Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Augusta, GA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 11/7/2017
Job ID: 02534152
Job Description
A good and large, high volume, metal working client in the Aiken/ Augusta area is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer. They will only consider candidate living in the area between Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC. This is a public company with several plants. In addition to base salary there is a small bonus. This is a new permanent/direct positon and our client is ready to hire now.
Job Purpose Statement
Plans, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant: Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication process, line flow, Value Stream methodology, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. Work closely with maintenance staff and outside vendors to complete projects. Requires a keen sense of perception, must be capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify specifications for incoming material required to meet process capabilities and implement monitoring systems or audit techniques to test the ongoing maintenance of this specification.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes through the development of improved techniques and/or identification of improvements to equipment, tooling and fixture.
  • Assess processes for their relevance, and assess the adequacy of engineering equipment.
  • Keep abreast of the trend of technology, investigate, and install most effective methods of manufacturing to keep company competitive at all times.
  • Design, install and commission new production equipment, monitor modifications and upgrades, and troubleshoot existing processes.
  • Measure variances to standards, identify out of control variances, investigate reasons, suggest solutions, install and follow up.
  • Develop standard work for new processes.
  • Manage projects from concept to completion; ensuring the project is done on time and within the allocated budget.
  • Select, manage and work with sub-contractors.
  • Support the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations.
  • Utilize safety guidelines (e.g. OSHA standards) when designing processes and/or equipment.
  • Work closely with other engineers to drive process improvements through Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Ensure the process works at the optimum level, to the right takt time and quality of output, in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Provide support for machine, tool and die fabrication.
  • Develop lean layout line-flows that incorporate single piece production operations utilizing a Value Stream methodology.
  • Ensure that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified regulations.
  • Work closely with other specialists, including: technicians responsible for the quality control of raw materials, intermediates and finished products; engineers responsible for plant maintenance; commercial colleagues on product specifications and production schedules; and machine operators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
  • BS in Manufacturing Engineering is preferred. Education and Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered. Must possess at least 4-6 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques in the design and operation of automated process control systems and their components.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of systems analysis, including business process and entity relationship analysis tools and methods.
  • Familiarity with standard software packages, including Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Project Scheduler or equivalent), database and flow charting.
  • Experience with CAD software such as AutoCAD, Inventor or Solid Works
  • Experienced with applying Lean principles such as 5S, One Piece Flow, JIT, Judoka, TPM, Kan Ban and SMED.
  • Knowledge of six sigma tools and methodologies preferred.
  • Proficient in CNC programming.
Personal Trait Profile:
  • Ability to utilize computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment including data entry, database management, and proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and find ways to apply them to the facility.
  • Ability to provide oral and written communication to all levels of employees within the Company.
  • Ability to practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work