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Manufacturing Engineer, Stamping Lead (ECO & Cost)


Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer, Stamping Lead (ECO & Cost). The Manufacturing Engineer manages all technical and financial aspects for a group of parts and is the key internal interface with Engineering, Finance, Logistics, Quality and Manufacturing to deliver world class products on time and cost effectively. This specifically includes the Feasibility, DFM, Construction, Tryout & Home line plus ECO cost tracking for all stamped parts. He or she will help establish our global supply chain strategy, support cross-functional teams during the development and industrialization phases and drive sound business decisions throughout the product life cycle.

The Role:

  • Coordinate and manage product engineering changes and cost control of stamping dies, gages and fixtures.
  • Approve stamping die designs and manage suppliers performance to build schedule
  • Take ownership of the technical management of the products. Address Lucid technical questions and follow up to ensure all action items are completed.
  • Facilitate PCR process interaction between Supplier and Lucid Engineering teams.
  • Manage with internal Lucid Customers, assesses needs regarding priorities, deadlines, and quantities & drives suppliers for on time deliverables.
  • Track and manage Press Line Trial for new dies.
  • Feedback of die issues to design standard
  • Die modification strategy and schedule for design change implementation
  • Plan and manage outsource stampings
  • Cost control (after die arrival, cost plan vs. actual)
  • SPM / Quality- UP Projects
  • Familiar with GD&T concepts
  • Schedules and monitors all NPI activities, from design kick-off, tooling, and engineering builds through mass production.
  • Maintains documentation of internal or external communication, processing data, and other pertinent product information.
  • Quotation: sample costs, fixture costs, tooling costs, test costs, etc., during NPI engineering builds.
  • Track cost approval, PO, invoice to payment, including initial budget, ECO and cost modifications.
  • Assists development with new process or materials as requested.
  • Travel 25-50% to visit suppliers (US and International)


  • BS degree, Mechanical Engineering major, Cost Estimating and Tool & Die Apprenticeship with experience is preferred.
  • 8-10 years of Program Management / Tool Engineering experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment is needed.
  • Tandem, progressive, blanking, and transfer stamping.
  • Extensive aluminum Class A, BIW and Closures experience with focus on the design and build of stamping dies.
  • Experience with overseas Asian tool suppliers
  • Must have the ability to travel internationally.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Working knowledge of current manufacturing techniques – tooling, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly and testing.
  • Working knowledge of production and quality control procedures used in a manufacturing environment.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships with a wide range of individuals from varying economic, social, and educational backgrounds in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong mechanical, time management and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of material properties, mechanics of materials and how these materials react when subjected to varying stamping conditions.
  • Must be capable of working with peers, subordinates, supervisors, and management on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to remain current with state of the art technologies and practices related to the metal stamping process as well as develop innovative solutions when necessary.
  • Able to use MS Office- Excel, Project, and Word
  • Proficiency in Cad software - CATIA and Autoform
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