Launch Leader

Michigan, Other North Michigan

Posted: 08/21/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 13467 Pay Rate: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00

Job Description

Launch Leader - OPENING

The Launch Leader will monitor and follow new program activities working closely with Project Leaders and keeps Management informed of the status and aware of any issues.

Participates in design reviews from concept to production
Plant advocate for APQP meetings and activity
Monitors each individual program status from development phase through launch phase with Project Leaders, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineers and etc.
Champion for New Award activities at a plant level.
Industrialization Phase; responsible for production intent processes during launch phase. Non standard conditions must have action; plant, plant Management and Program Manager buy in.
Involvement with facilities planning; interacts with Project Leaders and management.
Weekly progress report out to staff and areas of concern highlighted with action plan established.
Work with Industrialization and Engineering for error proofing / poke yoke of known potential risks.
Run at-rate; confirms materials are actually in place and available as well an accurate BOM and routing,
Acts as manufacturing champion for R@R and work with industrialization for customer related reports at launch.
Assists Project Leaders in Manufacturing sign-off (Floor plan and processes)
Launch Phase (Run-at-rate, PPAP) responsible for seeing that work instructions are completed, responsible for seeing that process sheets are completed and boundary samples are collected, involvement with operator training as needed.
Launch Phase (Post PPAP SOP) Responsibilities; scrap rate assessment, PTAR, and continuous improvement activities.
Coordinates plant activity for Customers and insure communication is timely and accurate.
Knowledge and practice of Company' s Health, Safety, and Environmental policies, procedures and requirements.

Degree preferred in related field or 3-5 years experience in expected capacity.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to effectively communicate and train others.
Must be strong willed and detail oriented to hold Program Managers accountable for timelines and due dates.
Must be able to work flexible hours, overtime and weekends as required.


Advancement opportunities to a higher skilled position may be available based on merit and qualifications when openings arise.
Reviews will be on an annual basis and based on merit.
Training will be ongoing both on the job and through seminars and conferences.
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