The manufacturing engineer position develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls.
Essential Function/Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential functions/duties satisfactorily. Other duties/functions may be added or assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
- Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
- Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
- Works with the manufacturing staff, as required, developing process engineering documentation, systems and auditing procedures. Areas of expertise include: Applicable materials & equipment knowledge.
- Performs manufacturing performance analysis to reduce processing costs through creative engineering and proactive procedures.
- Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
- Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
- Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
- Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
- Design and develop new products and product mock-ups alongside the creative team.
- Devise new solutions to existing manufacturing problems .
- Develop standardized design criteria across all product lines.
- Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
- Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.
- Follows Product Safety and Quality standards
- Follows FDA GMP's in regards to food contact packaging as it pertains to the employee
- Practices safe work habits and follows general safety procedures such as proper lifting and bending, ergonomics, proper use of equipment and use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
- Practices good housekeeping including clutter-free work area and general cleaning; follows FDA product safety standards, follows IPC product defense standards and complies with all SQF requirements
- Ensures lockout procedures are followed any time the equipment is being cleaned or maintained
- Ensures all safety procedures are strictly adhered to including that "Lock out and tag out" is strictly enforced and disciplined.
- Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering required, in addition to four to six years related experience and/or training. Continuing education as required staying abreast of new developments area of expertise.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, MRP/ERP. Proficient in Microsoft Project software. Skilled in 3D modeling software; Solidworks a plus. Knowledge in Lean/6-sigma problem solving. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work under minimal supervision.
- Training Skills - Identify the training and development needs within the organization through appraisal and consultation with peers and co-workers. Build the training resources and materials of the technical group; this would include training notes and presentations, training materials and methodologies, e-learning materials, DVDs, videos, etc.
- Language Skills - English speaking. Read, analyze, and interpret common industrial, manufacturing and technical procedures, professional journals, schematics, diagrams, drawings, and blueprints. Write reports, business correspondence, assembly instructions and procedural manuals. Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or other members of the manufacturing community. The ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
- Mathematical Skills - Apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations. Apply mathematical operations to theoretical and practical manufacturing and industrial situations.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.
- The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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