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Project Leader

Company: ThyssenKrupp
Location: Fishers
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Your responsibilitiesProject leader manages a portfolio of tk Steering Column and I-shaft projects with highly diverse project teams located in Mexico, Europe, and the USA. Project Leader will be reporting to the Platform Leader.The expectation from Project Leader is to continuously act as "the CEO of the project". This requires high level of leadership, technical knowledge, and interpersonal skills to launch and manage projects successfully by meeting performance, quality, cost and timing targets for assigned projects and customer.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The main duties and responsibilities are included, but not limited, in the list below. Other duties may be assigned as the organization evolves with products and customers.

  • Lead & manage tk Steering Mechanical Product Life Cycle (MPLC) process starting from customer nomination throughout end of life for products in the assigned project portfolio
  • Manage project and product master data in Agile PLM, and project management systems.
  • Manage release of products, documents, and components in Agile PLM according to MPLC.
  • Responsible for managing all design related activities with PD and Core engineering groups to ensure following are defined properly:
    • Print dimensions / specification
    • Bill Of Material (BOM),
    • Product testing / validation
    • Define new testing equipment needs
      • Lead change management for project portfolio. Ensure change control process is always followed.
      • Review & approve validation / test plan to ensure products meet design performance targets.
      • Review & approve tests/FEA/Stack-up/etc. results & reports
      • Lead Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (D-FMEA) process, and ensure it's completed on time and to customer's satisfaction.
        • Support new design development and packaging study with Product Development Engineer, conduct design feasibility/manufacturability investigation with the suppliers.
        • Identify risks associated with the projects (design, quality, timing, cost), report out findings, employ risk mitigation and risk management methods.
        • Verify and maintain BOM for prototype builds. Manage prototype RFQ process, and manage prototype builds to ensure on time delivery to customer.
        • Create and manage project timing plans according MPLC.
          • Cascade project timing down to Purchasing, STA, Suppliers, Plants, Process Engineering, and other teams to ensure project teams work in synchronization and activities are completed on time.
          • Support Account and Sales Managers to ensure correct and on time RFQ response to customer.
          • Identify technical issues and resolve them utilizing 5D, 8D, DMAIC, DFSS, Lean 6-sigma problem solving methodologies.
          • Act as the interface for customers and suppliers when it's necessary
          • Travel to customer engineering locations, customer plants , tkS plants and suppliers in the U.S., Mexico and Europe to support project activities when needed.The position may require up to 25% domestic and international travel at project peak times in a year.Your profileTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience:
            • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field. Advanced Engineering Degree or MBA is a plus.
            • Over 3 years of experience in the automotive industry or similar industry.
            • Experience required in: Project scheduling, CAD design/development, GD&T, FEA, FMEA, engineering problem solving methods (5D, 8D, DMAIC, DFSS, Lean 6-sigma), APQP, PPAP
            • Experience in the following is a plus: Engineering statistics &, DOE, Design for manufacturability, and AIAG automotive standards, customer systems (WERS, Team Center, Cement, GPIRS, VPP, etc..)Computer and Technology Skills:
              • Expertise required: Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS Projects, Team Center VisMockup or similar CAD software.
              • Familiarity with the following is a plus: IBM Lotus Notes , Q-Das Statistical, Minitab or similar analytical software.Your Benefits With Us
                • medical, dental, vision plans
                • 401k with 5% match
                • 15 days of PTO per year(prorated depending on start date)
                • 9 paid holiday days

Keywords: ThyssenKrupp, Fishers , Project Leader, Other , Fishers, Indiana

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