NPI Manufacturing Quality Engineer
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Nimble Robotics

51-200 employees

Autonomous logistics service using AI robotics
Company Overview
Nimble, a robotic 3PL, is a leader in autonomous logistics services, leveraging advanced AI robotics developed by a team with roots in Stanford and Carnegie Mellon's AI labs. The company's board boasts renowned figures in the field of robotics and AI, such as Marc Raibert, Sebastian Thrun, and Fei-Fei Li, providing a competitive edge in industry expertise. With a workforce comprising 75% engineers and seamless integrations with top eCommerce platforms, Nimble is well-equipped to handle technical support, allowing brands to offer efficient, free 2-day delivery services.
AI & Machine Learning
Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$230.2M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

2%

1 year growth

45%

2 year growth

63%
Locations
Dallas, TX, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Communications
AutoCAD
Product Design
SolidWorks
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 3+ years of professional engineering experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • Proven experience in NPI or a closely related field, ideally within the manufacturing domain.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, including machining, assembly, and testing and jigs/fixtures design.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (AutoCAD & SolidWorks) and experience with DfMA principles.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and tools for process control.
  • Strong understanding of quality management systems, including ISO standards.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience working with suppliers and managing external manufacturing partners.
  • Experience in inventory management is a plus.
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams during the early stages of product development to ensure Design for Manufacturability & Assembly (DfFMA) principles are considered.
  • Collaborate with design engineers and stakeholders to design efficient manufacturing lines that optimize productivity and reduce cycle times.
  • Drive the NPI process, developing and implementing manufacturing processes for new products, ensuring scalability for mass production.
  • Design and oversee the development of jigs and fixtures to enhance manufacturing processes and ensure consistent product quality.
  • Work closely with design engineers to provide input on product design from a manufacturing perspective, optimizing for cost, quality, and ease of production.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance manufacturing processes and reduce costs.
  • Conduct process validations, including equipment qualification and process stability studies, to ensure manufacturing processes meet quality and efficiency standards.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to define and communicate quality standards, conducting supplier audits when necessary.
  • Design and implement inspection and testing procedures for incoming materials and finished products.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing issues during the NPI phase, working closely with cross functional stakeholders to ensure smooth transition to mass production.
  • Manage and optimize inventory levels, collaborating with suppliers and internal teams to ensure timely availability of materials for production.
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing documentation, including work instructions, process flowcharts, and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide training and support to manufacturing operations teams on new manufacturing processes.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in inventory management