The Manager, Manufacturing Engineering will provide the leadership, experience, and guidance required to drive the Manufacturing process, including developing production methods required to deliver high-quality, prototype sensor and compute hardware. This mission includes management of product configurations, manufacturing process definition, and continual improvement of both new and existing products, formulating realistic and acceptable schedules, and continually ensuring product quality. The position reports to the Director, Advanced Hardware Manufacturing Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Support the introduction of new hardware through the development of production assembly/test/inspection procedures, fixtures, and equipment.
  • Take ownership of new products during the pilot production phase through successful product releases. This includes driving new product introduction schedules, resolving manufacturability issues, and driving to ramp production.
  • Provide product and process DFM (Design for Manufacturing) input to Product Development Engineering to enhance manufacturability and reliability.
  • Provide a bridge between Product Development and Manufacturing in product configuration management (PLM)
  • Methodical troubleshooting and management/optimization of manufacturing operations.
  • Identify opportunities and present solutions to improve process flow
  • Present concise reports to members of senior management regarding status, progress, issues, and mitigation plans
  • Talent management including coaching, career development, and cross-functional training of engineers and technicians.
  • Create an efficient manufacturing assembly flow, specifying and/or refining MBOMs, value stream mapping, and detailed MPI work instructions.
  • Establish and develop new processes, including, estimated standard time and costs
  • Provide technical support analyzing and/or performing failure analysis for non-conforming materials and field returns
  • Lead/participate in continuous improvement initiatives focused on material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and streamlining of the supply chain

Qualifications

  • A BS in Engineering or related technical (or equivalent knowledge) and 10 years directly related experience
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Enthusiasm for getting “hands-on” with product assembly and production equipment
  • Experience design and implementation of manufacturing fixtures and tools.
  • Experience following and implementing design control processes.
  • Design and/or process verification.
  • Accomplished using Lean principles such as lean six sigma, mistake proofing, 5S, GMP
  • Experience performing value stream mapping and time studies to improve material flow to increase productivity.
About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.