Steelcase Manufacturing Facilities:
Steelcase manufacturing plants are a great Lean environment where we focus on manufacturing processes that blend the latest technologies along with traditional process technologies. You'll experience assembly processes designed for optimal flow in a build to order model with highly configurable products. This is not your "text book" Lean environment and you'll be challenged by our advanced application of Lean principles with these product types. We have a tremendous variety of process technologies spanning high tonnage stamping presses, laser cutting of sheet metal and fabric, rollforms, brake presses, laser welding, robotic welding, precision aluminum machining, CNC routers, edgebanders, hot presses, panels saws, sophisticated power coating and wood finishing technology along with custom designed upholstery and assembly applications. Manufacturing Engineers at Steelcase have a tremendous opportunity to drive significant results through the design of new process technologies as we launch new products, cost reduce current processes and continually strive to improve performance of existing processes. You'll be working for an engineering and skilled trade organization that values a strong collaboration between all Operations functions to ensure we are designing the optimal manufacturing process that is safe, cost effective, reliable and maintainable. Collaboration that is critical as we continue to explore the integration of advanced technologies along with IIoT information and data flow. Manufacturing Engineers at Steelcase are highly respected and considered the "lead" for most major Operations related projects.
30% Productivity evaluation: Provide continuously monitoring and analysis of the manufacturing processes to ensure appropriate production capacity and resource availability to meet schedule demands. Evaluate labor and material costs to verify the most economical processes are in place.
30% Flow: Provide technical support to most production areas to anticipate and diagnose throughput issues. Employ a variety of analytical and scientific tools to address plant and line layouts, process sequencing/linking, scheduling, and line balancing following lean manufacturing philosophies.
25% Improvements: Through justifications and evaluations identify prime areas for improvement activities. Track expenditures to ensure outlays within budgeted amounts. Knowledge expert, and event facilitator, for RCI's/Kaizen activities as intervention tools to positively influence performance.
10% Material handling: Support existing and planned revisions to manufacturing areas with appropriate material handling technology. Manage the cost of these devices through cost management methodologies. Identify, reduce, and eliminate worker exposure(s) to ergonomic stress(es) in the work place.
5% Strategic/manufacturing planning: Assist leadership in advanced planning to ensure future strategies align with plant capabilities. React to shortfalls.
Good analysis skills: process, flow, capacity, cost/benefit, and waste stream
Skilled in using simulation, process modeling and value stream mapping
Experienced in lean manufacturing techniques
Facilitation and negotiation
Occupational Bio Mechanics/ Human Factors Engineering
Productivity improvement techniques: RCI's
Behavior sciences (logic, sociology, etc.)
Economics and financial analysis
Computer skills; advanced level required to utilize simulation, Excel, and Access programs
Awareness of PQ, equipment reliability, and set up reduction techniques.
4 year Industrial or Operations Degree or equivalent education
Lean manufacturing experience
Robotics experience preferred