Launch Management Engineer- Body Shop

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Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you'll do

As a Launch Management Engineer- Body Shop at Scout Motors, you play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless launch of our vehicles, specifically focusing on body shop. Your responsibilities encompass a diverse range of technical and managerial tasks, contributing significantly to the success of the launch phase. Here's an overview of your key responsibilities:

  • Technical Launch Support:
    • Represent and advance the technical capabilities of the factory and suppliers for body shop during the launch phase.
    • Actively participate in committees and meetings to contribute insights and ensure alignment with launch objectives.
  • Information Management:
    • Collect, summarize, and disseminate product-related information to relevant teams for effective decision-making.
    • Ensure comprehensive documentation of technical data related to body shop.
  • Timeline and Budget Monitoring:
    • Monitor deadlines, milestones, and budget for press parts and ladder frame, initiating escalation in case of overruns or issues.
    • Collaborate with finance teams to assess financial implications and ensure cost-effective launch strategies.
  • Collaboration:
    • Coordinate measures with project-specific specialist departments and the vehicle manufacturing site to ensure a seamless launch.
    • Follow up on the implementation of measures, assessing their effectiveness, and ensuring compliance with launch goals.
  • Knowledge Representation:
    • Know, represent, and implement the interests of vehicle manufacturing in the technical departments, with a specific focus on press parts and ladder frame.
    • Facilitate knowledge transfer sessions to ensure a comprehensive understanding of press and frame processes.
  • Financial Expertise:
    • Understand financial key figures in the project, their influencing factors, and monitor compliance, particularly related to body shop.
    • Prepare financial reports, forecasts, and presentations for review and decision-making.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Familiarity with production processes from press shop to finish, understanding the intended use of vehicles, and ensuring timely delivery of work content.
    • Knowledge of milestones in the product development process, adherence to product and process standards, and suggestions for optimizing the paving process.
    • Understanding of qualification processes in pre-series production, knowledge of Q-features catalog, and management of dimensional accuracy indices.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events regularly. This role may be based out of a Scout Motors location in Columbia, SC. Applicants should expect that the role will require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and travel to participate in events on behalf of the company.

What you'll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals.

  • Educational Background: A Bachelors or Master's degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field. Specialization in Production Management or Planning is preferred.
  • Experience: Experience in production program planning, particularly in the automotive industry. Understanding the fundamentals of car production processes is essential.
  • Technical Understanding: Strong technical understanding of production processes, particularly in relation to steering systems. Knowledge of how these processes impact the functionality and quality of vehicles is crucial.
  • Analytical Skills: Proficient in analyzing production data, identifying trends, and making data-driven decisions to optimize pre-series production planning.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Adept at identifying challenges and implementing effective solutions to ensure seamless pre-series vehicle production.

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $100,000 - $120,000

Internal leveling code: IC9

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.