Overview

Position Summary:

What a great opportunity for someone who has the experience we are looking for!  Help us grow and be a part of a dynamic group that loves to make a difference!

The Manufacturing Engineer applies expertise and knowledge to technical projects while finding innovative and cost-effective means to improve safety, quality, delivery, and productivity within a manufacturing facility. Responsibilities include planning, developing, evaluating, and conducting current state analysis and leading the implementation of projects towards future state objectives utilizing teamwork and a continuous improvement mindset.

Key Duties and Accountabilities:

* Work in a collaborative setting, utilizing knowledge of commonly-used Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques to identify and eliminate prioritized waste within the value stream.
* Lead Operational Excellence initiatives while providing cost oversights and ability to track and communicate improvements and savings.
* Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow through efficient process design and equipment layout.
* Provide oversight to operation/routing times associated to given process.
* Function as the SME technical support for processes and training for production personnel.
* Participate and support new product development teams with: feasibility and design for manufacturability analysis; suggestions to simplify and reduce variation; representing manufacturing’s needs; and with coordinating and developing new processes and techniques as needed for new products.
* Design and Develop tools and fixtures to aid in ergonomics, poke-yoke, and productivity.
* Identify and drive opportunities to improve product repeatability and reproducibility.
* Research, recommend, and implement new and innovative manufacturing technique, technology development, and advanced technology process development.
* Develop business case and ROI justification for recommendation and procurement of additional equipment used to improve the manufacturing capabilities and capacities.
* Conduct detailed feasibility studies for proposed equipment and systems. Create and execute project plans with regular communication with stakeholders. Includes risk identification with mitigation and contingency planning.
* Provide build/buy/borrow analysis for manufacturing competencies.
* Participate and contribute to Tiered meetings between manufacturing and management.
Required Qualifications

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical)
* 5+ years applicable experience in a manufacturing preferably in CNC machining environment.
* Proficient with 2D/3D CAD and CAM software.
* Proven strong problem-solving skills including root cause analysis and data analytics.
* Proven ability in Project Management
* Proficient with Lean methodologies such as TOC, TPM, Visual Factory and Six Sigma.

Skills and Attributes

* Strong “systems thinker” that is resilient, optimistic, and open to change
* Highest level of honesty and integrity.
* Strong design and drawing evaluation skills desired, including tolerance analysis.
* Motivated, team player that can also work independently.
* Excellent organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, multitasking environment.
* Informal leader with effective cross-departmental relationships
* Proven ability to train and motivate employees at all levels

Preferred Experience:

* Experience with production automation equipment specification and implementation.
* Experience with both CNC Mills, Lathes, and Lasers
* Lean Manufacturing Certification
* 6-Sigma Certification
* Project Management Certification
* Experience with Design of Experiments/Taguchi Method

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