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Kimball Electronics NPI Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in JASPER, Indiana

This position is located in Jasper, IN, and reports to Andy Mehringer, NPI Manager. It is an engineering position that will be responsible for facilitating and supporting new and existing product designs with component and manufacturing process selection, evaluation, and qualification activities between the customer, the Kimball manufacturing site(s), and Design Services, including coordination of changes. The person in this role will spend the majority of their time working to find solutions for the customer with key personnel located globally, through active engagement with KEI s Global facilities, Design Services our customer s engineering team and suppliers. Our new team member will be the main point of contact between the customer s technical teams and Kimball, communicating and championing Value-Engineering projects across current and future programs back to Kimball plants. They will also provide technical consultation to the Program Manager and Business Manager on component-related issues. To be successful the candidate must be self-motivated, a strong problem solver, possess excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and be able to develop long term relationships. The person primarily works with our customers and coordinates activities to find win-win solutions. This position will require: * A willingness and ability to travel both within North America and internationally. * Ability to work independently at a customer s or supplier s location and remote from Kimball Electronics facility. * 3-5 years experience in product development or manufacturing engineering (VA/VE) support related activities * Significant experience in a multi-cultural environment. * Strong communication skills and comfortable with direct customer interaction. * Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred . * Exposure to Lean/Six Sigma and other problem solving processes and techniques. * Major Program/ Project Management skills. * 3-5 years of Project or Program Management experience . * Ability to lead cross functional teams (without direct reports). * Detail oriented and responsive to both the customer and Kimball s operational needs. Kimball Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Employer's Job# R10906Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.