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Job Title:  New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager


Pleasanton, CA, US, 94588

Business Unit:  Gatan
Posting Date:  Aug 12, 2022
Job Description: 

Electron Microscopy Technologies (EMT) is the world leading manufacturer of high-quality instrumentation and software for imaging and analysis in TEM and SEM applications. The Gatan and EDAX names are recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and the industry’s leading technology.


We are currently seeking a New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager for our Pleasanton, CA location. Responsible for providing design support and interfacing with engineering team coordinating release of products and acting as a liaison between engineering and manufacturing.  Management of the electrical and mechanical NPI teams.  This includes the NPI electrical engineering team, electronic engineering technicians and the mechanical design/drafting team; assigning, balancing, and prioritizing of tasks/projects within these disciplines.


The New Product Introduction (NPI) will:


  • Design support, inclusive of electrical design, mechanical design, drafting, transitioning of engineering designs/documentation to manufacturing, OMSs (Operational Method Sheets), compliance documentation, and sustaining engineering.
  • Interfaces with engineering team, both electrical and mechanical, coordinating release of products and coordination of engineering, manufacturing teams, contract manufacturers, and vendors.
  • Actively involved at start of projects with engineering supporting BOMs, ECOs, product structure, and coordinating transition to production with manufacturing.
  • Maintains, enhances, and develops drawing requirements, consistencies, and BKMs.
  • Manages the NPI team including the NPI electrical engineering team, electronic engineering technicians and the mechanical design/drafting team; assigning, balancing, and prioritizing of tasks/projects within these disciplines.
  • Ensures accuracy and conformance with approved internal requirements.
  • Responsible for managing, maintaining of CAD data, leveraging the PLM system.
  • Expert level knowledge of PLM system documenting engineering changes, manufacturing changes, new part requests, new manufacturing part numbers, BOMs, etc.
  • Supports project managers and engineers in creating and maintaining BOM and ECO revisions in PLM system.
  • Acts as liaison between internal engineering and manufacturing departments, contract manufacturers and other vendors during R&D stages. 
  • Generates assembly Instructions which includes step by step instructions and graphics/photographs and assembly drawings.


New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager Requirements:


  • BS degree in mechanical, electro-mechanical, mechatronics engineering. 
  • Management experience preferred
  • 5+ years of knowledge and experience in NPI role, coordinating with engineering and manufacturing teams.
  • 10+ years of experience with designing and drafting.
  • 10+ years of knowledge and experience of 3D CAD, preferably Autodesk Inventor.
  • Mechanical or electro-mechanical design experience.
  • Design experience with vacuum design, mechanisms, thermal management, X-Ray shielding.
  • Understanding of documentation management processes related to BOMs, ECOs, ECR and related documentation.
  • 5+ years of experience with Agile or web-based PLM system. 
  • Ability to gather needed information and provide judgment and feedback based on partial and incomplete information. Understand the need to work/cooperate with multiple departments (Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, Marketing/Sales, Service).
  • Candidate must be comfortable with a fast-paced environment and ongoing support of multiple projects.
  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills to effectively collaborate and share information is a must.
  • Motivated and well organized in their work product.
  • Must be able to work indoors in an office setting. Requires full capabilities to work full time at a computer workstation and in laboratories around mechanical and electrical hazards.




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