Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Safran Group Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 2 months ago

Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):

A) New Product Development

i) As a member of an Integrated Program Team, provide support to ensure program is successful and serve as the focal of Tooling, Fabrication, Operations and Manufacturing Planning to ensure the needs of these groups are met and communication is clear

ii) Collaborate with engineering throughout design and development process, capture and document engineering/build problems and work with engineering to solve, support design review process

iii) Ensure designs and build process meet cycle time expectations/goals

iv) Perform PFMEA for general product and specific designs as needed

v) Ensure drawings and designs meet requirements for internal DFM guidelines and continually update these guidelines as required

vi) Work with Manufacturing Planning and Industrial Engineering/ME Planner (VWI) team to ensure routing and instructions for subassemblies and seat assembly are clear and correct and include proper instructions and tools

vii) Prepare for a smooth product launch and support pre-production and production build areas

B) Production Support

Production and Design Improvement

i) Provide technical support related to manufacturing

ii) Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes

iii) Determine root causes of failures using statistical or lean methods and recommend changes to designs, tolerances, or processing methods

iv) Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards

v) Review product design for manufacturabilty or completeness

Process Improvement

vi) Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations

Process Efficiency

vii) Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures

viii) Purchase equipment, consumable, and non-consumable tools

ix) Train production personnel in new or existing methods

x) Read current literature, talk with colleagues, participate in educational programs, attend meetings, attend workshops, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing field

C) Perform other duties as assigned



  1. Qualification Requirements:

A) Knowledge and Skills:

i) Must have basic knowledge of production methods, process capabilities, tooling processes, and manufacturing processes

ii) Must be capable of preparing well-written reports and orderly reports

iii) Must have basic knowledge of manufacturing and related operations with detailed knowledge of such fields as product design, engineering function, tool design, tool fabrication, ergonomics and EHS, space layout, handling equipment, production machinery and equipment, N/C machinery and equipment, factory methods work, etc

iv) Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing principles preferred, continuation training will be supplied

v) Strong knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and Operating Systems

vi) Able to work collaboratively with cross functional teams and engage in healthy debate

vii) Able to conduct fault isolation and troubleshooting skills for mechanical and electrical defects

B) Education and Experience:

i) B.S degree in a related technical field (e.g.: Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer/Technology, Aeronautics Engineer, or Electrical Engineer) or an Associate degree with 6 years related experience or 12 years of job related experience

ii) Additionally one to three years of manufacturing experience preferred

iii) Six Sigma or Lean certification preferred

iv) Catia V.5 or design modeling a plus

C) Competencies:

Acts in accordance with company values and related competencies

D) Communication Skills:

Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment. Ability to read and review written communication. Speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English

E) Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve problems and think strategically



  1. Physical Demands:

This position requires extended periods of sitting while working with computers and viewing computer monitors and other office equipment. Finger dexterity needed in using misc. office equipment such as telephone, computer and copy machine, etc. Bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to approximately twenty pounds are required during tasks related to the job

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