The Technical Platform Manager’s (TPM) primary function is to lead the cross-functional product and technical service teams. The TPM will manage the technical image of Akebono to the customer and provide the objective Voice of Customer (VOC) to Akebono. The TPM will manage a project(s) by ensuring the on-time-delivery of all technical items associated with the project. The TPM will act as the counterpart to the customer’s platform supervisor. The TPM will be the single-point primary technical contact representing Akebono for the customer.
Design & Development
Education and/or Experience (minimum required for the position)
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (B. S.) from four-year college or university is minimally required; Minimum of 5 years job experience directly related to foundation brake and/or friction material engineering at a company which supplies the passenger car and light truck market or at a vehicle manufacturer. Familiarity with customers’ brake system development processes is necessary.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
This position requires the following physical abilities: to sit; to use hands (to touch, handle, or feel), to reach with hands and arms, to stand, to talk, to hear and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. In addition, the specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment is mostly sedentary; however, there is occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and vibration and to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.