The Manufacturing Engineer is a technical leader on the production floor working in a team environment with engineering, maintenance and production; designs, sets up, modifies and monitors all manufacturing processes in the plant. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for evaluating existing production processes, using lean methods to identify areas of improvement.
- Support production in reducing/eliminating scrap and tooling downtime in manufacturing departments.
- Develop process and procedures to optimize production quality and efficiency.
- Work with engineering department to create and establish standards and criteria.
- Assist in tooling development to establish failsafe designs.
- Work with maintenance to establish preventative programs to ensure manufacturing equipment functions as intended.
- Ensure appropriate training of all employees to meet competencies necessary to execute their roles effectively and efficiently.
- Assist in the selection and sourcing of production equipment, tooling and materials required for new products or process improvement.
- Provides technical leadership and support to production, engineering and quality to determine root cause and institute a corrective action.
- Create manufacturing drawings, process documentation and maintain and update routing/operation sheets, including first article documentation.
- Perform any additional tasks assigned by management.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or equivalent related experience.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment.
- Most duties are performed on a busy production floor with some in an office setting.
- Knowledge of LEAN/SIX Sigma practices.
- Capable of using CAD software, preferably Inventor.
- Must have a proven record of increasing workflow and improving efficiency.
- Excellent mechanical/technical skills.
- Strong written and oral communication.
- Experience in debugging mechanical and electrical problems.
- Demonstrated ability to work with and support production, engineering, maintenance, and purchasing personnel.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to stand for long periods of time.