Provides manufacturing input and support to new product design teams and may have potential responsibility for recommending work direction to manufacturing engineering, document control, technical and support staff people in the design and manufacturing engineering functions.
Provides manufacturing engineering input and support to the new product design and development, working closely with both design engineering and production staff to develop the best practical methods for the manufacture of quality products. Develops and adheres to budgeted plans.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: (*indicates peripheral functions)
1.1 Participates in engineering design process to assure that designs can be manufactured in a practical manner and suggests modifications to designs when necessary
1.2 Works with production staff as needed to develop priorities for capital improvement projects based on production demands and the quality of opportunities.
2 Participates in Quality Improvement.
2.1 Provides input to design and manufacturing engineering department regarding quality improvements.
3 Develops recommendations for capital improvements.
3.1 Travels to trade shows and vendor locations to develop knowledge of the capabilities of equipment and to explore potential applications for equipment that could improve the manufacturing process.
3.2 Develops cost/benefit analysis of capital improvements and seeks approvals from management.
3.3 Participates in special projects
4 Works to determine plant layout for efficiency and capacity relating to new products.
4.1 Reviews plant layout designs presented by manufacturing engineering and production staff and progresses recommendations to management for approval.
4.2 Meets with production control staff to develop and maintain capacity plan for production facilities and equipment.
5 Directs the development and improvement of new and existing processes.
5.1 Directs the maintenance of design documentation to ensure that all prints and specifications are up to date.
5.2 Identifies and implements necessary manufacturing technologies to optimize production of new products.
COMMON PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
All employees are expected to deal with customers and co-workers in a positive and respectful way and perform their duties in a safe and effective manner. Certain other standards apply to all positions, with some additional standards tailored to departments or job groups. These standards are not repeated here, but may be found in other company publications. All employees are expected to conduct their jobs by the standards set forth in these publications.
Has experience with computer terminal, network software, RFID systems, CAD systems, and general office equipment.
JOB SKILLS REQUIRED
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, or equivalent, and broad experience in production or manufacturing engineering (3-5 years). Experience with metal forming, injection molding and automation desired.