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Navistar, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer Lead - EV Process in Elmendorf, Texas

Position Overview

Navistar Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) has an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer Lead - EV Process at our San Antonio, TX location. This position will report to the AME Lead Engineer and support the development of Manufacturing assembly processes, tooling and equipment and support the plant for new Programs.


  • Support EV safety team with EV vehicle assembly safety practices and procedures

  • Support product development (R&D) on product concepts

  • Influence design to ensure manufacturability and DFA. Conduct DFA trials as needed

  • Develop part fabrication and assembly concepts for new product. Work with internal and cross-brand Manufacturing Engineering on process, facility and equipment effects of assembly concepts

  • Develop associated assembly equipment and tooling designs. Lead projects from concept through procurement, installation, and commissioning

  • Standardize manufacturing processes by benchmarking other facilities’ manufacturing processes and integration best practices and standards into new process development

  • Lead the development of project workplans, timelines, and resource requirements

  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results

  • Assist with development of process specific equipment. Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment

  • Assist with development of prototype process development, prototype equipment specification, procurement, and installation, and prototype assembly and evaluation as needed

  • Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams across all brands within Traton

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 5 years of experience in product manufacturing


  • Master’s degree

  • At least 3 years of experience in product manufacturing


  • At least 7 years of experience in product manufacturing

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills

  • Proficient with AutoCad, Unigraphics or NX (Teamcenter) highly desired

  • EV battery assembly and vehicle assembly experience highly desired

  • Experience with Torque tooling preferred

  • Experience with conveyance and fixture design and procurement preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering, is preferred

  • Proficient in the development and maintenance of PFMEA's

  • MS Project or other project management software

  • Experience with truck or automotive assembly is a plus

  • Ability to understand and organize complex sets of data

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Proven ability to initiate and support change to the organization

  • Ability to interact with all levels of management at the local and division levels

  • Proficient MS Office computer skills

Benefits and Compensation

  • Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance Plans starting on day 1

  • Annual Incentive / Bonus Pay

  • 401(k) with monthly matching contributions, along with additional age weighted contributions to your retirement account

  • Holiday Pay

  • Vacation Days

  • Parental Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Company Overview

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.

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Visit us at www.Navistar.com to discover more about our organization.

Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to access the online application system or participate in the interview process due to your disability, please email HRC@Navistar.com to request assistance. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response. Otherwise, your request may not be considered.