Manufacturing Engineer

Pace Industries Jackson , TN 38302

Posted 2 months ago

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Develop and maintain machining process parameters for all existing programs and participate in program launch activities for new programs. Participate in tool design configuration for both new and existing programs. Lead continuous improvement activities in the machining departments using a structured approach such as Six Sigma or Lean.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support promoting and modeling a culture of safe work practices to all team members

  • Lead team activities developing and maintaining manufacturing processes. Projects may span all or part of project launch, initial start-up through mature production.

  • Initiates tooling, process or design changes to improve product performance, quality or manufacturing cost.

  • Demonstrates "Hands-on" techniques and a willingness to cooperatively work with machine operators, supervisors and leads to solve production problems.

  • Utilizes SPC; may lead or participate in process improvement efforts.

  • Actively participates in and conducts process reviews.

  • Supports manufacturing cost-estimating activities.

  • Interact frequently with other functional groups to coordinate technical and or documentation matters. May interact with suppliers and customers.

  • Works directly with Plant employees or Supervisors to resolve equipment, process, quality, efficiency or tooling issues.

  • Supports directly or indirectly Plant MRB Disposition and Corrective Action activities.

  • Reviews customer specifications and recommends changes to improve manufacturability as required.

  • Works closely with Sales and Engineering to establish cost trade-offs.

  • Acts as project leader on routine process or machine development efforts as required.

  • Cycle time reduction and tool cost savings

  • Drive improvements in machine scrap reductions

  • Prepare detailed plans necessary to complete work on projects, tooling or work centers for activities spanning several weeks to months.

  • Develop work instructions

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements:

  • Must have mechanical and analytical ability, math skills, and knowledge of machining practices including designs of fixtures and cutting tools.

  • Strong communication skills, along with blueprint reading skills and GD&T knowledge

  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions and write simple and complex procedures

  • Ability to effectively present information to employees and customers

  • Troubleshooting skills related to machine and process issues

  • Knowledge of machining processes such as turning, drilling, milling, broaching, grinding, and balancing machines.

  • Ability to develop CNC programs on turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers with multiple axis.

  • Ability to read and react to CMM reports

  • Knowledge of 2-D CAD/CAM system

  • Ability to plan for and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to understand and implement PPAP, FMEA and Control Plans.

  • Ability to use advanced engineering techniques for problem resolution (FMEA, designed experiment, etc.)

Working Conditions

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will reside in the office, however will be in the plant occasionally. Must be able to adhere to conditions of the plant.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time

  • Must be able to move about inside the office and occasionally in the plant, access file cabinets etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine and printer.

  • Must be able to de-bug new or existing CNC programs.

  • Must be able to frequently communicate with employees and other individuals in person and telephone.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree in engineering or equivalent.

  • Must have experience in developing PFMEA for machined products.

  • Six Sigma Training a plus

  • Background in Quality Systems a plus

  • CNC programming skills, Fanuc controls used on Muratta & Mori-Seiki machines preferred. HAAS programming knowledge is a MUST.

  • Poke-yoke and mistake-proofing experience

Competencies (Professional):

  • Applied Learning

  • Contributing to Team Success

  • Customer Focus

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving

  • Initiating Action

  • Innovation

  • Planning and Organizing

Pace is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that only we offer.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Pace Industries