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DFM Engineer

Company: Zero Electric Vehicles
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: DFM Engineer DEPARTMENT: Innovation - Systems Design REPORTS TO: VP Innovation LOCATION: HQ, Gilbert, AZ SUMMARY: You're passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to help build something special. You can be an individual contributor but thrive working with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The startup pace doesn't scare you - it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you. You see things for what they can be and have vast knowledge of manufacturing methods and processes and always seeks to design parts for volume sourcing at the lowest cost and highest quality. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The focus will be to develop and implement world class designs and assembly processes to support release of Intelligent Battery Electric Power Systems for conversion to fully electric vehicles with commonality across a wide variety of platforms.
  • You will be working in all stages of the vehicle development process, from initial part models to full assembly kits and final vehicle conversions
  • This is a highly focused and demanding position that requires an engineer who can design and develop manufacturable solutions that optimize the partners conversion process.
  • Direct interface with Product Designers and Engineers to develop future Battery Systems kits with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) focus
  • Support Virtual Builds and create 3D simulations to review manufacturing feasibility
  • Validate tools, fixtures, and equipment with sourcing team and cross verify them during physical build
  • Develop MBOM and participate in MAKE vs BUY decision
  • Participate in design change control process and assess the impact in manufacturing
  • Develop proper error proofing (poka yoke) systems with focus on design before process solutions
  • Develop common manufacturing requirements documents and help create standard tool libraries
  • Ensure all timing milestones are met and are being tracked in relation to the program master schedule
  • Perform all necessary PFMEA's and required control plans based on known DFMEA and Process definitions
  • Focus on lean systems and methods for manufacturing - value added operations, minimize waste, short production systems, small lot material strategies, focus on the operator & safety
  • Support launch activities for area of responsibility from program kick-off through ramp acceleration
  • Flexible to support travel for product development reviews (minimum 20%) QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must have good visual knowledge of how things go together
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical or Physics
    • Minimum (2) two years of related work experience
    • Must be self-motivated, and desire to continuously improve, learn and provide creative solutions
    • Experience using Solidworks and Siemens NX CAD
    • Working knowledge of automotive assembly process and constraints
    • Demonstrate an ability to manage complex projects with tight timing constraints.
    • Must be creative, a good communicator and a self-starter with a willingness to learn and have an over-delivery attitude.
    • Effective problem solver with knowledge and experience utilizing structured problem-solving methodology and experience introducing new products
    • Project launch experience from initial concept to final production
    • Exceptional organizational ability with good follow up skills and attention to details.
    • Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization. COMPETENCIES:
      • Ethics--Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
      • Interpersonal Skills--Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
      • Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
      • Motivation--Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
      • Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
      • Attendance/Punctuality--Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
      • Dependability--Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
        • Occasionally required to sit
        • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
        • Continually required to talk or hear
        • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
        • Occasionally work in high, precarious places The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PI189780696

Keywords: Zero Electric Vehicles, Gilbert , DFM Engineer, Engineering , Gilbert, Arizona

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