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Company Name :- Mainspring Energy
Position Name :- Product Cost Management Engineer
Company Location :- Remote
Job Category : Management jobs
Full Job Description :-
Product Cost Management Engineer
(Remote okay with 25-50% travel)
Driven by our vision of the affordable, reliable, net-zero carbon grid of the future, Mainspring has developed a new category of power generation — the linear generator — that delivers onsite, fuel-flexible power to help accelerate the transition to the future grid.
The unique combination of attributes offered by Mainspring’s linear generator enables applications on both the customer and utility sides of the meter for the $816B global electricity equipment market. We serve a wide range of Fortune 500 customers across markets and industries as well as top-tier utilities and other gridside providers.
We are looking to build relationships with people who share our values:
Pragmatic Optimism. Building a new category of world-class power generation requires the optimism of ambition and creativity, balanced with practicality to solve problems efficiently. The challenges that arise are opportunities for growth.
Excellence without Ego. We bring expertise and commitment to creating the best customer experience, from sales to deployment and service, just as we apply deep technical rigor to building and delivering world-class products. We strive for excellence and behave as leaders with the humility to acknowledge our challenges, both collectively and as individual contributors.
Proactive Collaboration. The integration and cross-disciplinary nature of Mainspring’s business requires intentionally seeking out others who bring different skills, perspectives, and priorities. Our culture of inclusion and respect extends beyond our team to interactions with our partners and customers.
Mainspring is based in Menlo Park and is backed by top-tier venture and strategic investors such as Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, American Electric Power, and Centrica Innovations. More information can be found at www.mainspringenergy.com.
We are currently seeking a Product Cost Engineer to support the Supply Chain Organization in all mechanical and electrical categories. In this role, you will affect the development and implementation of a lifecycle cost strategy and process that influences the Linear Generator design, manufacture, test, and operations, through competitive benchmarking, technology landscaping, value analysis/value engineering best practices, and general ‘should-cost’ tools. You will partner with program, finance, engineering, and production teams to deliver Linear Generators that meet life cycle cost requirements.
Responsible for should-costing and Design to Cost analysis for New Product Introduction (NPI) and legacy customer products.
Bring in-depth technical knowledge and know-how of product processes and mechanics to drive should-be cost modeling
Collaborate cross-functionally with Purchasing, Engineering, Finance, and Operations to provide defendable cost estimating support for existing, changing, and new parts throughout the complete Linear Generator
Develop robust Cost Models to determine should-be costs across all commodities to assist in design and purchasing activities
Promote and support Design-to-Cost activities in early product development cycles, drive DFX (Manufacturing, Assembly, Test, Inspect, Lean) activities
Collect and maintain key cost driver data including raw materials, production labor, machine rates, process parameters, SG&A, and Engineering
Influence the cost negotiation, cost reduction, and cost avoidance processes
Collaborate with suppliers to recommend improvements to cost competitiveness, optimize processes, and identify cost down opportunities
Consult with and advise product development engineers on economic alternatives for their design and suggest trade-offs
Aggregate cost data into easy-to-read reports for program leaders and design teams
Lead development of standard practices and general procedures for product cost management
10+ years of engineering experience in mechanical or electromechanical hardware design & manufacturing processes. Proficiency with CAD software
Three+ years of experience in product and manufacturing costing, ideally in casting, forging, stamping, machining, welding, assembly, tooling, and exposure to electronic products using modern tools (aPriori, Galorath Seer, DFMA, Munro’s Design Profit or similar parametric cost modeling software) combining global economics data
Sourcing, supply chain and commercial experience with global business understanding
Organizational and program management capabilities with clear and concise verbal, written, and presentation skills
Expertise in spreadsheet-based modeling that is understandable and defendable, building detailed benchmark and what-if models for piece cost, tooling, and engineering
Extensive computer and database skills including Google Workplace tools, SQL databases, MS Access, MATLAB, and CAD, proficiency in query creation (SQL, power Query, BigQuery, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical engineering, or similar
Six Sigma or Lean Certification is desired, but not required
Travel: 25-50% domestic and international (post COVID)
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