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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Engineering Project Coordinator in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Aspen Aerogels® is a rapidly growing aerogel technology company founded in 2001 to capitalize on patented advances in aerogel manufacturing. Aspen’s extensive portfolio of proprietary aerogel products are manufactured at scale and sold worldwide in the Electric Vehicle, Energy Infrastructure, Sustainable Building Materials, and Power Generation industries. Aspen is a Tier 1/2 Automotive supplier of PyroThin® thermal barriers, and our Pyrogel® and Cryogel® insulation products are used by virtually all leading petrochemical and refining company across more than 50 countries. We’re on a mission to build a world-class organization as we continue to grow our energy infrastructure business, and expand to meet demand for PyroThin thermal barriers in the rapidly growing Electric Vehicle sector over the next decade. We’re looking for great passionate, dynamic talent to join our team.

The Thermal Barrier Engineering Project Coordinator will report to the Sr. Cost Engineer. The Project Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to provide project management and coordination support to facilitate development of thermal barrier products from inception to production, as well as provide support for cost related activities. Strong program/project management skills are required to ensure that technical progress and innovation progress at a pace sufficient to satisfy customer requirements in a timely fashion.

The Project Coordinator must have the ability to manage multiple priorities, including the balance between activities required to meet the RFQ development schedules to advance thermal barrier business development opportunities. The Project Coordinator will work alongside Cost Engineering, NPI Engineering, Automation Engineering, Program Management, Quality, EH&S, and Supply Chain to ensure that internal development programs are delivered appropriately in a timely, documented and cost-efficient manner.

The ideal candidate will be a Project Management or Coordination professional with a minimum of 5 years of Project Management/Coordination or related experience. Experience with data analytics and cost engineering is preferred but not required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and support planning, timeline development, cost control procedures and execution of critical development projects and programs for Thermal Barrier engineering teams.

  • Plans and coordinates implementation testing and verification activities of manual, semi-automated and fully automated equipment with all involved parties while holding timelines, deadlines, budgets and milestones as key targets.

  • Coordinates with Cost Engineering, NPI Engineering, Automation Engineering, Program Management, Quality, EH&S, and Supply Chain to ensure internal and external customer awareness of implementation timing, risks, and delays.

  • Works with Production team(s) to support release plans, implementation timing, floor plan layout activities and timing of implementation for auxiliary equipment needs (electrical, plumbing, EHS, etc.)

  • Creates project Gannt charts to drive the development and on time delivery of thermal barrier projects.

  • Ensures all aspects of handoff packages for key projects are completed (visual work instructions, training, spare parts lists, maintenance plans, etc.)

  • Supports product and process development tasks and cost coordination tasks as needed.

  • Provide technical communication to cross-functional teams throughout the thermal barrier development and design process from prototyping through commercialization.

  • Participate in the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process.

  • Personally adhere to and monitor compliance with all safety procedures, policies, and maintain good housekeeping standards of team members.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical or industrial engineering preferred or equivalent experience in Project Coordination or Project Management

  • 5+ years technical project management experience

  • Ability and willingness to lead, manage and do work

  • Ability to develop and work in complex spreadsheets

  • Experience working directly with sales teams

  • Experience working within cost engineering functions is desirable

  • Experience with LEAN manufacturing, Six Sigma and data-driven decision making is desirable

  • Emotional Intelligence and ability to remain calm under stressful situations

  • Ability to handle complex matters across multiple initiatives

  • Clear and concise communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation and negotiation

  • Willingness to travel

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Frequently required to stand

  • Occasionally required to walk

  • Frequently required to sit

  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity

  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl

  • Continually required to talk or hear

  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts

  • Frequently works around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals

  • Occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)

  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to abuttitta@aerogel.com or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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