Manufacturing Engineer

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Department Engineering
Job Title Manufacturing Engineer
Position Reports To Director of Operations
 
Level/Grade
 
N/A
Wage Range
 
 
Type of position:
X  Full-time
  Part-time
 
Hours:  40 – 45 / week
 X    Exempt
   Non-exempt
 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

Plans, organizes and directs initiatives to meet company objectives for safety, quality and productivity by improving manufacturing processes, manufacturing methods, process implementation, process documentation and design for manufacturability/assembly. 

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develops and implements improved manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment/plant layout.
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Manage facility layout, capital equipment plan, plans and execute capital equipment projects.
  • Assist with raw material allocation, routings, setup times, economic lot size
  • Reviews and analyzes proposals submitted to determine if benefits derived and possible applications justify expenditures.
  • Submits proposals and ideas considered feasible to management for consideration and allocation of funds
  • Oversee key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis.
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring continuous improvement projects such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, progress reports, and staff conferences, in order to inform management of current status of each project.
  • Reviews and monitors process improvements and monitoring continuous improvement projects.
  • Recommends budgets to management; including technology, facility and equipment requirements or improvements
  • Directs appropriate support for Manufacturing, Quality and Safety functions within the organization
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications
  • Establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensure that health and safety obligations are carried out by everyone.
    • Analyze work procedures to identify hazards; communicate workplace hazards and safety-related policies to employees; ensure measures are implemented to eliminate or control hazards.
    • Correct unsafe conditions and/or equipment as soon as possible.
 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Experience with Safety, Quality, Lean Manufacturing, Tool Design, Welding, Machining, Painting and Assembly
  • Experience motivating and directing professional and direct team members
  • Proven new product/tooling design experience, preferably utilizing 3D modeling software
  • Proven experience implementing Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Strong leadership, documentation, communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 2D and Inventor 3D Modeling or Similar CAD programs
  • Comfortable turning a wrench, under a welding hood, behind a computer or in the Board Room.
  • Welding experience and knowledge a plus

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Pre-Employment Drug Screen
  • Health Assessment Questionnaire or medical examination