The work location is Lexington, Tennessee.
Responsible for coordinating project work and problem solving activities as they relate to present or new manufacturing processes. Must be 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
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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 champion of Pre-Launch Team of all new programs.
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:
Quick Tool Change
Scrap and off-fall reduction meets or exceeds world class standards.
Minimization of indirect labor to increase productivity and efficiency
Lean Manufacturing Methods
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Education: B.S.M.E or equivalent.
Minimum of three (3) years in manufacturing engineering or related manufacturing area.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to work effectively and constructively with people to obtain support to meet applicable quality, delivery, and cost constraints. Ability to manage, prioritize, and direct multiple tasks to achieve compressed time constraints.
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, management, peers, and subordinates both orally and in prose.
Ability to develop visions and implement ideas to achieve continuous improvements and cost reductions throughout plant.
Ability to adapt and adjust to changing environmental requirements.