Senior Project Manager

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Irvine, CA 92614, USA View on Map
Apply Before : April 30, 2023
Job Description

The Senior Project Manager has overall responsibility for the safe, efficient, and profitable execution of custom robotic systems/programs to the satisfaction of the customer. This includes coordinating all in house staff throughout the project.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Responsible for the overall contract execution.

• Responsible for assisting/leading, generating and managing program schedules, managing project budget and helping set resource priorities.

• Attend project kick-off meeting and prepare the project team to ensure that objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities.

• Issue a schedule for all projects. Provide timely updates to customer and project team.

• Conduct regular project meetings with the project team throughout the contract.

• Conduct regular project meetings with the customer, record and distribute information to the team.

• Responsible for monitoring and reporting the cost to complete throughout the project.

• Coordinating and assisting in solving technical problems during and at customer site.

• Responsible for machine acceptance and sign-off, along with customer milestone invoicing.

• Work with accounting to help collect/negotiate past due accounts.

• Generate, handle, and track all Project Engineering Change Orders. ECOs can be generated by other project members. All are submitted to the Project Manager to decide how they are approved, charged to customer, or are otherwise implemented.

• Complete closed order analysis after final acceptance by the customer at customer site, and generate historical data for lessons learned by all departments.

• Assist in preparation of technical proposals with Application Engineering and/or Marketing.

• Identifies new technologies and their possible applications to projects and products.

• Responsible to execute projects as per project management standard procedures.

• May be given “special projects” based upon organizational needs.

• May be responsible for managing the generation of standard solutions to be used by Yaskawa Motoman.

• Make recommendations to RSMs regarding contractual issues.

• Maintain highest level of safety and quality standards.

• Generate and maintain administrative tools to effectively control schedules, margins, utilization, costs, etc., as required.

• Implement lessons learned/continuous improvement program, and assist in providing cross training to the manufacturing teams.

• May coordinate and conduct research and development based upon organizational needs.

• Adhere to all corporate and department ISO policies and procedures to maintain quality standards.

• Guide the project team to design and develop robotic systems to meet customer specifications and/or project requirements.

• May conduct or help design tests to assure success during project validation or verification.

• Facilitate design reviews with customer and/or other departments to ensure sound designs and drawing accuracy.

• Assist in analyzing test data to assure the design meets functional and performance specifications.

• Some travel required. Must have valid driver’s license and full coverage automobile insurance.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Masters Degree and eight to eleven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum seven years experience as a Project Manager in the robotic systems business.

Good organizational skills, ability to solve problems, good verbal and written communication skills, and computer literate. Has a strong understanding of robotic systems. Requires a working knowledge of industry standards. Possesses strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Must be able to manage several projects at one time. Employee must be able to work with minimal supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters. Has some latitude for un-reviewed action or decision.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Ability to publish technical papers, articles or textbooks. Ability to make presentations and have one or more patents. Able to do quantitative analysis of complex robotic systems. Broad background that shows ability to master new and emerging technologies. Proven track record for developing practical, real world solutions for complex solving.

Work requires individual to devise own methods, to assist with methods used by others, to exercise ingenuity, to analyze situations, and apply judgment required to make decisions of an administrative nature.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Would anticipate about one hour a day/minimum at PC. The employee may lift and/or move more than 25-40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, UV exposure, fumes, spark and heat.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Duties may require the occasional use of/contact with/exposure to various hazardous materials (such as, but not limited to grease, oils, lubricants, paint, thinner, parts cleaner, etc.). Employees should have basic awareness of hazardous materials cautions. Those directly using the materials must have specific knowledge of material in use.

Motoman is an EEO employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)