New Product Introduction Engineer
Battery Products
Posted on 1/13/2023
Form Energy

51-200 employees

Renewable energy semiconductor manufacturer
Oakland, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
  • BS degree in mechanical/ manufacturing engineering or related field and 3+ years of experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) in hardware development
  • Deep knowledge of thermoplastic molding and secondary processes (injection molding, blow molding, spin welding, ultrasonic welding, etc.) and/or metal fabrication processes (stamping, forming, plating, etc.)
  • Experience taking at least one new product from the concept phase through production
  • Experience with product lifecycle management tools (i.e. Arena PLM)
  • Experience sourcing low-volume parts to complete prototype builds
  • Experience establishing new relationships with suppliers and/or customers
  • Find and manage suppliers for prototype thermoplastic and/or sheet metal parts and ensure quality parts are delivered in a timely manner. This includes getting quotes and onboarding suppliers as needed
  • Solicit, compile, and present DFx feedback to the Battery Product Design team from external suppliers to support design concept down-selection
  • Serve as the voice of the supplier to internal engineering teams for EVT, DVT, and PVT build phases
  • Support Global Supply Chain Management as the technical point of contact for RFx efforts and develop the technical data package used for soliciting bids from suppliers
  • Develop custom manufacturing and/or assembly processes to be outsourced to external manufacturing partners
  • Utilize BOMs, CAD models, and your knowledge of manufacturing processes to develop initial manufacturing cost estimates of parts and assemblies based on market information and supplier feedback