NPE Engineer

  • 3700 Camino de Verdad, Weslaco, Texas
  • Full-time
  • Department: Engineering

Job Description

Position Summary

The New Product Execution (NPE) Engineer is responsible for the launch of new products starting from a design stage into the test phase (pilot runs) and into a production phase. He/she is responsible to monitor the on time completion of all corresponding tasks related to the execution of a new item.  The NPE Engineer works closely with the Execution Teams of each manufacturing plant of the organization to clarify any questions related to the new item(s). He/she serves as a liaison between the plants and the sales team.

Organizational Relationship

Position reports directly to the NPE Manager and supports our Masterbrand Cabinets division based in Weslaco TX.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all new product execution
  • Assures proper procedures are in place in regards to product specifications qualifications sample development & pilot run execution
  • Assure On Time & Quality completion of projects
  • Coordinate internal communication between plants & departments to be able to execute programs successfully
  • Develop determine & implement policies procedures & programs to drive continuous improvement
  • Understand Operations impact related from the launch & continuous execution of each New Product Execution Project
  • Ensure the proper product launch process implementation & sign off of production are followed through proper forms & procedures
  • Work closely with manufacturing plants to recommend changes improvements and additions to their respective product lines capacity & processes.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to identify customer requirements & translating them into product specifications
  • Provide leadership & hands on management to design engineering development & program management execution
  • Manage product development and integration from R&D activities to production deliveries
  • Ensure that product development is focused on meeting & exceeding internal & external customer requirements
  • Capacity to interpret Engineering Drawings
  • Computer Skills required for ERP/Windows
  • Interact with Engineering manufacturing plants for the purpose of evaluating performance capacity delivery of project requirements agreements & product execution
  • Identify & understand current needs and future technology trends in our industry and participate in addressing those needs



Education & Experience

  • Industrial/Mechanical Engineering degree required
  • Positive & Service oriented attitude
  • Able to work under pressure but always with team spirit
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) & strong communication skills
  • Able to deal with customer & manufacturing plant needs
  • Analytic capacity to analyze financial and operational data to resolve problems
  • Strong Planning Costing & Organizational abilities
  • Able to generate tangible improvements (KPI’s)
  • At least 3 years of proven Lean Manufacturing & Engineering experience
  • Interface with QA regarding any observed or reported safety/quality issues
  • Travel to the manufacturing facilities & other locations as needed will be required

Additional Information

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. offers a wide spectrum of cabinetry products designed to satisfy every budget and lifestyle. With a large North America footprint and diverse team of nearly 13,000 employees, we help people fulfill their dreams of a comfortable, inviting home through innovations in fashion and functionality that bring family and friends together. We invite you to visit to learn more about how we build employee opportunity, purpose, and reward into everything we do.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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