Position: Manufacturing Engineer
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
(Relocation will be offered for the right candidate.)
Position reports to our Manager of Manufacturing Engineering
A Manufacturing Engineer positions that focuses on the design and implementation of equipment that focuses on improvement of our testing and manufacturing processes. This is accomplished in a manner that satisfies all Safety, Product and Manufacturing requirements.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Develop and maintain, improve production procedures, shop layout, standard work, etc...
• Study and installation of production line under takt-time.
• Study, design validate, implement, train and improve and set up of automated systems.
• Completed system meets the Product specifications, test coverage and Manufacturing requirements
• Technical direction and monitoring of suppliers and contractors used.
•Design, specify, and track tooling and equipment as per Quality, Cost and Lead-time target
•Assist with establishing and maintaining safety practices.
•Lead and coordinate shop cell setups, organization, and layout activities, while ensuring all regulations and compliances are met.
•Lead and coordinate the activities to support existing engineering projects and coordinate new engineering projects to apply design for manufacturing/test standards for a cost effective solution
•Must act as a liaison between the manufacturing and engineering depts. which includes trouble shooting assembly and design issues.
•Justify equipment costs and understand how to reduce shop expenses.
• Implementation of worksite (s) continuous improvement type KAIZEN.
•Develop a clear understanding of the production schedule and ensure the proper equipment, set-up, and training are implemented to support production throughout the entire process from development to completion.
•Perform process, product, and lean audits.
•Actively pursue and commit to company goals.
• Participation in quality and safety improvement through QRQC.
•Collection, analysis, and reporting of various data for the company.
•Ability to multitask is a must.
•Follow all safety procedures
•Must be a team player and solution provider
•Flexible work schedule
•Travel as required
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION AND EDUCATION
•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, (Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical) or equivalent experience
•A minimum of 5 years in Transportation or Aerospace Industry preferred, relevant Manufacturing experience will be considered.
OTHER REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Strong knowledge of Manufacturing processes
Project Management experience
Working knowledge of continuous improvement practices; 5S, TPM, SMED, VSM
Demonstrated capability in Equipment design
Advanced mechanical aptitude
•Strong electrical and mechanical equipment design knowledge
•Computer literate, Microsoft Office, MS Project 2010, Visio, AutoCAD 2011, Solid Works 2013.
•Knowledge of GD&T, SPC and metrology
•Experience in the Rail Industry a plus.
•Qualified candidate must have the ability to respond positively to new challenges and continuous improvements while maintaining current standards.
Preference would be someone who is a true manufacturing engineer- but a Mechanical/Industrial engineer with a manufacturing background would work too.