Corporate Manufacturing Engineer

Ply Gem Holdings Inc West Sacramento , CA 95691

Posted 7 days ago

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related technical degree of equivalent education.

Experience

  • 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.

Skills/Abilities

  • 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.

Other

Position requires heavy travel (60% is typical).


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Corporate Manufacturing Engineer

Ply Gem Holdings Inc