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Launch Engineer Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket. With our product portfolio, dedication to quality, global reach, entrepreneurial setting and competitive strength, we're at a great place to build a lasting career. We are looking for a Launch Engineer Manager. The Launch Engineer Manager supports the manufacturing organization in flawlessly launching new product. Understands and executes the Tenneco launch gate process and drives execution of deliverables, both individually and from the team.
Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.

  • Effectively leads indirect reporting individuals.
  • Utilizes technical expertise to implement / oversee the implementation of cost reduction ideas.
  • Supports or manages (as assigned) the technical direction & coordination for equipment installations & start-ups.
  • Justifies and creates supporting documentation for Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR).
  • Promotes and monitors the utilization of standard process, equipment, tooling, and product.
  • Implements and ensures proper handshake of process, equipment, and tooling into receiving plants utilizing Tenneco launch process.
  • Develops supporting documentation / templates to report to management and proves progress of each launch gate.
  • Leads meetings to track and reports the progress of critical projects, identifies roadblocks to success, necessary counter-measures, and amendments to development plans.
  • Coordinates and tracks process activity to ensure timely production and delivery of launch items.
  • Verifies gates of launch process have been met prior to shipment and arranges shipments. This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
  • Tracks product design and process changes and highlight impacts to cost, quality, and delivery during program development.
  • Loads, tracks, reports and prepares for major milestones following company APQP process. Updates cross-functional team and management.
  • Identifies roadblocks and hurdles early allowing for adequate escalation / resolution.
  • Assists internal and external contacts to resolve product and process problems.
  • Coordinates design reviews, ensures adequate participation from cross-functional departments and team members. Details all countermeasures for management review. Develops risk matrix and resolution for program direction.
  • Participates in customer product development teams, reviews issues and tracks to closure.
    Required ExperienceEDUCATION: Bachelors' Degree in Engineering or related discipline. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 5+ years of related manufacturing engineering and / or product launch experience.Global or multi-national business experience strongly preferred.Previous metal forming experience is a plus.Proven planning abilities, including successful execution of such plans.Strong initiative and the ability to work well in a team environment.Demonstrated use of a team-oriented approach.Experience developing a new process for a new product, including experience creating process flow diagrams, PFMEA's, standard work and control plans.Experience working with equipment and tooling suppliers and following progress through launch.Proficiency with PC applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and flow-charting software.Knowledge of manufacturing process development, fixture design, tooling / gage design, and equipment design. Ability to travel in support of job function 15-25%(NACA facilities, suppliers etc.). Some International travel required
    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco, Elkhart , Launch Engineer Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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