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Program Manager - Automotive, stamping, welding, assembly

Posted 1 year ago in Manufacturing/Operations

Relocation Yes

Salary 80-90k +bonus


Accountable for organizing and leading projects, leading a project team, interfacing directly with the customer and vendors. Must have the soft skills to work effectively with customers as well as all team members.


  • Responsibility for quality and conformance of product to customer specifications per control plans utilizing TS16949 & IS014001 documented systems .
  • Responsibility for meeting overall project timeline and budget. Authority to assign tasks and actions to team members.
  • Authority to stop non-conforming processes and report same to supervisor, Quality Assurance and/or Engineering department representative.
  • Plan, coordinate, follow up and implement APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) activities for assigned Programs.
  • Lead Cross Functional Team(s), responsible for each program, conduct regular team meetings, document open issues and actions, follow-up with individual team member's assignments to ensure completion, ensure compliance with CPMP (.Company Program Management Process) .
  • Apply and comply with AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) & EBM standards & procedures .
  • Interfaces with Product Engineering & Sales.
  • Establish and maintain budgets for assigned programs .
  • Provide customer interface for assigned programs.
  • Provide program engineering support for duration of program .
  • Generate and implement Continuous Improvement projects .
  • Housekeeping and other activities as assigned .
  • Support and enforce compliance to TS16949 & IS014001 procedures and work instructions .
  • Provide a safe and healthful work environment that is free of all recognized hazards for all employees, contractors and visitors .
  • Advise employees, contractors and visitors of any actual or potential danger to their safety or health, and ensure the necessary training and/or Personal Protective Equipment <PPE) is provided.
  • Cooperate with all local, state and federal agencies, such as OSHA or the EPA, in the event of an inspection .
  • Know, follow and enforce all applicable SH&E Rules, Policies and Procedures.
  • Help manage Safety Performance Measurable s such as Incident Rate, Monthly Inspection Results and EDS scores . (Overall performance to the measurable elements of our SH&E system are part of annual performance reviews.)
  • Bachelors Degree (B.S.) from a four year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read blueprints, metal fabricating, GD&T and TS16949 requirements, computer-aided design. Personal computer and software: Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, General office equipment, AutoCAD software, Precision measurement tools, machining equipment
  • Individual must be able to interface with customer representatives, corporate personnel and all EBM team members on a professional level.

Skills needed to perform this job effectively:

  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to work with customers
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and manage the APQP process.
  • Ability to understand customer requirements; have blue print reading and G.D.&T effective communication with the customer, vendors and team members at all levels of the organization is a priority.
  • Ability to conduct effective meetings.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to access data stored on LAN (Local Area Network) and PC (Personal Computer)

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