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06-27-2007, 03:24 PM
Reports to: VP of Engineering

Salary range: $50,000-$75,000

Responsible for the development of New model Salt Water Fishing Boats
Responsible for product improvements and changes of existing models
Take an engineered approach on all issues that arise and demonstrate this approach through daily actions
Oversee the development of design concepts and test criteria
Implement test plans for new product and component level development
Ensure reliable engineering and integration of boat systems to include but not limited to plumbing, fuel systems, and water systems, hardware development, and mechanical component layouts, electrical panel design, lamination schedules, aluminum superstructures.
Ensure that designs meet all supplier, regulatory and internal quality standards and specifications.
Work with Product Manager and suppliers on the development of new models, systems and components to ensure continuous improvement in the quality and value of our boats systems.
Participate in manufacturing integration activities to ensure successful launches of new products and technologies.
Work with Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering on issues resolution.
Ensure that designs have been fully validated and that they meet necessary system specifications and performance requirements.
Utilize Lean Six Sigma methodologies to ensure manufacturability and variation reduction.
Ensure compliance with all necessary industry, domestic and international government regulations.
Participate as appropriate on industry technical committees (ABYC, etc.)
Ensure that all materials used in the manufacturing of finished products have been tested and approved for quality and reliability
Ensure that all materials used in the manufacturing of finished products have been tested and approved for quality and reliability.
Ensure adequate and accurate documentation to support manufacturing including but not limited to build books and process work instructions.
Review and approve systems related engineering changes (ECNs.)
Apply relevant Voice of the Customer and systems engineering input to designs.
CAD experience; Auto CAD/Mechanical Desktop or Unigraphix preferred
Familiar with manufacturing processes, technologies and measures of production boat building.
Proficiency in PC based tools with a focus on Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, AS-400 and general web based applications
Bachelor Degree in (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, related discipline) or equivalent work experience
Lean Six Sigma experience a plus
NMMA product certification helpful; ABYC product knowledge helpful; ISO regulatory knowledge helpful