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NPI Program Manager in La Porte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    La Porte, IN
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Engines is a world leader in the investment casting of super alloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.  For more information on Arconic, visit us online
Arconic Engines is seeking a Program Manager with a hands-on style to provide NPI (New Production Introduction) leadership for our location in LaPorte, Indiana.    Located half-way between South Bend and Chicago, only minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, our LaPorte facility is home to some of the most cutting edge manufacturing technology for the aerospace industry.  
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: . Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
As an NPI Program Launch Manager you will be responsible for providing program management support to all of the Aero, Structural, and IGT development programs within the facility, insuring each part meets or exceeds original program commitments (delivered on time, within budget, at target cost and expected yields.
Major Activities/Key Challenges
• Support a detailed execution plan working with the NPI Department Manager and team members from different functional disciplines (engineering, manufacturing, commercial, scheduling, quality) in an effort to ensure the timely completion of the plan.
• Utilize the PM (Program Management) software toolset to ensure cross-functional team members work collectively to complete the necessary tasks on time and provide weekly status updates for each program
• Maintain detailed action lists for all programs and working closely with the engineering and operational teams to ensure they are completed on time and within the budget; this process will involve a detailed review of the daily overdue tasks list and follow up during the daily management meeting
• Identify gaps and/or risks to the program and drive mitigation plans to avoid delays or unnecessary expenses; this will include obtaining the commitment of the various functional discipline leaders to ensure the overall recovery of the program
• Work with engineering and operations to remove roadblocks to ensure programs remain on-time and within budget
• Elevate critical path issues to the management team if desired results are not achieved
• Lead cross-functional recurring timing and budget reviews
• Assign SPAs (Single Point of Accountability) to address issues and open items and ensure on-time completion of actions
• Ensure clear communication of meeting minutes including notes, assignments and highlights
• Manage a scorecard analysis of each program
• Utilize Arconic Engines' program management process and toolset
• Follow key PM processes and ensure adherence
• All other duties as assigned



Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in product management/development.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires US person status. ITAR defines US person as an US Citizen, US Permanent Resident (ie Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee
Preferred Qualifications:
    • Program/project management experience is required
    • Experience with investment casting process a plus
    • Experience in the aerospace and/or automotive industries a plus
    • APQP/PFMEA/PPAP/SPC experience preferred
    • Knowledge of Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing a plus
    • PMP certification preferred


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