Sr Technical Expert (Bearings) (Marketing)
•Responsible for conducting appropriate technology studies and investigations to obtain the best bearing products in the market, utilizing current technological advances and corresponding engineering tools and manufacturing equipment within established schedules.
•Responsible for providing technical expertise to engineering projects to ensure program objectives are accomplished according to established schedules and budgets.
•Interfaces with various functional areas, bearing machine and tooling vendors supply system to coordinate for a smooth and timely release of the new bearing product or revisions into production.
•Interfaces with bearing manufacturing plants to provide support and to stimulate continuous processing improvements to achieve maximum design potential (as applicable if produced internally).
•Develops engineering tools for accurate bearing performance evaluation, to lead to the best bearing performance.
•Be alert to new technologies and the opportunities to incorporate into products and manufacturing processes.
•Support global bearing lab operations. Provide leadership and direction on bearing test rig hardware and planning.
•Provide ongoing consultation and problem solving support to the businesses regarding bearing technology.
•Lead process enhancement efforts as needed for bearing technology.
•Benchmark internal and external best practices regarding bearing application, performance, handling and product assembly equipment.
•Lead the development and refine best practices as applicable for Meritor.
•Mentor end users in related subject matter.
•Document bearing knowledge, lessons learned and best practices.
•Support/lead resolution of critical issues related to bearings.
•Mediate between cross-functional areas as needed.
•Actively participates / acts as Meritor expert for external discussions such as detailed customer discussions and industry consortiums (e.g. SAE, etc)
•Identify bearing coaches (liaisons) within the region that could provide additional consultation and training support. Education & Training
•Develop resources and communications to educate key customers and end users of bearings.
•Identify opportunities to develop new internal and external training programs and resources as needed.
•Partner with global cross-functional team members to develop and deliver consistent training programs and resources for bearing technology.
•Assess effectiveness of new and existing course materials and training programs.
•Deliver training in subject area as needed by the business to increase the knowledge base of the applicable organizations with respect to bearing technology.
•Identify bearing coaches (liaisons) within the region that could provide additional consultation and training support.
•At least 5 years of experience in the field of bearing technology.
•A combination of higher education and bearing design /manufacturing experience is an alternate consideration.
•Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis
•Ability to interact with sales, engineering, manufacturing and quality representatives from the bearing industry.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.