The Lead Project Engineer reports to the Director of Transmission Engineering and is responsible for the management of engineering projects as well as providing technical support to the customer for fielded transmission concerns. This position works closely with the Program Manager and includes the day-to-day management and oversight of the Product Engineers who have been assigned to execute the Work Directives under the Transmission program.

Location: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Industry: Aerospace / Aviation / Defense
Essential Functions:

● Responsible for transmission and transmission sub system design, analysis, integration, and performance in
the application.
● Lead interface for technical discussion between RENK America and Customers/ Suppliers/ Contractors.
● Technical lead of cross-functional matrixed engineering team (ME, EE, Software, etc.) to oversee work
quality and ensure engineering contract deliverables are met.
● Completes monthly estimate to complete budget assessments for projects and delivers data to program
finance and program management.
● Supports program management for all technical aspects of a program that may include Statements of Work
(SOW), schedule, cost and risk.
● Approves engineering technical reports for submission to the customer.
● Accountable for transmission and gear drive system level requirements and derivation of design
requirements from vehicle level.
● Estimates engineering costs and is technical lead for new transmission & gear drive projects, special
assignments, and design and process improvement related projects.
● Manages engineering resources matrixed to the program including giving direct assignments and evaluating
employee performance.
● Ensure Design Verification Test plans adequately captures all data to assess requirements compliance.


● Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent technical BS degree with a minimum of 9 years relevant experience (7 years with MS or equivalent). ● In depth product knowledge transmission and gear drive design, transmission performance parameters, and vehicle performance. ● Engineering knowledge of mechanics; hydraulics; transmission and gear drive parts such as gears, housings, and shafts; knowledge of performance parameters such as speed, RPM, torque, power and gear ratios; and understanding of component stress and strain. ● Understanding of powerpack integration into vehicles, and how transmissions operation impacts the vehicle performance. ● Project management experience and ability to use MS Project to create schedules. ● Proven problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, including the ability to coach and lead 8D investigations. ● Highly organized and able to multitask on many different projects at once. ● Leadership skills to mentor and inspire the engineers working on the team towards a common goal of excellence. ● Must be able to move freely, with or without reasonable accommodation, throughout a manufacturing environment. ● GD&T knowledge, ability to read machining and assembly prints, and understanding of bill of materials and processes. ● Proven ability to make technical decisions, complete project objectives within budget and schedule, and work with little supervision. ● Proven ability to work well with others in a cross-functional environment while working on multiple projects. ● Ability to track metrics and report the status of engineering activities. ● Ability to utilize all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. ● Excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to write and review technical reports. ● Ability to get security clearance. ● Must be willing to travel (domestic and foreign) up to 10%.

Preferred Additional Skills:
● An understanding of working with CAD models and programs in ProE (Creo) or other CAD software. ● Experience with combat vehicle propulsion systems, including transmission and powerpack performance analysis. ● Manufacturing or assembly line experience, specifically setting up new assembly lines for existing products. ● Fluent in German. ● Experience in regulated aerospace/military manufacturing environment with CNC Machining, complex assembly, and product testing. ● MS degree in engineering, or other master’s degree.
RENK America is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V
Security Clearance Required: No

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