Neapco Holdings

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

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Named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine and recently awarded with the Corp! Magazine 2018 Economic Bright Spot Award in the Enterprise Business category, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes OEM driveline products for automotive and non-automotive applications throughout the globe. To guarantee high-performance but competitively priced products, we combine low-cost sourcing of materials, innovative in-house design, efficient production and quality assurance processes with high quality people.

Neapco recognizes that our team members are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, drug-free workplace fostering respect and ethical treatment. Unlawful discrimination in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability or any similar protected status is strictly prohibited. In return for their expertise and shared commitment to our goals, we offer our team members competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Code: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
Posted On: Monday, 17th December 2018
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
World Headquarters
38900 Hills Tech Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48111
Job Type:
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:



  • Develop low cost manufacturing process’, optimizing forging, machining and heat treat process’ to minimize manufacturing costs and capital investments while improving quality and meeting design intent.
  • Investigate and validate new machine tool suppliers.
  • Investigate and validate induction heat treat process’ which minimize distortion to imporve our product quality and/or lower our forging costs.
  • Work closely with Product Development, Purchasing and Business Planning to optimize process’ on future growth opportunities and current cost gaps in our product portfolio.
  • Optimize tool costs for all high cost process’ in our current operations.
  • Visit all Neapco manufacturing facilities to share best practices and push common manufacturing methodologies.Lead Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) sessions, reporting the results for new product families (Generic PFMEA’s)
  • Implement cost saving ideas which are enabled by design/manufacturing modifications of rough, finished or purchased parts following the advanced development projects findings
  • Benchmark competitive manufacturing processes
  • Develop standard machine specifications for all regions.



Preferred Skills:


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical Engineering required. 
  • 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.