Program Engineer

Company Introduction
Nascote Industries, a member of the Magna family of companies, is a progressive manufacturer of quality, injection-molded exterior automotive parts located 50 miles east of St. Louis in Nashville, Illinois. Nascote began production in 1987 and continues to be a stable manufacturer in the area. Today, the company is able to produce over two million parts annually and supplies components for Ford, GM, Chrysler,Toyota, Nissan and BRP. These products are shipped to automotive assembly plants around the world. Our team approach to service our customers has helped establish a secure future. We continue to diversify our customer base while maintaining strong relationships with those whom we supply. We are proud of the quality and workmanship of every part we supply to our customers.
Job Introduction
The Program Engineer will report directly to the Engineering Manager. Nascote offers a very competitve compensation package including quarterly and annual profit sharing.
Major Responsibilities
Serves as lead person for new product programs from inception to production. Has primary customer engineering interface, oversees customer billable tooling builds, directs contracted product engineering and design activity. Functions as liaison with customer's product engineering groups and Nascote contracted product engineering and design sources. Directs tool/fixture builds, prototype and pre-production builds and gives product engineering direction for production launch and sample approval. Monitors and controls program costs associated with prototype and production tooling and prototype parts production. Provides product design input especially related to manufacturing feasibility. Institutes product design cost reduction ideas. Coordinates product engineering changes. Leads or participates in team oriented problem solving efforts. Performs or directs all customer and Nascote required product engineering management tasks (engineering timelines, open issues reporting, design reviews, DFMEA, etc.). Coordinates Nascote launch of new products with program specific launch teams. Maintains an acceptable attendance record. Provides engineering input for new product quotations. Participates in department initiatives - e.g. business plan development / execution, procedure development, QOS. Participates in department meetings. Completes documentation of activities as required. Maintains a clean and safe work area. Submits cost reduction and innovation ideas.
Knowledge and Education
B.S. - Engineering or Technical Degree
Work Experience
3 years experience in a product related engineering position in a manufacturing or product design environment. One year continuous work experience.
Skills and Competencies
Must have good problem solving skills. Must have strong project management skills. Must have good computer skills. Must work well with others. Must have good communication skills - both verbal and written. Must have the ability to make group presentations. Must be well presented due to the high degree of customer interface. Must have the ability to read automotive blueprints and engineering specifications.
Work Environment
Office environment. May spend some time in manufacturing environment using normal PPE and safety precautions. Travel using public modes of transportation.
Additional Information
Nascote is a company of people dedicated to being the premier supplier of plastic systems and components, including design, development and verification. We will provide the highest quality products and service at the best value to our customers. We believe the people of Nascote and their focus on Customer Obsession, Safety, Quality and Continuous Improvement (utilizing lean manufacturing principles) are the keys to our long term success. We will achieve this through effective teamwork and by providing our people with appropriate training, proper resources and a safe work environment. Our business will be conducted in a fashion that guarantees respect for every individual from our employees and customers to our suppliers and shareholders by creating an atmosphere that builds trust and provides opportunity for achievement.


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