Launch Engineer

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00018242
Date Posted:Jun 24
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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A growing and profitable Automotive Supplier in the Toledo, Ohio area is in need of a Contract to Hire Launch / Manufacturing Engineer. Client is preferring candidates with previous Tier 1 Automotive Engineering Experience as well as some Stamping and Welding Expertise. This Engineer will be responsible for assisting in the launch of products (new or engineering changes) from the Prototype Phase through Customer Launch Phase.


Review parts/assembly prints that have been released for: 1) manufacturing feasibility, 2) process for cost savings, and 3) timing.

Review and compare released prints to the current print on file to identify any changes in dimensions, specifications, or bill of material or notes.

Prepare request for quote package (RFQ) to send out to tool shops for the design and build of tooling for engineering changes to produce the released parts.

Participates as a member in the advance engineering and planning program as it pertains to their assigned parts.

Develops spread sheets to compare quotes with company's authorized cost and timing amounts in the red files.

Establishes and updates time lines for prototype tools, hard tools, process sheets, flow charts, and other process engineering documentation for each part.

Assists in the processing and delivery of prototype parts by assuring tools are replicating production process intent and also meet part print specification, provide updated information regarding engineering changes, identify and check parts before shipment.

Assist in process development and implementation.

Coordinates with team to create PFMEA's., operator work instruction, control plans, visual aids, process plan detail and corrective actions.

Quoting functions for engineering changes. Acquire customer approvals where required.

Maintain the Program Launch evidence books. Provides support for tool and equipment buy offs.

Plans, conducts and directs engineering research and development projects or manufacturing engineering assignments.

Acts as company's Engineering representative to our customers. Provides written reports of customer meeting.

Coordinates with other departments to affect a smooth and timely launch of tooling, fixtures and product to the assigned plant(s).

Provides launch support to company's Stamping / Assembly Plants as required.

Provides launch support to company's customers as required, which includes communicating information and quotes to customer.

Work with Purchasing in the procurement of materials, components and services essential to the manufacturing of parts and assemblies.

Work with Quality Departments on inspection of parts and assemblies produced from standardized assembly operations.


Four Year Degree in Engineering or a Technical Field Preferred and/or a Four Year Tool and Die Apprenticeship with some technical study at a College Level.

3 to 5 years Manufacturing Launch experience of Automotive Components at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Supplier.

Automotive Process or Manufacturing Engineering experience preferred.

Stamping or Welding knowledge is desired.


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