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MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

ST. LOUIS, MO
 The Manufacturing Engineer will design tooling using modeling software to deliver customer specified parts within the processes they are responsible.  Manufacturing Engineering supports production by participating in the Process Support Team for their process responsibilities.  Process Support Teams are responsible to problem solve and remove obstacles in production.  A strong customer focus, interpersonal skills and timely decision-making skills are a must.

 
 
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

 
Development of hot forming and super plastic forming processes including specifying equipment and recipes for creating parts that comply with customer requirements.
Measure and improve process yields.
Assist in design and justification of new production equipment
Interface with manufacturing departments to address and resolve technical issues. Integrate actions with the Maintenance Organization.
Help to ensure that EHS and quality standards for the plant are adhered to and maintained
Improve legacy presses by incorporating best practices in heating and controls.
Manage Engineering Control Runs through production.
Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.
Disposition of non-conforming orders and creation of rework instructions
Troubleshoot equipment issues and develop solutions to increase equipment reliability
Write, update and review operational procedures to document and improve processes
Design hot forming/super plastic forming dies based upon customer CAD part drawings and models.
Develop CNC programs from models for customer parts and production tooling.
Plan, schedule, and prioritize work to meet established deadlines
Contribute to root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions for hot press or furnace problems
Plan and develop design of experiments (DOE) for changes in manufacturing process.
Analyze data to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications.
Create, maintain & update routers, BOMS and technical documents
Be able to communicate with the customer on technical aspects of processes
Be able to understand customer specifications and incorporate those specifications into part, tooling, and process design.
Produce estimates, technical and manufacturing proposals to support bids.
Assist with tool design, manufacture, repair and purchase. Produce and update risk assessments FMEA as required.
Liaise with other unit leaders and other functions as necessary and support customer visits as required.
Prepare and read system layouts, detailed drawings, and schematics using CATIA.
Assume other special activities and responsibilities from time to time as required
Project leader for capital projects


Qualifications

 
Associates Degree from accredited institution.
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 
 
Preferred Qualifications:

 
Industrial or manufacturing related engineering experience is required. Equivalent Internship, Co-Op or project experience is acceptable
1+ years of CNC control programming
Strong skills in written and verbal communication
Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals with minimum supervision
Demonstrated solid teamwork, interpersonal and planning skill
1+ years’ experience with working knowledge of manufacturing processes and principles
1+ years’ experience with 3-D CAD software
Skilled in both verbal and written communication
Knowledge of drafting, dimensioning and geometric tolerancing for the development of detail, assembly, and drawings with specific knowledge of ASME Y14.5 is essential.
Lean Manufacturing Training
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace, etc.) from an accredited institution
Experience in product and process failure analysis and an understanding of world class manufacturing techniques such as lean manufacturing, JIT, SPC, TQM, etc.
3+ years related experience in supporting mechanical manufacturing operations; specifically, sheet metal fabrication and/or CNC machining. SPF and hot forming of titanium or aluminum is preferred.
Proficient with CATIA and AutoCAD CAD software packages
Demonstrated strong organizational skills and project management ability
Working knowledge of heating ovens, (heat treatment and die heating ovens)
Working knowledge in the use of statistical software (Minitab, SQC Pack, etc.)
Experience designing, installing, troubleshooting and maintaining presses including PLC control systems and industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Manufacturing in a low volume environment
Experience facilitating small groups
Demonstrated leadership experience; military experience a plus, junior military officer (JMO) experience a plus
10 to 15 years’ experience working with Hot Forming equipment, Titanium hot forming and superplastic forming preferred. Familiarity with aerospace hot forming specifications, (i.e., Boeing BAC5636 and BAC 5300) preferred.
Six Sigma Black Belt
SAP
GibbsCAM
MasterCAM
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

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