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Launch Engineer - I

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Muscle Shoals, AL, US, 35661

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Launch Engineer - I to join our team. The ideal candidate will coordinate and support the product maturation (performance, dimensional, appearance) and development from prototype through manufacturing production stages as required by Program Manager to ensure that product design, manufacturing, assembly, and other problems are detected and resolved at the earliest stages of the product development cycle. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Coordinates product maturation (performance, dimensional, and appearance) phase of new launch. 
  • Uses open issues report to record and track all open issues to closure. 
  • Reviews advanced quality planning documents, FMEA’s, PDS, Process Flow Diagrams, Control Charts, Gage R&R studies, and capability studies to help identify and resolve issues during the development and launch of a new product. 
  • Works with Launch Team to provide production level parts for each Customer Pre Production build. 
  • Performs technical and statistical investigations and analysis on production, quality, process, and equipment issues using standard NAL problem solving methods. 
  • Assists in processing and delivering prototype parts by ensuring that tools replicate production process intent and meet design and performance specifications, and providing updated information regarding engineering changes. 


Your Background 

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related discipline, plus 0 to 2 years of related Engineering experience. 

Experience in the quality function within automotive supplier manufacturing working with Japanese and US automakers in launch activities is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 12196

Location: Muscle Shoals Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Florence