Lead Manufacturing Engineer
The manufacturing engineering leader is responsible for developing and implementing optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards of the department as well as ownership and up time of said equipment. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, cycle times, methods, and controls. Coordinate’s manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Oversees automated equipment installation, maintenance, and upkeep.
Machinery to include pumping and piping controls and systems, PLC integrated continuous process equipment, silo raw material piping delivery systems and material handling devices (cranes, conveyors, turntables, etc.).
for project management and launch of new projects regarding new equipment,
tooling design, process, and development. Manage in coordination with the equipment supplier and the design,
purchasing and operations teams. Effectively
communicate all major roadblocks, search and facilitate the appropriate forums
for problem resolution and decision making. Responsible for cost, quality and delivery levels of equipment and
tooling according to project specifications. The function includes management and the support on matters that affect
the introduction of the project and the daily performance of the plant.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate and participate in engineering design reviews and development of new tooling and equipment for new project with the Project team and the different tooling and equipment suppliers.
- Participate in the identification of the supplier base for tooling and equipment in coordination with the design project team and the purchasing group, request of quotations and cost analysis for supplier selection.
- Project management to ensure the execution of all major milestones of a project launch.
- Responsible to communicate all major risk to the project team and to escalate issues to the suppliers and Electrolux management for resolution.
- Key point of contact between Anderson operations team, US design team and suppliers during new project launches regarding tooling and equipment.
- Facilitate the appropriate forum to develop counter measures and/or problem resolution to any issue during new project launches regarding tooling and equipment.
- Prepare tooling specifications for new or retrofit tools based on part specifications and productions requirements.
- Equipment and raw material supplier certification.
- Responsible to apply all the requirements related to EMS, GS, MES, ISO9000/14000 requirements according to the position.
- Among responsibilities the following environmental information is included, designated but not limited to: knowledge and comprehension of the plant’s environmental policy, including the established environmental goals, knowing and identifying the environmental aspects and impacts on the area or process to perform, focusing on continuous improvement and keeping operational goals, identifying and segregating chemical residues and materials.
- Pilot run and new models launch supporting.
- Ergonomic analysis with RULA, REBA, NIOSH, or any other ergonomic tool for new projects or models introduction.
- Cost reduction projects leading.
- Works directly with production managers, manufacturing engineers and industrial engineers in a team environmental for problem-solving, buy-in and support for new processes.
- Lead the manufacturing engineering group including performance management, training and development plans.
- Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree.
- 10+ years engineering experience in manufacturing areas with experience in PFMEA/DFMEA tools and processes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Significant experience in cross-functional manufacturing processes and thorough understanding of lean manufacturing principles.
- Strong and proven Project Management abilities.
- Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, line balancing, productivity, production equipment, tooling specification, and thermoforming and foam equipment.
- Strong negotiation, analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills.
- Computer proficiency required. The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities with experience in problem (root cause) analysis and problem resolution skills.
- Availability for frequent travel.
- Knowledge of supplier capability studies, cost and financial analysis for potential equipment and tooling suppliers.
- Computer literate including AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project.
- Knowledge of Safety Regulations (OSHA) and LOTO procedures to ensure we launch new equipment and processes in a safe way.
- Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and blueprints.
- Knowledge of capital investment and budget administration.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to operate computer keyboard and telephone. The employee frequently is required to drive, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.