Launch Assistant (Logistics experience)

Responsible for supporting a broad range of launch activities, including but not limited to: documentation creation and development, prototype and pre-production shipment coordination, and the facilitation of continuous improvement activities in support of Shape’s quality management system and customer specific requirements.

Habilidades y experiencias

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering or related field a plus.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in an automotive manufacturing environment, preferably in quality engineering.
  • Proven experience in customer specific Program Development, e.g., AIAG, PPAP, Process Flow & Control Plans.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems, e.g., ISO9001 & TS16949.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office applications.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Past experience working effectively on a team.

Main activities:

  • Proto-type/pre-production shipment.
    • Assist Quality Engineer with completing proto-type and pre-production customer specific paperwork such as check sheets, layout information, and individual part and box labels for customer packaging.
    • Upload supporting documentation documents into Plex or H-drive for each purchase order we ship.
    • Monitor PLEX and Coordinate with Logistics shipment of customer orders.
    • Generate shipping labels for shipments.
    • Coordinate customer purchase orders with part number, account information, etc.
    • Confirm commitment dates and shipping notes to Program Manager.
    • Work with logistics to ship parts out of country if needed.
    • Work with Plant Planners to assure loads are set and shipments are scheduled.
    • Provide regular status updates to the program team regarding part shipments and requirements.
    • Track shipments and communicate issues with orders to Program Manager.
  • Assemble and build Prototype and pre-production parts.
    • Coordinate the part build events with the Manufacturing Engineer and Production Management.
    • Monitor component inventories for each project.
    • Communicate part needs to Shape Purchasing or part supplier.
    • Track component part delivery thru PO due dates.
    • Gage parts for build events.
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of prototype part storage.
    • Coordinate with the packaging department to ensure approved packaging is available for prototype shipments.
  • Manage schedules for suppliers/contractors.
    • Issue tooling and prototype part purchase orders for approval by the Program Manager.
  • Inspect Prototype and Pre-production parts.
    • Coordinate with Scheduler/Planner and LQE when parts need to be inspected before shipment.
    • Perform actual safe launch/inspection as required.
    • Collect data from part measurements.
    • Collect data from trial process performance.
  • Write Work Instructions under the supervision of the Quality Engineer, including but not limited to:
    • Gage instructions
    • Rework instructions
    • Touch point Inspection
    • Standardized work
  • Write internal requests, including but not limited to:
    • CMM requests
    • Prototype request
    • Weld Cut and etch request – Weld Lab Request
    • Other inspection/laboratory requests as defined by the Quality Engineer or Program Manager
  • Assist with APQP documentation as defined by the Quality Engineer.
  • Assist the Quality Engineer by performing and documenting Gage R&Rs and capability studies.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Perform system health audits from Quality Department, e.g., touch point audit, LPA audit, safety audit, 5S audit, etc.
    • Coordinate the maturation plan for all processes in assigned projects, e.g., begin with roll forming maturation and how this will coordinate with Manufacturing Engineering on the secondary planning.


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