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Senior Process Engineer - Assembly

Date: Apr 19, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 107518 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary: This position is focused within HARMAN Automotive Electronics, and will have strong influence on Harman's OEM Electronics Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) initiatives; supported through frequent interactions with regional and local colleagues to deliver on prototypes builds and manufacturing launch requirements.   As a functional expert, this role has design concept and collaboration responsibility for new manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support customer quotations for new electronics product designs by providing estimated process, tooling, and equipment cost for assembly concepts
  • Work closely with the Product Engineering team to ensure that new products are designed for manufacturing per Harman process specifications
  • Using Harman's AME Standard Operating Procedures, ensure pilot Design Validation activities meet the Product Lifecycle Management milestone objectives
  • Collaborate with cross-funtional team to launch, test and validate new tools, machines and processes in global manufacturing locations
  • Work to close any open design validation issues prior to industrialization of the manufacturing plant
  • Support manufacturing launch team on daily activities during Process Validation (PV) phase
  • Using robust Design of Experiments, develop new and additional high-volume manufacturing capabilities with outside integrators from concept through successful operation
  • Work with all engineering disciplines and manufacturing to identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Initiate design changes for value engineering


Basic Qualifications:

  • BSMET, BSEET, or equivalent degree with 3 to 10 years of related experience
  • Thorough knowledge of machine design concepts
  • Solid Modeling CAD experience required, like CREO, Solid works or equivalent is preferred
  • Machine runoff and statistical analysis (gage R&R etc.) experience
  • Process documentation and work instructions creation
  • Demonstrated experience with mechanical automation and integration
  • Knowledge of PLC and PC machine control (Omron, Rockwell, Visual Basic, C Sharp)
  • Project finance knowledge/capital budgets and request for appropriations
  • Project management of timelines and budgets


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in leading a global team
  • Knowledge of machining & fabricating processes
  • Knowledge of quick changeover methods and practices
  • Assembly tool/fixture design experience
  • Ability to work within time and budget constraints


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 20%
  • Willingness to work in Novi Michigan office and travel to international manufacturing facilities
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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