / specifications in all Mechanical and Tooling areas.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

 

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and/or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

 

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

 

Piston Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status

 

Location: Redford, MI

Community / Marketing Title: Manufacturing Engineer (Cost Estimating/Technical Specialist)

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