MANUFACTURING ENGINEER-HEAVY DUTY

Location: PLAINFIELD, CT
Date Posted: 06-26-2018
POSITION SUMMARY:
As part of the Continuous Improvement team, the Manufacturing Engineer will develop, implement and maintain safe, optimal and cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.
 
 
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.      Supports research, design and the development of safe manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, welding processes and production equipment
2.      Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of the facilities property, buildings and equipment
3.      Prepares and maintains work instructions, setup instructions, and other related process documentation for shop floor use
4.      Supports and may lead the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results
5.      Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for the safe manufacturing of truck bodies and components
6.      Performs continuous improvement activities using lean tools for cost reduction, quality improvement, improved efficiency, and improved material flow
7.      Prepares capital projects for new equipment and processes
8.      Safely launches machines, process, methods and/or tooling technologies with >99% effectiveness
9.      Documents lessons learned and communicates among the Mfg. Engineering discipline
10.   Provides technical process expertise for plant and supplier quality issues
11.   Assists Quality Engineering with developing robust quality control plans
 
 
EXPERTISE REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment, 4+ years of work experience in heavy-duty manufacturing  
  • Experience with existing manufacturing technologies, including but not limited to: welding, joining, metal working, manual assembly, and painting; certification in a field is a plus
  • Experience with factory automation, maintenance, and integrating engineering designs into production - highly desirable
  • Practical Lean principles experience with proven success using the tools
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Minitab
  • Proven ability to facilitate change and knowledge of lean tools and techniques
  • Planning - an ability to think ahead and plan during a 3-6 month timespan
  • Strong leadership experience and strong team player
  • Project Management: the ability to organize and manage multiple projects
    Problem analysis and problem resolution; Green Belt certification, Black Belt a plus
  • Ability to travel to plant locations across North America for training in advance of the new CT plant opening.
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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