Manufacturing Engineer, reports to Assistant Engineering and Maintenance Manager
Summary: The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the supervision, formulation, administration and coordination of industrial and manufacturing engineering projects, policies, processes and methods and procedures designed to improve operating performance, reduce waste and delays and otherwise promote cost reductions on a company-wide basis. Support new product start-up and launches.
Responsibilities: Identify opportunities to implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality controls standards or product design, materials and parts.
Activities involve using time study or standard data for a variety of machine, assembly or hand operations, production methods, equipment layout, material handling, manpower, equipment and material utilization in order to improve operating performance.
Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommended changes in designs, tolerances or processing methods.
Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing
Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations
Troubleshoot new and existing product problems involving designs, materials or processes
Review product designs for manufacturability and completeness
Train production personnel in new or existing methods
Design, install or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment
Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes and engineering procedures
Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability or cost effectiveness.
Investigate or resolve operational problems such as material use variances and bottlenecks.
Estimate costs, production times or staffing requirements for new designs.
Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards.
Design layout of equipment or workspaces to achieve maximum efficiency
Design testing methods and test finished products or process capabilities to establish standards to validate process requirements.
Analyze statistical data and product specs to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished products
Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
Confer with vendors, staff and management personnel regarding purchases, procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities and project status.
Estimate production cost and effect of product design changes for management review, action and control.
3-5 years production engineering experience (automotive assembly preferred) BS Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience Familiar with TS 16949 or ISO/QS9000 Knowledge of APQP process, flow charts, work instruction and control plans Experienced with process development, corrective action and problem solving. Proficient MS Office (Word and Excel) Committed to continuous improvements projects Autocad or Draft Sight design skills.