Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer (Direct Hire)

PeoriaIL

Job Requisition:  6648

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.

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.
  • In depth knowledge of process improvement tools, product design techniques, mechanical drawing standards and GD&T.
  • Prior experience with metal cutting, forming, welding (manual and robotic) and machining.
  • Knowledge of Lean techniques.
  • Ability to travel if required.
*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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