Responsible for overseeing business development of proprietary radial shaft seals, valve stem seals and encoders in the North American region at automotive OEMs
Responsible for overseeing business development of proprietary radial shaft seals, valve stem seals and encoders in the North American region at automotive OEMs; manage development team, defining priorities, negotiate resources for activities, discuss with other teams solutions for technical issues; provide support for direct reports; lead and support the generation of new business and proactive project management to maximize customer satisfaction; provide engineering management support to internal and external customers and the sales team in technical and project-related issues, specifically for engine applications; present and explain the functionality of Freudenberg sealing product and process innovations to engine applications to customers to find the best technical solution for Freudenberg-NOK customers and automotive OEMs; lead technical discussions for future engines and respective sealing concepts; collaborate closely with Freudenberg-NOK technical experts for engine seals and the proprietary injection process globally (USA, France, Italy, Japan, Germany) and associated departments, such as materials engineering, testing, operations, quality, and the laboratory; oversee PPAP engine testing and validation process for customer projects; initiate field return investigations for warranty and create required testing reports; assist the sales team in commercial discussions; utilize PPAP, FMEA, NX, SAP R3, MS Project, Project Management, VA/VE and APQP to perform duties; support the development of radial shaft seals, valve stem seals and Encoders; oversee problem solving for quality issues and follow-up of corrective actions; participate in VA/VE, cost reduction, and lean management initiatives; collaborate with the product development, quality, and manufacturing representatives at automotive OEMs to ensure optimal customer satisfaction and increase in business; collaborate with the Freudenberg-NOK sales team as a technical representative on the specialized valve stem seals, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of responses to customer requests; and ensure information flow from customer and sales team to technical experts globally.
Location: 1 NOK Drive, Cleveland, GA 30528
Education: Bachelor’s – Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or in a related field of study (will accept equivalent foreign degree).
Experience: Four (4) years in the position above, as a Product Development Engineer, or in a related occupation.
Other Requirements: Experience must include four (4) years use of all the following: PPAP, FMEA, NX, MS Project, Project Management, APQP, VA/VE and development of radial shaft seals, valve stem seals and Encoders.
Will also accept any suitable combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Human Resources Manager
Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
1 NOK Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528
Internal applicants: Please complete a self nomination form and send to your Division HR Lead, along with a copy of your resume. You can get a Self Nomination form from your Human Resources department. Agencies / Direct Placement: Freudenberg-NOK (FNST) has a team of dedicated recruiters who are responsible for all hiring needs within FNST. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors only and on an as needed basis. FNST has identified and finalized our list of preferred vendors for the calendar year and the review process has been closed. We do not accept resumes from recruiting agencies that are not a preferred vendor, have not been authorized or approved by Corporate Recruiting to partner on a position and have not signed FNST's vendor agreement. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and FNST will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. As a condition of employment, the incumbent shall learn, abide by and sponsor the Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group.