Details - Advanced Launch Specialist- Reporting to Advanced Launch AM

Location: Aisin Manufacturing Illinois
Date Posted: 07/09/2019

SUMMARY: We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the position listed below. Interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest and a professional resume. You must have 3 or less occurrences and no verbal or written warnings for performance within the last twelve (12) months to apply for the position. Please submit a professional resume to Brittany Luttrell in the Human Resources Department before 4:00PM on Tuesday 3/19/2019. POSITION TITLE: Advanced Launch Specialist EXEMPT: X DEPARTMENT: Advanced Launch NON-EXEMPT: REPORTS TO: Assistant Manager, Advanced Launch General Summary Assumes responsibility to understand and ensure customer requirements/expectations are met for preparation of new project activity. Interface with customer for project preparation information. Communicate requirements to Aisin team members. Perform all duties and responsibilities as required.
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Full Description:

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate activities with Sales, Design, Cost, Purchasing, QE and ME to meet Customer’s RFQ due date. Track necessary action items in PFUS to ensure on-time completion

Obtain estimated tooling lead-times from Purchasing, ME and QE, and provide estimated lead-time during RFQ stage to Customer through Sales

Perform as main customer interface for production preparation from Pre-E0 to E2 stage

Work with Purchasing to ensure activities with the suppliers are taking place. Utilize MQ1 Supplier Portal to track supplier activities

Lead and conduct Working Group Meetings from Pre-E0 to E2 stage with PFUS and Project Schedule

Ensure on-time (at E0) Decision Of Process (DOP) completion

Coordinate with Purchasing to complete Decision Of Suppliers (DOS) at ESE

Obtain estimated tooling lead-times from Purchasing, ME and QE, and complete drawing coordination meeting with Design and Customer at ESE

Coordinate and complete all Design Reviews / Simultaneous Engineering on-time for E0, ESE, E1 and E2 drawing releases

Monitor E1 and E2 drawings release per Drawing Coordination Sheet and communicate changes, and ensure cross-functional kicks-off components suppliers and in-house tool suppliers on-time to meet off-tool trial

Coordinate and ensure PV-32 is conducted on-time

Develop Master Schedule (including SPMP, KPIT, Trial Parts Matrix, Launch Master Status Sheet and others) for new projects

Communicate customer requirements to appropriate team members and suppliers

Track project status and ensure compliance to tasks and schedules

Completion of customer required forms (i.e. capacity surveys, trial parts availability confirmation and ECI implementation)

Track and ensure completion of project planning tools (i.e. Tool Progress Reports) for external and internal processes

Order components for production preparation and/or engineering trials, monitor the inventory using FIFO and 5S at trial parts area

Develop schedule and lead all production trials including QVPT, LVPT, and HVPT

Schedule and ship trial parts to customer

Track and ensure new product packaging (trials and mass production) needs and status

Track and Report PPAP/ISIR status for supplied components and customer

Monitor and maintain Engineering Change Instruction (ECI) process

Develop Engineering Change Schedule and ensure compliance from start to closure of engineering change

Build and maintain Bill of Material (DOP / Component Status Sheet) for new part/project

Provide any/all information needed to ensure smooth transition from production preparation to mass production

Receive prototype orders through EPNS (Toyota) and PPPS (GM), notify the team (pre-production and mass production) and coordinate the shipment with required documents

Ensure all PV Gates are conducted on-time

Prepare Monthly Launch Status Documents for Management’s Overview


Agree to schedule for trial part delivery and production trials with customer, communicate preparation status to customer, communicate customer information to appropriate team members and suppliers, & order required components for trials and negotiate delivery date with supplier


Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) for internal and external contacts
  • Capable of systematic problem solving
  • Strong organization skills
  • Basic math and statistical skills
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks and workload
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with customers
  • Negotiating skills necessary to gain support from other departments
  • Knowledge of Toyota Production Systems
  • Strong computer knowledge including MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, Oracle, and Future 3
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work well with other team members

Minimum Level of Preparation & Training Required:
High School diploma or equivalent is required

Experience in automotive industry preferred

Bachelor’s or Associate degree in a technical / business related field or a minimum of 5 years in automotive planning or related area

Work generally performed in an office and manufacturing environment requires strict adherence to safety policies and procedures.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.