Collins McNicholas

Planning (NPI – New Product Introduction) Engineer


Main responsibilities and duties of the job but not limited to.


  • Design for manufacturability on New Products, which involves close cooperation with all Design groups.             
  • Project Management of New Products being introduced to KOI.
  • Drive and lead an NPI team, consisting of members from each function within the organisation.
  • Ensure on-time and within budget delivery of all jigs/fixtures required for production of a new product.
  • Evaluation of plant layouts from other Manufacturing sites to provide optimum plant layouts.
  • Evaluation of capacity planning from other Manufacturing sites which is directly linked with layout & investment planning.
  • The identification, evaluation and specification of new equipment within the manufacturing process.
  • Project management of new equipment requirements, procurement and production line installation / reconfiguration.
  • Design, release and procurement of product packaging solutions.
  • Control of product technical change process for pre-series and series production products.
  • Health and Safety of self and others.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your Supervisor / Manager. 


Qualifications: Degree in Production, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial or Electronic Engineering (Level 8 on NFQ). Formal Project Management qualification would be an advantage. 


Experience:   Minimum 3 – 4years experience in high volume Electronic, Mechatronic / Manufacturing with preference in the role of Manufacturing, Process, NPI (New Product Introduction) Engineering. Experience in Project Management is essential. 


Skills:    Knowledge of Electronic, Mechanical and Mechatronic Assembly Process is essential. Knowledge of jigs and fixture design, injection moulding. Knowledge of production capacity & line balance & layout planning. German would be an advantage.

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