REPORTS TO: DEPT LEADER - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM ENGINEERING
POSITION: Project Coordinator DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PRORAM ENGINEERING
The Project Coordinator works closely with internal departments, customers, and subcontractors to assist in the development and finalization of new product installations, assembly equipment, fixtures, packaging facilities, and floor plans. The Project Coordinator plans, tracks, records/reports, and identifies/investigates problems related to project progress. The Project Coordinator utilizes the APQP process to contribute to the smooth launch of new products/projects and/or EC changes, meeting all critical deadlines and customer requirements. The Project Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the project, from its inception through PPAP, production and beyond.
RECOMMENDED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Equivalent to completion of a specialized course normally taught in community or recognized colleges consisting of more than 2 post secondary academic years (e.g. Tool & Die certification, Mechanical Engineering Technician or Technologist, etc) and/or university degree (P. Eng., BSc).
2. Must have 2 - 3 years experience working on projects in a manufacturing environment (including medium to large stampings, assembly processes, rollforming, and supplier management).
3. Must be knowledgeable and have experience with various welding processes (e.g. Mig, Spot, Projection, etc.).
4. Knowledge of and familiarity with Company's Die Build Standard, Machine Build Standard, Check Fixture Standards, and related equipment safety standards/legislation.
5. Must be knowledgeable and experienced in the use of APQP, CAD, GD&T and problem solving.
6. Must have strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
1. Evaluates cost, timing, and feasibility of proposed concepts from integrators or subcontractors for equipment and quoting of new projects in order to recommend optimized processes.
2. Coordinates and manages timing of design, construction, installation, Run at Rate and PPAP of new equipment and any associated prototype build/part requirements.
3. Considers all aspects of safety regulations and standards, PSR, standardized work, PPAP, GD&T, APQP, Material Flow, cycle time, weld processing, ergonomics, cost and manpower in the design and construction of the manufacturing process.
4. Conducts and follows APQP/PDP process, including technical and gate reviews in order to meet internal and customer deadlines and requirements.
5. Develops process layouts and appropriate weld studies for review and approval in order to meet GD&T and customer quality requirements and customer specific requirements.
6. Analyses processes for improvement, ergonomics, and cost savings and makes recommendations to Engineering Leader.
7. Assists in developing division’s “Machine Build Standards”, and participates in the development of “Solar Installation Build Standards”.
8. Provides appropriate cost information to assist in the preparation of capital quotation packages for approval.
9. Assists in the development and implementation of new technologies and processes, and tracks appropriate R&D projects for SRED credits.
10. Follows and adheres to requirements of current customer quality, customer specific requirements and environmental management systems standards.
11. Keeps work area neat and clean.
12. Abides by all plant safety rules and regulations.
13. Performs other related duties as required.
EQUIPMENT and/or PRODUCT FAMILIARITY:
Equipment: PC, printer, facsimile, photo copier, telephone, keyboard
Software: Excel, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Windows, and internal databases software, etc.
RESPONSIBILITY AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Under the general direction of the Department Leader, the Project Coordinator works independently, consulting regularly with internal departments, customers and subcontractors. The Project Coordinator must be willing to coordinate projects across multiple locations for extended periods of time. A valid driver’s license is required for frequent travel and overnight stays. A valid passport which allows the Coordinator to travel to and from the U.S. in order to attend customer and potential subcontractor/supplier meetings is also necessary. The position requires the incumbent to have good verbal and written communication skills. The Project Coordinator works in a plant, in the field, and in an office environment and will be exposed to some elements such as temperature and noise during the integration and construction and buy off of equipment and projects. The Project Coordinator must read and understand customer part drawings, assembly drawings, GD&T and die designs. The job requires an understanding of welding, assembly automation equipment and the capability to estimate assembly tooling/piece price.