NPI Process Engineer

Cambridge, MA

The team

Superpedestrian brings together a team of extraordinary people for one vision: transforming micromobility worldwide. Shared micromobility - fleets of scooters, bicycles, and e-bikes - is the future of global transportation. As the industry evolves, operators and riders are demanding safer, more reliable, cost-effective solutions. At Superpedestrian, we develop new technologies to revolutionize and scale micromobility.

Founded out of the MIT Senseable City Lab and backed by leading venture investors General Catalyst and Spark Capital, Superpedestrian’s first product was the Copenhagen Wheel - an award-winning consumer e-bike product. In 2019, Superpedestrian launched the world's first smart scooter designed and engineered for shared mobility. Our vehicles are deployed around the world and we’re rapidly scaling our team and vehicle deployments. Join us as we revolutionize personal transit for a sustainable future.

Superpedestrian is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We work in close-knit, cross-functional teams. We care about your skills and your character and we celebrate what makes us diverse. If we think there’s a good fit, we will get in touch. Please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Who you are

Superpedestrian is seeking a NPI Process Engineer with experience producing complex electromechanical assemblies. The role will be responsible for managing the manufacturing of electric micromobility vehicles.  You should have a proven track record of moving products through production and bringing them to market. The role will require experience with manufacturing processes including casting, stamping, extruding and injection molding, and experience working in China.  

What you’ll do:

  • Support new product development by ensuring that components are designed for manufacturability (DFM) and that processes/procedures are adhered to in relation to quality, method and cost.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Review, improve and approve supplier assembly process documents and implement Quality Control Plans (QCP) and Manufacturing Process Plans (MPP) to control the production process. 
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Provide hands-on support of test development and execution.
  • Lead production risk identification and mitigation efforts including PFMEA.
  • Support supplier qualification process and initial part quality review (FAI) as well as ongoing production qualifications including PPAP.
  • Drive tooling validations and qualifications with sub-suppliers. 
  • Be involved early in NPI programs to provide feedback on Design for Manufacturing (DFM).
  • Partner with Design Engineering to ensure Production Preparation Process (3P) and Design for Producibility (DFP) to be implemented before design fix stage while optimizing for quality and cost. 
  • Support downstream activities such as repair work and creation of repair instructions for customers. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years of direct work experience. 
  • Must have extensive experience working on the ground with suppliers and contract manufacturers in China.
  • Extensive knowledge of both prototype and production manufacturing techniques including rapid prototyping, machining, casting, forging, molding, stamping, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively work with a global supplier base and to communicate effectively with a remotely located design team.
  • Ability to check detailed technical drawings of components and assemblies in a PLM system.
  • Close attention to detail while being fast-paced and fast-acting.
  • Experience with GD&T - ANSI Y14.5 is required.
  • Solidworks experience required.
  • Ability to travel to China up to 30%
  • Experience designing custom fixtures and test equipment for manufacturing electromechanical products is a plus.

What you can expect

  • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other, and mentors from across the top echelons of industry
  • An opportunity to work alongside some of the largest companies in the bike share, urban mobility and transportation space
  • A competitive compensation and equity package as well as a 401(K) retirement savings plan
  • The choice of a wide range of health and dental insurance plans, a flexible spending account, short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours, casual dress code, and unlimited paid vacation
  • The chance to have your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future
  • A gorgeous, dog-friendly workspace in a renovated warehouse with a private courtyard in the heart of Cambridge
  • A full kitchen, and a grill for our frequent cookouts
  • Regular social events, team lunches, and weekly beer runs (often by bike)

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