Under the guidance of the Director of Engineering, the Manufacturing Engineer develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and leads process improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.
- Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
- Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
- Designs, develops, tests or sources various tools, fixtures, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods, ensuring that the associated costs are justified.
- Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement.
- Develops and maintains documentation required for manufacturing including drawings, work/assembly instructions, procedures and routings.
- Supports new product development efforts by participating in design projects ensuring Design for Manufacturability (DFM).
- Implement lean manufacturing goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the organization.
- Collaborate with Quality to employ continuous improvement methods for maintaining productivity levels while reducing cost, and improving quality, and safety.
- Work with continuous improvement teams to identify, reduce, and eliminate non-value added process steps and waste.
- Design, develop, test and/or source various tools, machinery and equipment for improving manufacturing methods.
- Serve as a role model for change and subject matter expert for continuous improvement, reinforcing the desired behaviors regarding positive change.
- Occasional support of sustaining engineering through drawing updates and ECO implementation.
- Designs and improves assembly methods and fixtures to ensure proper ergonomics and safety for production and operations personnel.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Statistical Process Control.
- Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred.
- Knowledge of CAD/CAE Engineering tools, specifically SolidWorks.
- Experience with automation, controls and programming.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education and experience)
- Bachelors of Science Degree with a major field of study in engineering or related technical field.
- 0-3 years of work experience in an Operations/Manufacturing environment.
Working conditions are in a normal office and manufacturing floor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit and stand; using the hands to handle, finger, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Occasionally, the employee must crouch or kneel. The employee must occasionally exert or lift up to 50 pounds. Successful performance requires good eyesight with or without corrective lens. Requires long periods of time working at a computer.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.