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Master Production Scheduler

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently seeking a Master Production Scheduler. The Master Production Scheduler will focus on production scheduling using the ERP system and Microsoft excel. The Master Production Scheduler will also work with the production team and materials group on scheduling, resource management and inventory. This position is full time M-F and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and will report to the Master Planner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates production to manufacturing based on material and capacity availability.
  • Work closely with operations focusing on production productivity issues and ensure smooth flow from raw material to finished goods.
  • Develop and report key metrics as required like Production Attainment % and On-Time Delivery.
  • Actively monitor impact to material availability and production schedule from customer demand above the production plan.
  • Reviews material supply and demand to determine push/pull actions that appropriately impact manufacturing MPS and supply MRP.
Desired:
  • APICS certification
  • Use knowledge and experience of process flow to provide a useful resource to Materials on ERP and business system issues.
  • Analyze and report on Risks in schedules and suggest mitigation options.
  • Knowledge of Theory of Constraints a plus.
  • Experience applying Lean concepts and Six Sigma is desirable.
Required Education/Experience:
  • 5 plus years in manufacturing/engineering environment (preferably automotive).
  • 2 plus years using Intuitive ERP, or other ERP systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or math/science.
  • Production background including experience of planning machining, fabrication and assembly processes.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must be able to read drawings and understand Bills of Material.
  • Experience in the use of ERP systems for the production planning process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively between operations departments (sales ops, manufacturing, purchasing, and materials).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (reporting and analysis).
  • Strong analytical skills are essential.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed and use of hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 10 lbs.
Other Requirements (if applicable):
  • Prior experience with Agile PLM a plus.
  • Background or experience with motorcycles is a plus.
  • Licensed motorcycle rider is a plus.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Supply Base Manager

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Supply Base Manager. The successful candidate will have a role in product and supply chain development within a cross-functional product/platform project team. In this role, the individual will be responsible for developing and managing a world class global supply chain using total cost of ownership models concepts and knowledge of global markets for your assigned commodities. The person in this position will be the driver of the supply selection, supplier management including QBR processes and supplier negotiations. Knowledge of supply bases in Asia and EU are highly desired. This position will work out of our corporate offices in Scotts Valley, California and reports to the Director of Developmental Purchasing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Quality & Cost – Key resource for developing cost targets for new product vehicles, vehicle systems and components, communicating component part or vehicle system performance information, and managing activities to component level quality and reduce vehicle system costs.
  • Product Development and Program Management – This position will work closely with Development Engineering to ensure that the best cost / technology decision are incorporated into new product designs. Ensures that activity within the purchasing community aligns with the Zero Product Development Methodology. Achieve compliance to the Methodology by managing QCT to targets development time lines, and capital costs. Explore new sourcing and process ideas and suggestions with suppliers in concert with Developmental Engineering. Effective and complete transition of sourcing decisions to Operational Purchasing.
  • Communication - This position will be responsible for supplier interface between Zero’s Supplier base and internal customers in Developmental Engineering, Industrial Design, Test, Marketing, Manufacturing and Operations Purchasing. This position is highly visible to all company management levels and requires the ability to present progress and data in a clear and concise manner.
Required Education/Experience:
  • This position requires 5 – 7 years international supplier management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Electrical Engineer or Mechanical Engineering with experience with transportation related electronics.
  • Demonstrated performance and experience in technical competencies of procurement, engineering, or quality is required.
  • Knowledge of TS16949 or similar quality system and PPAP documentation is desired in this position.
  • 25-35% international travel is expected.
  • Fluency in Mandarin is highly desired
Skills and Attributes:
  • The candidate must have the knowledge and hands-on experience in the development, production, and/or procurement of components and/or subsystems, preferably within a TS16949 registered, power sports or motorcycle manufacturing environment.
  • The candidate must have a thorough understanding of how to implementing strategic purchasing relationships with suppliers.
  • Attention to detail, “Can Do” attitude, good communication and people skills are required.
  • The candidate must have strong knowledge of concurrent product and process development techniques and supply chain management, starting with new product development through EOL.
  • The candidate must have a strong knowledge of operations techniques including but not limited to quality systems, lean manufacturing/development, cost modeling/analysis, benchmarking, and other continuous improvement tools.
  • A passion for motorcycles is a plus.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 10 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Powertrain Engineer

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently recruiting for a Powertrain Engineer Control Specialist. This position will work with motor controller partner to build the next generation controller for Zero Motorcycles. Optimize powertrain performance with the Zero Motorcycles engineering team, supporting the team with integration of the motor controller, and overall system architecture where required. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and will report to the Director of Powertrain Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage requirements and specifications between Zero Motorcycles and our motor controller partner.
  • Visit suppliers for collaborative development.
  • Performance tuning of powertrain.
Required Education/Experience:
  • B.S in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Extensive experience with embedded systems, hardware and software.
  • Minimum 2 years Electric Vehicle powertrain or similar system experience.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Problem solving and process oriented design skills
  • Passion for development of new technologies
  • Organized, superior attention to detail
  • Diligent, reliable and tenacious
  • Motorcycle experience an asset
Other Requirements: (if applicable)
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Licensed motorcycle rider is a plus.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • The employee must be able to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access equipment, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

