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Manufacturing Engineer

Under the direction of the Divisional Engineering Manager (dotted line responsibility to Facilities Manager) the manufacturing engineer will be responsibility for projects related to the manufacturing processes and equipment.  This individual will present and implement assembly and process area improvements utilizing sound engineering principles.  Familiarization with tooling, fixturing, and process flow is required.  Hands-on work ethic, excellent oral and written skills. Must communicate effectively with all levels of manufacturing personnel. Results driven.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

** General duties are listed here, but are not limited to this list.

  1. The position would be primarily project-based as assigned by the Divisional Engineering Manager. Projects would include process development efforts for new product development of windows and door systems as well as evaluating existing processes from a manufacturing engineering perspective during product line extensions or modifications.

  1. Maintain detailed project tasks, schedules, and deliverables.

  2. Ensure projects successfully meet developed timelines and budgets.

  3. Coordinate mechanical tasks utilizing cross-functional teams and necessary resources to achieve required results.

  4. Design fixturing and equipment of varying types and complexity.

  5. Develop processes, methods and production controls for new programs while mentoring others on proper use and maintenance.

  6. Develop Plant layouts and process changes as related to specific projects.

  7. Participate in projects related to cost savings, safety, quality and the elimination of waste.

  8. Oversee fabrication of equipment from design through fabrication, implementation and training.

  9. Develop standard work methods and operational documentation for fabricated equipment and processes.

  10. Assist the Facilities Manager, Divisional Engineering Manager and CI Engineer to implement machine modification, design and construction of equipment, carts, fixturing, etc. by in-house maintenance staff or outsource vendor.

  11. Utilize state of the art technology and formulates solutions to complex manufacturing problems.

  12. Support operations in achieving the most efficient and cost effective production processes by evaluating downtime, procedures, equipment capabilities and capacities, and repairs to achieve an efficiency improvement or cost reduction.

  13. Support the implementation and continuation of the Preventative Maintenance programs.

  14. Troubleshoot equipment failures and provides direction to operations and maintenance personnel.

  15. Work with Operations and Maintenance team to solve manufacturing issues with equipment and processes.

  16. Assist maintenance team, as needed, to analyze and formulate strategies for accomplishing job assignments and repairs.

  17. Ensure that facility and operations are adhering to all federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations.

  18. Responsible for insuring the safety of equipment and to provide a safe working environment for all employees. 

  19. Meet established company objectives within own areas of responsibility, while assisting other areas in meeting their objectives through engineering process improvements to reduce labor cost per unit produced, justification and acquisition of capital expenditures, and proper maintenance of plant and equipment.

  20. Participate in organizational planning and engineering meetings.   Maintain regular communication with other Maintenance Engineers and Managers in division to discuss ‘best practices’ and consult on problems.

  21. Keep abreast of industry technology advancements which can be applied to improve plant operations, evaluate plant operations and recommend or develop ways to improve operations through improved methods or equipment improvements.