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Engineer - Program Manager

Company: Linamar
Location: Wilson
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Engineer - Program Manager

Position Summary

Work as an independent manager assign to a task or project. Act as a key customer contact to develop a clear understand of all customer requirements and scope of work. Liaison with suppliers and other internal departments to ensure program or project is completed on time and within budget, while meeting or exceeding customer quality standards. Offer guidance and support to engineers.

About Linamar

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries & markets. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated & engaged employees.

Key Accountabilities

* Take new products from the concept stage to production stage.
* Ensure all program elements are being tracked so as to ensure that budgets and timing commitments are maintained, and changes in programs status are effectively communicated to all stake-holders.
* Identify capital equipment sources.
* Supervise buy-off of equipment.
* Lead APQP team and activities.
* Lead technical component specification, sourcing, and supplier development.
* Participate in continuous improvement efforts based on the feedback from external and internal related performance indicators.
* Specify special tools and fixtures where required.
* Estimate cycle times for each operation in the process.
* Preparation of quotations.
* Maintain control of customer drawings and revisions.
* Ensure that the process is capable of producing parts to specifications.
* Modify the process and update all relevant documentation when required.
* Keep records, transmit information to other departments.
* Complete production and completion schedules to track process and progress of projects.
* Establish, review and approve the annual budgets for departments. Analyze the cost categories of budgets to identify the largest areas to focus waste reduction measures.
* Lead and co-ordinate project teams which include other engineers, technologists, clients and contractors when designing, developing and building products.

Minimum Requirements

* A university degree in engineering or equivalent.
* Completion of a Program Management Course or equivalent experience.

Desired Characteristics

* Good Communication skills and ability to coordinate projects between engineers, contractors, technicians and suppliers
* Ability to decide appropriate materials, measuring tools, methods and standards of equipment to use for projects
* Identify and lead continuous improvement programs
* A minimum of two years experience in a machining or manufacturing environment.
* Ability to write technical proposals which explore new processes, new products or quality assurance opportunities. Proposals are usually written for non-technical audiences such as clients and management.
* Ability to make presentations to senior management during annual meetings to provide an overview of areas such as product costing, maintenance and equipment failures which need to be considered when planning for the coming year.
* Possess problem solving skills to evaluate the ability of current building systems to address increased demands from plant operations. Decide when to seek technical assistance or expert consultation.
* Experience with the use of statistical analysis software and computer-assisted design, manufacturing and machining. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in all applicable software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office including Project, AutoCAD, SolidWorks).

Why Linamar

* Opportunities for career advancement
* Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts

Keywords: Linamar, Wilson , Engineer - Program Manager, Executive , Wilson, North Carolina

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