Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 75,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Pre-Series Specialist

Job Req ID:  112757

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  unlimited

TITLE: Pre-Series Specialist


DUTIES: Provide management and leadership in the field of Automotive Interior and Components projects for new production launches. Responsible for the successful launch of new programs into Plant production, meeting costs, quality and timing. Collaborate closely with development to ensure projects are cost effective, monitor its implementation in all production departments, take countermeasures if development solutions are cost ineffective in support of production budget targets. Monitor and drive industrialization and process maturity improvements through list of open points, process and equipment assessments and weekly plant internal meetings with plant project team. Analyze and evaluate cost effects on area of responsibility in cooperation with the Production Manager. Identify and report supplier nonconformance issues to the appropriate departments. Collaborate with program launch team and give input as needed on supplier related issues. Review FMEAs, inspection criteria, work instructions, qualification matrix, control plans, and project open items list to ensure accuracy. Provide feedback on plant project activity status to FPL-P and Head of Engineering. This position requires 20% domestic and 60% international travel. Remote work permitted within a reasonable commuting distance of the Duncan, SC office, up to 50% of the time.


SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday


LOCATION: DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC, 1751 East Main Street, Duncan, SC 29334


REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering, Project Management, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field of study and two (2) years of experience as a Head of Pre-Series Coordination, Production Project Leader, Coordinator of Production, Process Engineer or a closely related occupation.


SPECIAL SKILLS: Also requires experience in the following:


  • HOST Inventory Software;
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM);
  • Project Management;
  • Simultaneous Engineering process (SEP) Project management guideline tool;
  • Supervisory Experience; and
  • Reife Grad Tool (RGT) monthly reporting tool.


CONTACT: Send email to Ally Quesada at or apply online at Please reference job title on resume.

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina