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Manufacturing Engineer (M/F/D)

Viana do Castelo I - Portugal

Sep 17, 2021

Full time


Reliably delivering what’s needed today


There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.


Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.


Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.


BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Manufacturing Engineer at our new production plant in Viana, Portugal.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Owns manufacturing solution from initial business case to production

  • Develop manufacturing hypothesis and cost estimates for business cases
  • Develop flexible manufacturing systems specifications to meet internal & customer requirements
  • Support equipment sourcing process
  • Lead manufacturing equipment development in accordance to project timing and business case assumptions
  • Own process documentation: PFD, PFMEA, control plans, operator work instructions, routing standards
  • Lead manufacturing engineering qualification work relating to production processes FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) / SAT (Site Acceptance Testing)
  • Follow manufacturing best practices and lessons learned into new designs
  • Work with Build Technicians on initial customer & validation samples
  • Assist in training of production operators and maintenance personnel on production equipment
  • Focus on quality of products produced in the production systems
  • Track, analyze and record equipment overall effectiveness and identify process improvements
  • Identify & implement process cost reductions
  • Maintain manufacturing excellence on all equipment
  • Create equipment preventive maintenance procedures
  • Work in team environment with Quality and Application Engineers on current production issues and future customer programs.
  • Identification and closure of safety issues (suggestions, inspection and investigation findings, hazards, and controls, GSSF action)
  • Identify safety equipment and provide safety training on production processes.
  • Travel to suppliers to monitor development activities

Education & Experience          

  • Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering or Technology equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with manufacturing assembly processes
  • Working knowledge of vehicle system level components and functions
  • Manufacturing Experience in Electric & Hybrid Systems Preferred
  • Solid understanding of Engineering financials (Cap-Ex Planning and equipment costing)
  • Experience in high volume manufacturing
  • Creative & Innovative process developer
  • Deep understanding of Lean Manufacturing, PPAP, and AIAG Manufacturing requirements
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills (8D, Shainin or Six Sigma training a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese
  • Strong computer skills in Windows applications (Excel, Power Point, Word, Project)
  • Design tools (Solid Works, ProE, or AutoCad)
  • Ability to work effectively across functional and geographic boundaries
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Works under limited supervision

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