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Manufacturing Engineer

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Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Miamisburg, OH, United States

Description

The hands-on Manufacturing Engineer to provide product line engineering support to help meet commitments to customers, achieve productivity improvement goals, and maintain a high level of quality. These activities focus on process improvement in a low volume, high mix environment that requires strong problem-solving skills. Processes include mechanical assembly, electronics soldering and assembly, epoxy and electronics encapsulation, ceramic-to-metal sealing, machining, resistance welding, and non-destructive and destructive testing. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a cross functional situation and will be reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Investigates process and manufacturing problems during fabrication, test, and assembly operations and initiates corrective actions.
  • Creates and modifies work instructions as necessary to document critical to quality process characteristics and establish appropriate process controls. Trains production operators as required.
  • Handles multiple projects. Performs any and all required coordination with other operations to ensure that schedules are met, quality is maintained, and manufacturing costs are minimized.
  • Designs a variety of tools, jigs and fixtures that will assist in increasing production efficiency and/or poka-yoke the process.
  • Conducts failure analyses as required, performs root cause analysis, and initiates appropriate corrective action to prevent recurrence of failures.
  • Recommends reductions in production cost by undertaking make/buy, value engineering studies. Improves and streamlines processes by eliminating waste and implementing cost saving ideas.
  • Reviews engineering designs for manufacturing feasibility and recommends design changes that will enhance production, eliminating variation.
  • Supports design development concepts and builds for new product introductions.
  • May train production employees in the operation of specialized equipment.
  • Ensures a safe work environment by building safety into work instructions, and monitoring accident investigation and other safety-related activities in the work area.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline. 3 to 5 years experience in a manufacturing/production environment is preferred.
  • Proven experience in creatively solving manufacturing problems utilizing Six Sigma methodologies
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing training and experience in implementing practices.
  • Experience using DFEMA, PFMEA and DFA/DFM methodologies.
  • Past experience taking a "hands-on" approach to engineering.
  • Working knowledge of process tracking metrics is required.
  • Proactive communication and interpersonal skills while working in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong judgment and decision making skills.
  • Green or Black Belt certification a plus
  • Fixture and tooling design experience a plus
  • Strong mechanical skills/knowledge and experience in any of the following processes is preferred: mechanical assembly, electronics soldering and assembly, ceramic to metal sealing, furnace brazing, high vacuum processing, machining, resistance welding and high voltage testing.
  • Please note that due to the requirements from the Department of Energy, U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
  • This position requires the use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

 

EEO/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disabled

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status.