The Corporate Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and documentation of the manufacturing processes.
Implements new processes and technologies to accommodate new product introductions, product enhancements, increase capacity, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.
Develop and execute projects that reduce scrap, improve quality, increase output, improve efficiency and decrease downtime to improve profitability.
Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates assigned engineering and vendor work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices, and standards; ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and key stakeholders.
Responsible and accountable to ensure that all assigned project resource personnel coordinate their activities with other project participants and key stakeholders to ensure that the project requirements are successfully satisfied.
Ensures the technical accuracy of specific design and manufacturing details.
Identifies manufacturing, product design, and equipment deficiencies. Works to get them addressed, and initiate appropriate corrective actions.
Aligns manufacturing processes to Demand Flow Technology (DFT) concepts and ideals.
Leads cross-functional teams, at various manufacturing sites, to scope, plan, execute, measure performance, and close out manufacturing projects.
Develops project plans establishing project goals, required resources, budgets, and timelines.
Manages critical capital budget projects. Includes the writing of capital appropriation requests, obtaining vendor quotations, closing out completed projects, managing cash flow, and insuring adherence to budgets.
Coordinates with the plant teams on project work and process concerns.
Requires extensive regular contact with key project stakeholders.
Reports out to senior leadership (typically Sr. VPs and Directors) on a regular basis providing detailed project updates and risk evaluations.
Accountable for the successful completion and performance of assigned projects.
Assists R&D efforts to implement new products and processes into production.
Develops all necessary process documentation (i.e. FMEAs Control Plans, capability studies, flow analysis, etc.)
Implements equipment designs and enhancements to improve safety, quality, productivity, and capacity.
Identify, investigate, and implement new technologies.
Facilitate the design, purchase, and implementation of machinery and equipment for manufacturing processes, as well as coordinate projects and process improvements with the plants.
Evaluates equipment vendors and assists in determining the right US Windows Groups strategic equipment partners.
Participating in contractor meetings and resolving manufacturing/engineering and management project issues.
Design/develop cost reduction projects, for plants and corporate, including follow-up and involvement from conception to completion.
Using management skills, establish relationships with vendors to keep equipment updated and current with latest technology and improvements.
Develop process and project documentation to include capability studies, project charts, CAD, equipment layouts, Pareto analysis, cost reduction studies, and others as assigned or appropriate.
Assist with R&D efforts to implement new products or process into production for improvements and/or competitive advantage.
Work with plant (or across business unit as appropriate) to foster and develop teamwork in our efforts to be productive and competitive.
Reviews product and equipment designs to insure the safety of the associates and the quality of the process.
Work to assure compliance with governmental rules, codes, standards, regulations, and with industry standards. (i.e. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, UST's, CERCLA, SARA, DOT, and other as applicable).
Use root cause analysis techniques to lead focused problem solving efforts for implementing safety, quality, and productivity improvements
Coordinates with the plant maintenance leads on maintenance/equipment issues; maintenance records; coordinating repairs; purchases of major equipment.
Troubleshoots and resolves complex equipment and process issues, diagnosing technical problems and identifying short- and long-term solutions.
Assesses existing processes for areas of improvement utilizing Pareto analysis, designed experiments techniques, capability studies, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related technical degree of equivalent education.
Four or more years of experience in manufacturing engineering with a solid demonstrated record of achievement in improving manufacturing operations through Lean principles. Experience in implementing Demand Flow Technology (DFT) within a manufacturing facility would be a plus.
AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Project, Excel, Word, & Power Point), CoralDraw, Arena Simulation software skills.
Demonstrated experience in project management. PMP training or certification would be a plus.
Equipment specification, evaluation, and installation experience.
Self-motivated and team oriented.
Safety and quality minded.
Organized and detail oriented.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with multiple discipline projects.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project. AutoCAD preferred.
Position requires heavy travel (60% is typical).
Ply Gem Holdings Inc