Product Knowledge Owner

Kongsberg Automotive, s.r.o.

Place of work
Hlavná 48, 952 01 Vráble, Nitra region
Contract type
Start date
Salary offered (gross)
by agreement depending on experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Main objectives
a) Building and maintaining knowledge standards and competence in the complete manufacturing process for one product,
b) Leading in D&Q phase for optimal manufacturing concept,
c) Global manufacturing footprint for one product overview,
d) Financial optimization of manufacturing processes.

Areas of responsibility
a) Setting manufacturing strategy for new products,
b) Participation in all KBD-NPI meetings from CER/Definition phase,
c) Manufacturing part of CC4 responsibility in D&Q phase (labour variable costs optimization; investment evaluation),
d) Validation of D-FMEA,
e) Manufacturing requirements preparation (MIFA, P-FMEA, Poka Yoke list),
f) Equipment, jigs and fixtures production monitoring and commissioning,
g) Competition overview on the new products – benchmarking,
h) Product competitiveness monitoring,
i) KA products and/or process catalogue maintaining,
j) Vertical integration possibilities evaluation,
k) K-Briefs presentations to M-STC for approval,
l) Representing ME in Innovation and R&D,
l) Performing of special projects and other duties as assigned.

Personal tasks
a) Visualization of the process,
b) Guidelines, mentoring, coaching, training of local engineering team,
c) Encouragement to continuous improvement of process/procedure/
Instructions / templates,
d) Measuring, monitoring and reporting process/audit/gaps status to M-STC.

Main challenges
a) To clarify and simplify the process that it is embraced by others,
b) To define the methods of continuous improvements leading to the world-class status.

a) To develop manufacturing concept (incl. variable costs and investment),
b) To audit the performance of the process within P&C and request countermeasures on deviations,
c) Participate in the development of Manufacturing Engineering strategy,
d) To act independently within the scope of the job description and the current rules of the company.

Employee perks, benefits

better once talk and see than 10 times to read
to be discussed during telephone or personal interview

Information about the selection process

We will contact all candidates with relevant skills described above.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

manufacturing or engineering

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Computer skills - user

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint - advanced

Driving licence


Personality requirements and skills

A minimum of 15 years of experience within manufacturing or engineering (ideally in both); min. 10 years in automotive injection moulding industry; min 5 years as process engineer of the relevant product.

Special requirements:
• Knowledge of relevant quality systems, tools and techniques (ISO9001, ISO/TS, ISO 14001, as well as root cause analysis, QAP, APQP, PPAP, D/P-FMEA, etc...); ISO1101, ASME 1405,
• Computer skills including MS Office and SAP (rate routings and BOMs),
• Project management systems,
• Lean manufacturing tools,
• Travel as required.

Personal skills:
• Demonstrated matrix of organization leadership,
• Creative, structured and systematic thinking,
• Education and training skills – dedicated educator,
• Communication skills,
• Ability to visualize abstract content, prepare complex reports, project summarize and correspondence,
• High degree of personal integrity and confidence,
• Good conflict management skills,
• Facilitation skills with a high focus on solutions.


Brief description of the company

Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. Our values are PASSIONATE, ACCOUNTABLE and PREPARED.
In our Vráble plant we produce mainly AT shifters and other products. More you can find at our web page;

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Kongsberg Automotive, s.r.o.
Hlavná 48
952 01 Vráble
ID: 3070034   Dátum zverejnenia: 19.5.2017