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MUSKEGON, MI · Manufacturing
The Lead Transmission and Gear Drive Project Engineer reports to the Manager of Transmission Engineering and is responsible for the technical management of all new transmission and gear box opportunities for our company. This includes engineering support for localization of transmission and gear box assembly lines, International transmission pursuits, and Turret Drive opportunities.

Essential Functions:

    Responsible for transmission and transmission sub system design, analysis, integration, and performance in the application.
    Lead interface for technical discussion between our company and Customers/ Suppliers/ Contractors.
    Technical lead of cross-functional matrixed engineering team (ME, EE, Software, etc.) to oversee work quality and ensure engineering contract deliverables are met.
    Completes monthly estimate to complete assessments for projects, and delivers data to program finance and program management.
    Supports program management for all technical aspects of a program that may include SOW, schedule, cost and risk.
    Approves engineering technical reports for submission to the customer.
    Accountable for transmission and gear drive system level requirements and derivation of design requirements from vehicle level.
    Estimates engineering costs and is technical lead for new transmission & gear drive proposals, special assignments, and design and process improvement related projects
    Manages engineering resources assigned to the programs that are assigned including giving direct assignments and evaluating employee performance.
    Ensure Design Verification Test plans adequately captures all data to assess requirements compliance.



    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent technical BS degree with a minimum of 9 years relevant experience, or graduate degree and 7 years’ experience.
    In depth product knowledge transmission and gear drive design, transmission performance parameters, and vehicle performance.
    Engineering knowledge of mechanics; hydraulics; transmission and gear drive parts such as gears, housings, and shafts; knowledge of performance parameters such as speed, RPM, torque, power and gear ratios; and understanding of component stress and strain.
    Understanding of powerpack integration into vehicles, and how transmissions operation impacts the vehicle.
    Project management experience and ability to use MS Project to create schedules.
    Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills, including the ability to coach and lead 8D investigations.
    Highly organized and able to multitask on many different projects at once.
    Leadership skills to mentor and inspire the engineers working on the team towards a common goal of excellence
    Must be able to move freely, with or without reasonable accommodation, throughout a manufacturing environment.
    GD&T knowledge, ability to read machining and assembly prints, and understanding of bill of materials and processes.
    Proven ability to make technical decisions, complete project objectives within budget and schedule, and work with little supervision.
    Proven ability to work well with others in a cross-functional environment while working on multiple projects.
    Ability to track metrics and report status of engineering activities.
    Ability to utilize all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
    Excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to write and review technical reports.
    Ability to get security clearance.

Preferred Additional Skills:

    Product knowledge of large gear drives and combat vehicle transmission and powerpack integration into tracked vehicles.
    Manufacturing engineering experience, including assembly and testing
    An understanding of working with CAD models and programs in Pro E (Creo) and AutoCAD.
    Experience in regulated aerospace/military manufacturing environment with CNC Machining, complex assembly and product test.
    MS degree in engineering or other Master’s degree.
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