Technical Project Manager (Production Test)

Spectrum Brands Lake Forest , CA 92630

Posted 2 months ago

Division Information

The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

Job Summary

The Technical Project Manager (Production Test) is the leading representative for any quality production testing/ detection systems for our factories and suppliers. The Technical Project Manager will provide clarity and vision regarding production test strategy and implementations worldwide. The Technical Project Manager is responsible for analyzing new products to determine and implement appropriate manufacturing test processes and detections. The Technical Project Manager will design, implement, maintain, and improve factory production test systems. The Technical Project Manager has a leadership role in planning and executing new product introductions as they transition from design to manufacturing.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • (25%) Provide clear leadership and vision of global production test strategy and platforms worldwide. This includes 5 year planning, phased milestone and project status visibility to cross-functional and corporate leadership teams. Ask for and receive Capex needed to fund Test System projects
  • (25%) Lead technical project Implementation of Test systems into production by working with cross-functional teams (Engineering, Project Management, Process Engineering, Quality, 3rd party resources)
  • (10%) Design appropriate test systems for production level testing based on product specifications from Design Engineering.
  • (10%) Design, implement and sustain data output from production test to aid in Quality Control and SPC detections (Yields, failure codes, parametric etc.)
  • (10%) Coordinate and/or building of test systems including test fixtures, cables, and Software (FW,JTAG, Applications, etc..)
  • (10%) Provide guidance and leadership to embedded factory production test engineers for all 8 factories and various critical suppliers worldwide.
  • (5%) Lead Sustainment of Production test systems for production lines: Includes fixture/cable repair, SW updates Re-validations, Troubleshooting and training. Triage production test failures and provide guidance to teams for failure analysis
  • (5%) Ensure effective and validated ECO and Change management of products in production including HW/SW/FW changes made to product are implemented within production test.

Education and Experience Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics, HW/SW or related field plus 7-10 years technical experience with duties directly involving Production test a high volume manufacturing environment.

  • Direct Experience in multi-factory production test system implementations

  • Project Management experience required

  • Experience on flow process design, Lean manufacturing, and six sigma methodologies. (Poka Yoke)

  • Experience with Test Fixtures, Cabling, flashing FW, SW, Serialization, Traceability implementations

  • Demonstrates leadership & interpersonal skills along with the ability to work with others positively.

  • Estimated percentage of travelling required 15% (including international)

Required Skills

  • Capital requests, Return on Investment analysis

  • Project Management leadership in a matrix organization

  • SW / FW flash and testing within production environments

  • HW electrical testing within production environments

  • Traceability and Serialization methods

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply statistical tools and methods to problem solving in a quality or process improvement arena.

  • Excellent leadership, positive interpersonal skills, and effective presentation abilities

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for production/ office environment. However, travel conditions include prolonged flights, car travel, and other exposures such as unusual weather or food, as expected during international travel.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



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