Program Manager and Designer

Posted on 26 October 2021


Industry Manufacturing
City Mississauga
Code postal L5T 1W1
State Ontario
Required experience
Salary $70,000 - $80,000


Our client, a leader in the automotive tubing industry is looking for a talented Program Manager & Designer to join their team in Mississauga.


Facilitates development of programs by recommending, monitoring or adjusting appropriate plant operating procedures to meet program requirements. Coordinates program vendor activities including design, tooling, and parts suppliers to ensure cost and delivery and quality targets are met according to customer’s requirements and schedules.

Provide design service including product concept generation, product and market research, 2D and 3D concept
visualization, presentation materials, engineering and manufacturing process co-ordination. Assists production with troubleshooting daily manufacturing problems and continually evaluates current products in an effort to decrease


  • Strong Team Building skills Leadership Ethics and Integrity
  • Customer Focus Communication Accountability and
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking Teamwork Dependability
  • Decision Making and Judgement Results Focused Multitasker


1. Responsible for the coordination of Engineering projects.

2. Part proposal drawings: starting from rough design concepts up to detail/final drawings. Responsible for all drawing information, including tolerance/fits, stack ups, GD&T specifications and surface finishes. Carries out the design and development required to achieve project objective and budget. Processes new jobs for quotation and prepares all design development information for APQP process.

3. Design of parts, tooling, jigs, fixtures and provides direction and coordination of all activities to ensure projects are completed as per engineering Manager’s expectation and in a timely and cost-effective manner.

4. Specifies requests and coordinates all sub-contracted work (i.e. FEAs, Product Validation and Testing, CAD drawing file conversion) and assures timely completion.

5. Responsible for the on-time and in-budget completion of all customer required deliverables for these projects.

6. Main point of contact with our customers for the launch of new projects.

7. Responsible for the direction and support for the APQP Launch Team for both prototype and production requirements.

8. Develops and maintains part interim stage drawings.

9. Coordinate APQP new product launch process internally and externally with the customer and prepare work schedules with interim and end target estimates for all projects within his/her responsibility.

10. Ensure that capital equipment purchases meet all safety requirements

11. Designs new and/or improves production machines and tooling.

12. Evaluates the progress of the product launch activities.

13. Coordinate the specification and procurement of capital equipment, tooling, gauging and personnel for new launches.

14. Coordination and implementation of Engineering changes.

15. Attends and / or conducts meetings with customer, with respect to design / launch reviews.

16. Responsible for activities related to assigned projects, as per TS16949 Procedures. (i.e. APQP, Design FMEAs) or other applicable industry standards.

17. Maintains proper filing systems including CAD file library to ensure all information are properly stored and easily retrieved.

18. Assist in the development of quotations for new work and engineering changes.

19. Assists with the creation of quality documentation and work instruction for new equipment and tooling.

20. Oversees development and maintenance of quality documentation in the area of Process Flow diagrams, PFMEA’s, DFMEA’s, QA Function and Work Instructions.

21. Available for discussion in setting up for initial production runs and as requested in resolving production problems on new products.

22. Provides Engineering support to other departments within the company and performs duties and tasks as directed by the Engineering Manager.

23. Initiates plans and ideas for cost reduction and / or quality improvement measures.

24. Responsible for ensuring that the organization is working with the most up-to-date and pertinent engineering drawings, databases and parts list.

25. Accountable for on time submission of customer requirements for product launch (PPAP, prototype requirements, volume ramp, etc…), on budget launch of projects, High quality submission to the customer (zero launch PR & R’s / QR’s etc…), Overall project performance with respect to OEE, quoted manpower, quoted cycle times and scrap, Reporting to Management any perceived deficiencies in a program launch before failure to achieve a target is realized.

Other duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science diploma in Mechanical Engineering or college diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5-10years’ previous work experience in similar capacity within a manufacturing or automotive industry
  • Technical skills: APQP procedures, Quality Engineering, Supplier Management, Blueprint reading, Advanced measuring techniques, GD&T, QFD, Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly VE/VA, DOE, Team Oriented Problem Solving, Problem Solving Techniques: 8D,5why, fish bone diagram, DFMEA/PFMEA, floor plans, process flow diagram, control plants, quoting procedures, AutoCAD, DraftSight,
    MS Project, MS Word, and MS Excel.


  • Must be able to interact professionally with all levels in the company.
  • Must be able to maintain effective relationships with suppliers and customers.

Schedule: Day Shift, Monday to Friday, 7am – 3pm

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

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