NPI Engineer

Number of employees

1010

Bangalore, India, India

Posted on: 2024-01-25

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
For more information, visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. To stay up to date on the latest industry insights, sign up for Fluence's Full Potential Blog.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

New Product Introduction Responsibilities
•Ensure early focus on DFM and DFA in New Product Development programs.
•Lead Process FMEA activities to ensure process limitations are identified and addressed, as well as participate in Design FMEA activities.
•Assess NPI material and manufacturing process requirements for alignment to current supply chain capability. Define new tooling and equipment requirements and associated cost benefit analysis.
•Ability to provide a forecast for CAPEX expenditures (tooling, fixturing, test equipment, etc)
•Create manufacturing documentation required to support production builds. Including Process Flow Diagrams, Work Instructions, Gauge R & R, and other manufacturing related processes.
•Ability to analyse BOMs to identify cost reduction opportunities. Validate Manufacturing BOM development/structure meets product requirements and application to contract manufacturer (CM).
•Collaborate cross functionally across a matrix of functions throughout the program/projects.
•Participate in product review committee (PRC) for NPI deliverables.
•Identify and clearly communicate potential manufacturing risks associated with NPI and develop mitigation plans to address them proactively.
•Lead continuous improvement initiatives within the NPI process to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and drive to implementation.
•Works with engineering to identify preliminary critical parts, long-lead parts and inspection requirements. Assists/leads in developing supplier and commodity road maps to engineering.
•Ability to execute and assist NPI pilot and qualification builds to ensure performance specs are met and issues are captured and resolved prior to PRC stage gate exit.

Materials
•Present sourcing, cost, supplier/part risk, lead time reduction, capacity initiatives to key stakeholders, management, and internal customers
•Establish new-part lead times, understand long-lead drivers and develop lead time mitigation strategies.

Quality & Reliability
•Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success and efficiency of the NPI process.
•Validate quality control measures to ensure that new products meet the required quality standards.

Regulatory Compliance 
•Collaborate with compliance engineers with all relevant industry regulations, standards, and company policies throughout the NPI process.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, engineering, or a related field (Master's degree preferred). 
•5-7 years proven experience in supply chain management, project management, and NPI roles.
•Strong understanding of sheet metal fabrication and electrical/mechanical assembly.
•Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
•Proficiency in project management tools and software.
•Strong analytical skills and ability to form opinions based in data aggregation. 
•Must be able to analyse complex program requirements and apply DFM/DFA methodologies and tools.
•Clear understanding on GD&T and interpretations of Build to Print (BTP) engineering drawings and callouts.
•Knowledge of quality management systems and regulatory requirements.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
•Team player with the ability to collaborate across departments and functions.
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

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