Manufacturing Engineer

Job Requisition: 6648

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Description for Manufacturing Engineer:

The Manufacturing Engineer* / Specialist will apply technical knowledge and expertise in the development and/or implementation of new and improved manufacturing processes, procedures and equipment; and will ensure that the design specifications and procurement of equipment, tooling, fixtures, etc meet company requirements and objectives. Experience working in automated factory environments is required

Responsibilities for Manufacturing Engineer: 

  • Develop Standard work procedures, standardized work, and train Operators in standards.
  • Identify manufacturing cost reductions through data analysis (i.e. Time studies, capability studies, Pareto analysis etc.)
  • Coordinate activities around CI initiatives, lead multi-disciplined teams in Kaizen workshops and value stream mapping exercises, and track results to targets.
  • Develop and execute LEAN manufacturing techniques and concepts in current and new processes.
  • Optimize for material flow and presentation to operators, workflow and balance, and ergonomic
  • standards.
  • Train shop floor employees on lean concepts, such as 5s, Kaizen and Standardized work.
  • Develop and maintain APQP documents (i.e. PFMEA, standard work procedures, process flow etc.)
  • Plans and designs manufacturing processes in the plant.
  • Maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization.
  • Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification.
  • Performs engineering design evaluations and works to complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints.
  • Reviews reports of production, malfunction, and maintenance to determine or address problems.
  • Provides technical support for the engineering process.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fabrication field.
  • Tracks and reports on engineering targets (BOM cost, quality, customer and/or internal plant delivery timing, performance, project and department engineering budget, etc.) for all assigned projects.
  • Ensures engineering timing plans, defect / issues list, risk assessments, lessons learned are created and maintained and provides engineering status for project reviews (e.g. APQP milestones, etc.) according to program timing for all assigned projects.
  • Ensures compliance to Company procedures (e.g. Process - Work Instructions) and applicable standards (e.g.).
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of product design techniques and all CAD software systems, maintaining drawings and nesting databases.
  • Understanding of the concepts of synchronous manufacturing and lean production manufacturing methodologies and the ability to formulate and implement a tactical plan.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement and assists in its implementation on an ongoing basis implementing lean manufacturing principles to improve plant productivity.
  • Monitor machine/employee ergonomic improvements & safety requirements.
  • Follows safe work procedures; and reports workplace hazards, injuries and illness as soon as possible following the event.
  • Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); and workplace tools and equipment as instructed.
  • Comply with duties and responsibilities as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act and ensures corrective action is taken when violations occur.
  • Performs other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of departmental goals in support of business objectives. 
  • Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations.

Requirements for Manufacturing Engineer:

  • College Diploma or University Degree in the Mechanical Engineering field
  • Requires a bachelor's degree and 3-5 or more years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Prior experience with metal fabrication processes such as metal cutting, forming, welding (manual and robotic) and machining.
  • Strong experience with continuous improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, 5S methods
  • Prior experience working with automated lines that feature PLC’s and/or robotics,
  • In depth knowledge of process improvement tools, product design techniques, mechanical drawing standards and GD&T.
  • Knowledge of Lean techniques.
  • Ability to travel if required.

Desired for Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Experience with any of the following is considered a strong plus: Omron, Allen-Bradley PLC 
  • Experience with automated welding process/robotics
  • PLC and HMI programming experience

*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

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