Responsible for coordinating project work and problem solving activities as they relate to present or new manufacturing processes. Familiar with all phases of planning and costing, but is primarily concerned with robotics, tooling and fabrication, finishing, assembly, machine design, etc. Primary responsibility is to facilitate orderly transformation of the manufacturing facilities to accommodate changing products and manufacturing technology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and implements processes, methods, tools equipment, and controls for the manufacturer of products and components consistent with obtaining and maintaining optimum costs, quality, inventories, and investment in facilities. Activities will include all aspects of prototype development and builds.
Actively applies new manufacturing technologies and aggressively evaluates and reports on manufacturing opportunities which will contribute to the plant's objectives and goals.
Participates in the product design activity to assure optimum productivity and costs. Suggests alternative designs, materials, or processes. Must be capable of resolving all problems while maintaining good rapport with customers.
Maintains effective communications with all people affected by projects and issues operating instructions when required. Issues periodic status reports to keep affected personnel informed.
Prepares manufacturing studies to determine optimum manufacturing costs, quality, and inventories and/or evaluates feasibility for new or existing products, processes or materials.
Recommends changes for the most practical and economical manufacturing processes, including material, labor, tooling, equipment, and ancillary factors.
Participates in selecting, approving, and developing tooling and equipment to satisfy manufacturing requirements and product design intent.
Provides customer liaison as relates to product design and engineering matters.
Coordinates new processes implementation and training. Insures that all relevant tooling is capable of making required product to meet all timing goals.
Serves as resource person to process changes, problem solving committee, etc., to insure product design intent is not jeopardized.
Actively pursue quality improvements in the manufacturing process.
Serves as part of SDT team of Pre-Launch Team of new programs, if required and as assigned.
Researches and implements state of the art technology to assure that product design is manufactured in most capable/cost effective manner possible. Insures that product design allows for these state of the art technologies.
Ensure plant is pursuing latest technological advances.
Work closely with production to ensure key measures such as:
Quality- COPQ, PPM, PPSC
Lean Manufacturing Methods
Familiar with FMEA and Control Plans, Poka Yoke establishment and verification.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Effectively use a computer and software. Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook.
Safety: Study, institute and maintain efficient and safe work practices, procedures, facilities; by coordinating with the Human Relations Department and Manufacturing Engineering Department and keep them abreast of all safety and efficiency requirements in order to maintain an accident-free, high efficiency plant operation.
Follow all Health & Safety and Environmental requirements that are defined on work instructions or communicated in training.
Follow required emergency prevention and operational controls
Report all accidents, occupational illnesses and emergencies
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, and/or equivalent experience.
At least 2-5 years in manufacturing engineering or related manufacturing area, automotive is a plus.
Competent working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process utilizing DFAM principles.
Capable of implementing processes, methods, tools equipment, and controls for the manufacturer of products and components consistent with obtaining and maintaining optimum costs, quality, inventories, and investment in facilities. Activities will include all aspects of prototype development and builds.
Create processes and procedures to help the company meet budgetary goals as well as performance metrics.
Practical knowledge of GD&T, FMEA, Control Plans, Process Flows, and Operator Instruction Sheets.
Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills with ability to utilize time management skills.
Proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs.
Willing to work off shifts, if necessary
Willing to work overtime, if necessary
Willing to travel, if necessary
Experience within a metals production manufacturing environment with emphasis in stamping, welding, and assembly.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with CAD programs a plus