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AS NPD Engineer (Associated Spring)

Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary:
Associated Spring seeks a talented, self-driven and high- energy individual to serve as NPD Engineer for its Bristol, CT division. This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right candidate who will lead New Process & New Product Development initiatives within Associated Spring divisions to support & promote profitable industrial and automotive sales growth. This position offers the opportunity to design trend setting spring applications & new processes to support the needs of new and existing AS customers globally. If you are a disciplined and collaborative individual with effective leadership skills, demonstrated understanding of Lean who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can focus individual and team energies to deliver results, you may be an excellent candidate to join our team.

Corporate Values:
Integrity, Empowerment, Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration, Competitiveness, Continuous Improvement, Workplace Fairness, and Globalization.

Core Responsibilities:
• Develop/Design, drive and implement NPD (New Product & New Process) plans to ensure profitable sales growth & transition to manufacturing.
• Represent engineering on NPD initiatives & champion divisional technology & product/process capability within sales team and interfacing with customers.
• Identify new product and/or product improvements and with the industrial and automotive marketplace.
• Communicate, track and monitor progress toward key milestones and completion of NPD deliverables to DM, GTC and Sales Leaders.
• Responsible for delivering the new product/process (NPD) projects on schedule, within budget and with quality performance.
• Support Technology roadmap implementation at divisional level and contribute to its evolution across divisional and corporate products.
• Formulate and implement plans to achieve technical requirements, schedules and contact commitments.
• Facilitate presentations in technical, customer, and program reviews to support sales and profitable growth goals.
• Attend technical and industry events to stay up-to-date on industry trends and customer needs.
• 15% - 25% travel required.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 - 8 years of related manufacturing (process & product design) experience preferably in spring, industrial, automotive or related industry.
• Demonstrated product design & process knowledge & experience (i.e., DFM & DFA)
• Proven track record of use of proactive process/product development tools, i.e., DFMEA, PFMEA, APQP, etc.
• Solid Project or Program Management experience.
• Ability to lead New Product & Process Development within a manufacturing business unit.
• Acts with integrity and the highest ethical behavior.
• Excellent leadership, communication and team skills required and ability to communicate change(s) effectively. Has the ability to influence, build commitment and overcome resistance.
• Ability to plan, build contingency plans and anticipate possible issues.
• Proficient computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint. 3D Modeling, FEA, DOE knowledge a plus.
• Experience in another functional area i.e. Sales, Finance, Quality or related fields are a plus.

Education Requirements:
• B.S. degree in Engineering (i.e., mechanical, metallurgy, design).
• Master Degree in Engineering or related business field a plus.

Instructions:
To be considered for the above position, please visit our website www.BGInc.com, click on careers, search for the job posting in which you are interested and submit your resume online.


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