Position Summary and Responsibilities
Position develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls; coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. May provide work guidance, direction and leadership for several lower graded engineering and technical employees. Assignments at this level are typified by the frequent requirements for innovation and the necessity for devising new design or testing techniques.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods and activities in manufacturing and services
Supports production and provides technical knowledge for the successful completion of products in compliance with Engineering drawings and quality standards.
Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
Recommends and implements process improvements that will enhance manufacturing, quality and reduce cost of parts and assemblies.
Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods.
Specify and/or design tooling fixtures, special machinery, and equipment to facilitate the manufacture of parts and assemblies.
Perform failure analysis to determine root cause and apply appropriate problem solving methods.
Interfaces with design engineering on product designs.
Daily availability to include evenings and weekends when necessary to reach goals and deadlines.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide technical leadership to lower level engineers including carrying out lead responsibilities in accordance with applicable regulations and laws and the organization's policies and procedures. This includes, but is not limited to training employees, planning, assigning, directing work and resolving technically related work problems.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
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.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in a related field and 5-10 years of directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of solid geometry and trigonometry.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills:To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Outlook; MS Excel and MS Word software.
Other Essential Duties
Follows all import/export requirements, consulting with facility import/export personnel as required.
Other Skills and Abilities
Basic Knowledge of ISO and/or AS9100
Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/6 Sigma/Kaizen
Knowledge of specific software (design, analysis, ERP)
Active Government Security Clearance
US Citizenship with ability to attain/maintain government security clearance.
Ability to travel (domestically/internationally) approximately ___%.
Position may require one or more of the following (Site/CBU Specific):
U.S. Person for access to ITAR-Controlled Technical Data.
ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be shared with US Persons unless authorization from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used.
A "U.S. person" can be
A U.S. citizen; A permanent resident who does not work for a foreign company, a foreign government, or a foreign governmental agency/organization; A political asylee; A part of the U.S. government, or A corporation, business, organization, or group that is incorporated in the United States under U.S. law.
A foreign person is any person who is not a lawful permanent resident of the US and includes foreign governments and organizations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Physical/Mental Demands The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The amount of time spent in the following physical activities is indicated by an "X" next to the appropriate boxes below. (NOTE: In a workday, "Occasionally" equals 1% to 33%, "Frequently," 34% to 66% "Continuously," 67% to 100%)