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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Ningbo - China, Kakkalur - India

Sep 28, 2020

Full time



  • Drives results by leading the development of manufacturing processes and equipment concurrent with new product development insuring product performance specifications, cost targets, and timing are achieved.
  • Partner with local Manufacturing Engineering teams to address, create or advise on new, unique, and difficult (NUDs) characteristics of our products and processes.
  • Use financial and engineering data to develop optimized manufacturing equipment and processes and to develop costs estimates for business cases.
  • Act as a leader, using sound decision skills, for global operations to optimize equipment utilization and reduce capital spending. Provide guidance and criteria to product design group, Design for Manufacturing and Assemble (DFMA), relocating underutilized equipment, improving cycle time, scrap, capital/tooling designs and labor costs of existing equipment.  Use financial and engineering data to develop optimized manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Equipment and manufacturing process technical resource for customer program launches, shares lessons learned and best practices, and establishes global benchmarks in support of the operations.
  • Agile learner and problem solver who is interested in manufacturing technologies projecting in the future for high volume production, accepting risk to lead in first time situation.
  • Utilizes strong technical skills to act as a resource for our global supply team. May work in tandem to identify, develop or solve critical processing issues at the suppliers. Participates in Design for Value activities.
  • Motivates others and acts as a point person for the local business unit. Provide technical, language/cultural and communication support between AME and the operation as required.
  • Identify, articulate and communicate key trends pertaining to manufacturing market dynamics that has influence in the development of the market expansion and our business unit.
  • Action oriented and sound decision-making skills to provide key recommendations to management leadership team.
  • Articulate industry trending and direct relevant information to key team members.
  • Develops strong presentations that message strategy, goals, and opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology, Industrial Engineering. Masters preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience, preferable in automotive or automotive supplier industry, high volume industrial manufacturing operations.
  • Understanding of basic Engineering financials.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle system level components and functions is a plus.
  • Strong functional and technical skills with ability to work in a cross functional global team.
  • Recognized process expert with ability to convey/train knowledge to others.
  • Good organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Project Management software.
  • Strong experience with data analysis and structured problem-solving techniques.
  • Global experience working effectively with various cultures.
  • Confidence to work from remote/distance with cross functional teams
  • Ability to travel internationally 50% of the time
  • English fluency required. Additional spoken languages would be beneficial for the position

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