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Project Engineer - Engines

Muskegon, MI 49442

Posted: 10/18/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Mechanical Engineers Job Number: 78751

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Position reports to the Director of Engineering and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Leader for Engine technical issues in support of the program and customer.
  • Responsible for engine and engine sub system design, analysis, problem solving/corrective action reports, engine integration, and performance in the application.
  • Lead interface for technical discussion with Customers, Suppliers, Contractors, and Departments to optimize designs and manage development to meet cost, quality, and schedule commitments.
  • Technical lead of cross-functional matrixed engineering team (ME, EE, Software, etc.) to oversee work quality and ensure engineering contract deliverables are met.
  • Completes monthly estimate to complete assessments for projects, and delivers data to program finance and program management.
  • Supports program management for all technical aspects of a program that may include SOW, schedule, cost and risk.
  • Monitors and reports activity status, schedule, actual vs. budgeted hours, and engineering forecasts for technical areas of program.
  • Approves engineering technical reports for submission to the customer.
  • Accountable for engine system level requirements and derivation of design requirements from vehicle level.
  • Estimates engineering costs and is technical lead for new engine proposals, lead for engine related technical special assignments, and lead for engine design and process improvement related projects.
  • Indirectly (dotted line report) manages engineering resources assigned to the engine programs, assigns out direct engineering assignments, and evaluates employee performance.
  • Ensure Design Verification Test plans adequately capture all data to assess requirements compliance.

Required Education/Experience: 
  • Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent technical BS degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 15 years of experience.
  • In depth product knowledge engine design, engine performance parameters, and vehicle performance.
  • Engineering knowledge of mechanics; hydraulics; engine parts such as gears, crankcases, connecting rods, camshafts, and housings; knowledge of performance parameters such as speed, RPM, torque, power and gear ratios; understanding of sub-systems like fuel, coolant, oil, valve train; understanding of component stress and strain; and basic knowledge of engine component manufacturing.
  • Understanding of powerpack integration into vehicles, and how engines operation impacts the vehicle performance.
  • Project management experience and ability to use MS Project to create schedules.
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills, including the ability to coach and lead 8D investigations.
  • Highly organized and able to multitask on many different projects at once.
  • Must be able to move freely, with or without reasonable accommodation, throughout a manufacturing environment.
  • GD&T knowledge, ability to read machining and assembly prints, and understanding of bill of materials and processes.
  • Proven ability to make technical decisions, complete project objectives within budget and schedule, and work with little supervision.
  • Proven ability to work well with others in a cross-functional environment while working on multiple projects.
  • Ability to track metrics and report status of engineering activities.
  • Ability to utilize all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to write and review technical reports.
  • Ability to get security clearance.

Preferred Experience:
  • Product knowledge of the engine, powerpack integration into tracked vehicles, and experience with dynamometer testing.
  • An understanding of working with CAD models and programs in Pro E (Creo) and AutoCAD.
  • Experience in regulated aerospace/military manufacturing environment with CNC Machining, complex assembly and product test.
  • MS degree in engineering.

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