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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description
The basic objective of this position is to provide technical support for welding manufacturing processes; to troubleshoot and correct welding related manufacturing problems. This position supports or directly impacts the overall performance metrics for the entire plant. This position requires the use of lean manufacturing principles to minimize inventory, maximize throughput, and optimize facility utilization.
Job Requirements
Serves as primary liaison with cross-function Product Development Teams providing Design for Manufacturing (DFM) input for new products and acting as the primary interface and transition of new product to a full production environment.
Design and implement efficient processes using lean manufacturing principles, to enable single piece flow in a pull system philosophy for existing products or new product launches as appropriate.
Conduct assessments of existing or proposed manufacturing processes to provide focused improvement opportunities to increase production efficiencies, eliminate waste, reduce inventory, reduce lead times, increase quality and improve safety and ergonomics.
Develops welding techniques, procedures and applications of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of materials, utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of materials and engineering principles.
Conducts research and development investigations to reduce reject rates, improve existing or develop new welding equipment, develop new or modify current method, techniques, and procedures to minimize cycle time
Prepares technical reports as a result of research and development and preventive maintenance investigations
Establishes welding procedures to guide production and welding personnel relating to specification restrictions, material process, pre and post heating requirements.
Evaluates new developments in welding field for possible application to current welding problems and production processes.
Ensures the worker's compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards; in testing welds for conformance with national code requirements; or testing welding personnel for certification
May perform experimental welding to evaluate new equipment, techniques or materials.
Perform weld failure analyses, develop and implement corrective action plans.
Inspects weld quality according to department inspection criteria (120-076)
Administers and documents welding qualification tests as required according to the department welding qualification procedures (120-075).
Maintains the welding procedures of the department and changes as required.
Understand, organize, and implement training for various welding operations.
Interfaces with the various support groups, outside vendors, and customers to ensure that the maintenance, quality, and equipment requirements are being achieved.
QUALIFICATIONS
An undergraduate degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering is required, advanced degree is a plus.
A successful five-year history in heavy manufacturing production environment to include product launch experience.
Expert user of appropriate office and manufacturing related technologies, CAD experience a must.
Completion of welding engineering degree
Certified Weld Inspector according to requirements set forth by AWS-QC 1-96
Ability to develop or embrace vision and strategies with a passion to win with people oriented processes as an inspirational leader.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Team orientation with the ability to influence others.
Hands-on preference to work in manufacturing floor area when necessary to resolve issues with all levels of personnel.
Ability to work in a cross-functional environment, gaining consensus and cooperation.
Ability to make decisions under pressure and on tight time lines.
Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize workload and meet deadlines with a problem solving mentality.
Continuous improvement driven with a willingness to adopt new ideas/skills

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