Posted 7 days ago
Process Engineer - Electric Motors
TRG - Kokomo, IN
The Engineering Group Lead is responsible for leading Manufacturing Engineering functions for powertrain/propulsion programs. Their primary role is to guide their Engineering team to develop and launch processes that meet all objectives for safety, quality, delivery and cost.

  • Perform assessments for process changes and related investment requirements for cost studies
  • Oversee engineering scope definition, Requests for Quotes (RFQ's), sourcing, technical evaluations, design, manufacturing and installation of manufacturing equipment.
  • Manage and prioritize the Non-New Model (NNM) powertrain programs requests and ensure that approved programs are completed on time and within budget
  • Manage all New Model (NM) program's facilities aspects including site preparation and machine installation
  • Lead activities on programs ensuring successful implementation and tracking of the Iron Triangle (Scope, Timing and Cost)
  • Lead their team in the implementation of the corporate production methodology, supporting all activities including deployment of advanced SPW tools and guide systematic root cause problem solving methods to attack risks
  • Development/improvement of process and equipment standards related to manufacturing engineering
  • Support the Propulsion Manufacturing Plants located in Kokomo Indiana while maintaining a relationship with the North American and Global CoC initiatives.
  • Drive standardization across plants in all regions
  • Lead procurement, design, build, install, qualification and launch of facilities and process supporting equipment and infrastructure

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or technical equivalent
  • 3+ years manufacturing experience
  • 3+ years experience in with electric hairpin stator and rotor manufacturing.
  • Must be able to work and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Must have strong oral, written, presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and present data to all levels of the company in easily understandable formats
  • Ability to implement SPW principles and ability to lead effectively in a bargaining unit environment
  • High demonstration of leadership and teamwork characteristics.
  • Ability to embrace cross-functional teams responsible for developing, specifying, building and launching powertrain manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated abilities to plan and execute large scale projects in time and budget.
  • Ability to effectively lead, teach, coach and mentor employees.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build and develop the best teams.
  • Proficient with Microsoft tools
  • Flexibility to work all shifts
  • Daily, weekend and holiday availability
  • Flexibility to work at off-site locations.
  • International travel required, US passport or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of advanced problem-solving skills and ability to manage data analysis to identify root causes and attack them to closure.
  • Knowledge of cost studies and strategic planning a plus.
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Excel intermediate or advance knowledge

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to translate technical data and analysis into an executive summary format for presentation
  • Powertrain Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Experience in high volume electrical motor manufacturing including:
  • Stator
    • Paper folding/slot insertion
    • Winding experience for stators - Hair-pin forming/bending experience preferred
    • Laser welding copper (hair-pins and buss-bars)
    • Impregnation/trickling of stator windings
    • Electrical testing of finished stator
  • Rotor
    • Magnet insertion
    • Assembly of rotor including segment stacks to rotor shaft
    • Transfer molding / epoxy bonding for magnets as well as mechanical magnet retention
    • Rotor balancing
    • Electrical testing of finished rotor