Neapco Drivelines

6735 Haggerty Road

Belleville, MI 48111

Paulette Caylor, Human Resources Manager

(734) 447-1348

Manufacturing Engineer

Key Job Responsibilities:


·         The manufacturing engineer will be responsible for launching new products.


·         Review component and end item prints with Product Engineering for manufacturing feasibility issues.


·         Develop quotes and specifications for new equipment and tools; write Capital Budget Requests.


·         Redesign equipment and tooling for improved efficiency, life, or reduced overall total cost.


·         Provide concepts of fixtures and tooling and work with designers and toolmakers for fabrication and tryout.


·         Lead layout of new cells or modification of existing cells for new product launches.


·         Develop and maintain Production Validation Plans, Flowcharts, PFMEAs, Control Plans, Process Sheets, and all documentation required to satisfy the AIAG PPAP requirements.


·         Measurement System Analysis on new or changed equipment and annual recertification as required.


·         Support troubleshooting, corrective action, and maintenance for equipment and fixtures at launch and for day-to-day operations.


·         Provide root cause analysis and corrective actions for internal concerns and external customer concerns.


·         Ensure documentation meets ISO/TS 16949 requirements.


·         Apply Advanced Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, Root Cause and Prevent Recurrence Analysis as needed.


·         Teach and train hourly operators and new hires the process steps and operations.








Key Requirements/Skills:



·         Experience with Friction, GMAW, and MIAB welding processes preferred.


·         Experience with Propshafts and High Speed balancing operations a plus.


·         Experience with AutoCAD and Minitab (or other statistical package).


·         Leadership role in the use of the APQP process to drive for successful launches with no customer concerns, on-time delivery, and no customer disruptions.

·         Use of the Plan, Do, Check, Act disciplines for continuous improvement and meeting commitments.


·         Must be able to take a team oriented leadership role working with Hourly Operators, Product Development, Maintenance, and Material Planning and Logistics when developing processes, using their ideas to help implement optimal and efficient process designs.


·         Must be able to use the 8D problem solving approach to understand root cause and implement corrective actions.


·         Good technical and interpersonal skills for interfacing with customers.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (i.e. Overtime, Travel, etc.):  Minimal travel required, Overtime expected on new model launches and at other critical times.



DEGREE REQUIRED:  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Job type: Salary

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