VP of Quality

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a VP of Quality. The VP of Quality will be responsible for establishing a corporate quality system and team that ensures customer satisfaction and that positively impacts the financial performance of Zero Motorcycles. Champion tools for designing-in and assuring quality, as well as continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives, both at Zero Motorcycles and at our Suppliers. Establish and maintain an effective Quality Management System (QMS); initiate and implement quality improvement activities as appropriate (e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma) to raise the performance of the company in terms of the quality, reliability and acceptance of its products, by its customers and distribution partners. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and currently reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Build on the Quality Management System manual / documentation already developed at Zero, to develop and improve the effectiveness of our quality systems across the company’s operations end to end.
  • Using knowledge of customer concerns and requirements, partner closely with engineering, production and customer service upfront to enable the development/specification of robust design and manufacturing processes in order to deliver world-class products (e.g. implementation and leadership of DFMEA process).
  • Ensure up-front quality is built into both the design and supplier manufacturing process through industry standard practices, such as appropriate dimensioning and tolerancing, key product characteristics, process flow diagrams, process control plans, etc.
  • Specific to firmware, oversee the implementation of regression testing and other quality controls to ensure released code is virtually bug-free
  • Enforce quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and all applicable standards worldwide.
  • Serve as the primary quality assurance resource for problem identification, resolution, reporting and continuous improvement. Perform root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Support engineering / development team efforts by participating in design reviews representing quality assurance and the voice of the customer.
  • In collaboration with Engineering and Procurement, lead quality assurance at our suppliers via monitoring of their manufacturing process as spelled out in developed control plans (material certifications, inspection reports, test reports, supplier visits, etc.)
  • Design, implement and document procedures for process control, process improvement, first articles inspection (FAI), incoming parts inspection and final QC inspection.
  • In collaboration with Customer Service, establish and implement a system for collecting, analyzing and reporting on quality issues affecting our owner’s experience with our vehicles. Review the data with the engineering and operations teams and ensure it is actionable to enable them to make sound product design and supplier related decisions.
  • Monitor supplier performance and establish criteria and rating system for critical suppliers. Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
  • Implement, improve and maintain quality inspection process of incoming materials (according to agreed-upon sample rate, per part number), including First Article Inspection (FAI), Non-Conforming Material (NCM) reports and metrics
  • Manage the process, control, and security of NCM area (Non-Conforming Material)
  • In collaboration with Production Engineering, implement, improve and maintain quality controls in our production line ( control plans, fixtures and equipment for quality assurance, QC inspect of completed bikes, COP audits, Right-First-Time reports, Concerns Per Hundred and Incidents Per Hundred reports, etc.)
  • In collaboration with Customer Service, interact directly with customers, dealers and distributors to identify opportunities to improve quality and provide feedback to manufacturing and engineering personnel.
  • In partnership with the functional heads across the company create an accountable and quality based culture. Educate and train employees as to their impact in the quality management system.
  • Effectively create and support process enhancement initiatives to maintain an environment of continuous improvement throughout the organization. Provide effective leadership support, training and guidance to all company personnel.
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS or BA degree with 10+ years’ experience in a similar organization with at least five of those years in a senior management role.
  • Must have a demonstrable record of implementing and maintaining a total quality system; laying out a strategic plan and overseeing the tactical implementation, driving improved operational and quality metrics. This person will assure that systems are in place and that inter- and intradepartmental communications are such that “things be done only once – the right way.”
  • Successful development and implementation of a quality strategy for a manufacturing operations environment. Successful in implementing consistent standards.
Skills and Attributes:
  • A high energy level matched with enthusiasm is an important attitude within the organization. Will set an example for department through personal commitment and drive.
  • Critical Thinking - Able to work in uncharted areas. Capable of integrating large amounts of information to address complex issues. Challenges conventional wisdom when required. Intellectually aggressive with a strong end-product orientation.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Able to quickly establish and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships within all levels and functions of the organization. Creates team atmosphere with internal staff while achieving key objectives. Maintains positive, professional relationships with external contacts. Able to interface effectively with investigators as well as manufacturing staff so that they will willingly accept this individual’s counsel and direction.
  • Organizational Skills - Able to operate independently. Manages time well, follows through on commitments and pays attention to details. Able to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Maturity - Able to provide a good balance of risk taking and judgment. Is assertive and confident. Recognizes when help is needed because of lack of pertinent knowledge.
  • Training/Mentoring Skills - Able to foster the professional development of subordinates through mentoring, and feedback on results. Willingly share personal knowledge and experience and is able to move decisively with performance problems. Able to assist in the recruitment of top talent, as required. Responsible for being a trainer, developer, and supervisor but also a mentor who enjoys bringing individuals and teams to higher plateaus.
  • Professional - Able to demonstrate unquestionable integrity, credibility and character. Has demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • The employee must be able to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access equipment, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.
Other Requirements (if applicable)
  • Background or experience with motorcycles is a plus.
  • Licensed motorcycle rider is a plus.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

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