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Manufacturing Engineer

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Posted 1 day ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 1 to 10 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
$70,000.00 - $101,000.00 /Year
Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts
Engineering

Job Description

Pay Information
Base Pay: 70000 - 101000 USD paid yearly.

GENERAL SUMMARY
Provides technical expertise and leadership in enhancing the production manufacturing process (reducing cost, increasing throughput, improving quality, etc.) and providing daily engineering support to production operations. The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the design of production tooling, and/or machines, and for developing solutions to production problems relating to materials, processes, tooling and/or operator interactions. As part of the Engineering team, the Manufacturing Engineer contributes to the attainment of department goals/objectives and to the establishment of guidelines, documentation, planning/development and advancement of the department. Demonstrates Company’s Core Operating Values through actions and behaviors
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
(Listed in order of time-spent or importance). Includes the following, but not limited to:

Manufacturing Engineering Activities
1. Develop an in-depth understanding of Company’s manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment (including die casting, machining, assembly operations, automation and quality systems).
2. Assist Operations and Maintenance Teams with troubleshooting of production equipment to restore it to proper working order.
3. Lead the Team to create feasible solutions to reduce costs and improve capacity of production equipment, tooling and/or processes.
4. Serves as a Leader to incorporate lean and continuous improvement activities for the manufacturing production programs.
5. Leads in the continuous improvement meetings and assists in efforts to improve quality and profitability of products.
6. Assist the team in finding solutions to quality performance problems through improvements in error proofing or poka-yoke features in the equipment, tooling and/or processes.
7. Performs procurement functions, which includes, establishing performance specifications on all purchases such as gage R&R, production rates, capability & quality levels and machine efficiencies.
8. Develops and applies statistical principals to analyze the performance of the manufacturing processes.
9. Develops an understanding of the production data collection systems to identify top scrap, downtime and dimensional capability issues in support of production performance objectives and original equipment capabilities.
10. Participates in or leads in the creation of testing matrix that assures process validation.
11. Leads in the creation and improvements of process documentation for production equipment (visual aids, work instructions, etc.)
Customer Driven Engineering Activities
12. Leads and manages all customer-driven and internal product changes. Assesses the impact of customer or Company requested changes on product shape, manufacturability, process, function, special characteristics, and quality. Assesses the impact of changes on product financials (amortization balance) and capacity (volume/cycle time changes).
13. Participates in design reviews for new products, tools, processes, and equipment. Reviews designs for manufacturability and performs risk assessments in the areas of die cast and M&A operations.
14. Participates in die cast, machining and assembly equipment run-offs.
15. Assists in quoting the costs and timing associated with changes on products.
16. Issues purchase orders and manages the work of suppliers for work associated with product engineering changes.
17. Authors and keeps timeline associated with implementing product changes.
18. Provides oversight of tooling, process, and document changes associated with the requested change and with assistance from Operations and Quality Engineering.

Other
19. Participates in quality audits of production processes to assure current production meets expectations of defined requirements.
20. Participates in formal problem solving efforts utilizing A3, 8-D, and Six Sigma techniques as appropriate to the situation.
21. Contributes to and supports the existence of a positive work environment through personal involvement by communicating, interacting and behaving in a manner that promotes productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, customers, and others with whom such relationships are important to the success of company operations.
22. Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities - Does not have supervisory responsibilities or direct reports. Facilitates group meetings to accomplish tasks and troubleshoot problems.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS – Education, Certifications, Training, Experience

Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
• 3-5 years manufacturing engineering experience (9T)
• 5-10 years manufacturing engineering experience (10T)
• 10+ years of progressive work experience in a manufacturing engineering environment and
2+ years experience in project management, including meeting facilitation and presentation experience (11T)
Preferred: Experience in lean manufacturing processes; High volume automotive with automated machining, assembly, and tooling experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (required, unless stated as preferred)

Computer, technical, mechanical, mathematical and/or scientific skills
• Proficient skills in MS Word and Excel.
• Proficient skills in CAD, PQ2, GD & T, and 5s and visual factory concepts.
• Solid knowledge in the following:
? gating, runner design, PQ2 diagrams, atomization, gate velocity, and tool design.
? Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques and programs.
? blue print/part print reading skills.
• Solid understanding and experience in die cast process simulations and interpretations.
• Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.
Communication skills – Verbal, Written, Training, Presenting, etc.
• Proficient verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and management and with external contacts.
• Ability to write work instructions that can be easily understood by others.
• Ability to develop and write moderately complex specifications. Ability to write basic to moderately complex documents, correspondence, training materials, manuals, etc.
• Ability to make presentations, conduct productive meetings and lead group discussions.
• Ability to teach others.
Problem Solving and Decision Making skills
• Analytical, investigative, problem solving and process analysis skills, demonstrating the ability to participate in or lead problem solving discussions, examine various variables and sets of data and make decisions as to how to solve moderately complex to complex problems, and to create or improve a process.
• Ability to identify and resolve issues and determine priorities without direct supervision.
• Strong decision making skills, demonstrating the ability to use technical knowledge, research, facts and decision models to make moderately complex to complex decisions.
• Ability use knowledge, experience and research to make decisions in unfamiliar, unusual and/or complex situations, which do not match previous issues/problems.
• Ability to make sound decisions and judgments.

Leadership skills and/or Project Management skills
• Ability to delegate and empower the people you work with to accomplish the goals of the project without having direct authority over them. (11T)

OTHER – additional skills, travel and shift/schedule requirements, etc. (required, unless stated as preferred)

• Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and professionalism.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, including balancing priorities and deliverables.
• Ability to effectively work with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.
• Ability to work well within a team and lead department projects and teams.
• Ability to work independently.
• Must be able to travel to other company and customer sites as required.

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