Gear Manufacturing Development Engineer


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

May 5

About River:

River is an electric vehicle startup building multi-utility scooters. The company builds products ground up with a strong focus on design and engineering. Currently, the company is in the product development stage with prototypes being tested on the road. The vehicle will go on sale on Sep-22. River is backed by marquee international investors - Israel based Maniv mobility and US based Trucks VC. These are mobility focussed funds backed by some of the big names in the automotive industry. River is founded by experienced automotive professionals - Vipin George is ex-Lead Designer at Honda, Ultraviolette and Aravind Mani is ex-VP at Ultraviolette, an EV startup backed by TVS Motors. River is a fast growing company with an R&D team of 60 engineers now. The company targets to be 250-300 employees by the end of 2022


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Role : Gear Manufacturing Development Engineer

  • Role
  • Responsible for the build to print parts – Gears, Gears assembly, Forgings, blanking
  • Evaluating supplier manufacturing capabilities and feeding the inputs back in the design
  • Responsible for review of DFM, DFA, and DFT aspects
  • Participate in supplier qualification in terms of manufacturing process capabilities
  • stabilizing the primary processes like forging, blanking, and heat treatment for gears.
  • stabilizing the suitable manufacturing process for the required DIN class.
  • Create a process map & PFMEA
  • Responsible to develop prototyping within program timelines
  • Responsible for the refinement of parts from First tool parts to PPAP sign off
  • Get agreements on the CTQs
  • Develop acceptance criteria & a plan for handling rejection
  • Ensure quality parts for various stages of builds
  • Change management communication & co-ordination with the suppliers
  • Conduct PPAP & develop a plan for all open issues before hand over to Quality

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Exposure to different gear manufacturing processes (Knowledge of Shaving, Shaping, hobbing, grinding processes)
  • Exposure to the different DIN standards and gear quality standards.
  • Exposure to Tool selection like hob, shaving tool, Grinding wheel profile and grade, etc
  • Exposure to forging, Heat treatment, and machining of gears.
  • GD&T knowledge and gear tolerances
  • Knowledge of gear inspection methods and planning actions against non-conformities.
  • Exposure to PFMEA, APQP approach to product development
  • Project Planning & Coordination with CFT for execution till the Launch of the product.

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