Manufacturing Engineer - Machining

Location: Goshen, IN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 11/7/2017
Job ID: 02538563
Job Description
Manufacturing Engineer (a Junior and a Senior) for a large plant near Elkhart, IN which manufactures aluminum auto parts and is part of a major US-based international auto parts manufacturer. Operations include aluminum casting, precision machining, anodizing and other finishing, assembly, etc. This position will be responsible for troubleshooting, capital, process improvement and automation in those Departments. In summary, you will contribute to the efficient functioning of manufacturing operations by developing and providing technical knowledge used to make decisions, develop innovative products and processes, reduce costs, and create products recognized for highest quality.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review, recommend and bring about future products and process techniques to achieve quality products at reduced manufacturing costs.
  • Determine the cause of customer complaints through investigation and experimentation, and suggest and monitor corrective action to eliminate customer complaints concerning the performance and quality of products.
  • Review and recommend appropriate equipment repairs and/or design modifications.
  • Prepare necessary and sufficient reports in a timely and orderly manner for project and engineering meetings.
  • Maintain and refine current operating procedures, equipment and process control procedures for manufacturing.
  • Keep abreast of new manufacturing methods/ equipment/ materials for use in developing new market and products opportunities as well as existing products and processes.
  • Involved in manufacturing planning by bringing newly developed products and processes into successful and profitable production.
  • Continuous training of shop floor personnel in standard procedures for the purpose of obtaining operating efficiencies and cost reductions.
  • Ensures compliance with all EHSMS policies and procedures.
  • Instructs on safe work practices and promotes safety consciousness while practicing safety procedures, enforcing policy regarding safety and making recommendations when needed.
  • Sees that Company policies and programs are effectively made known; cooperates and assists in the development of effective communications.
  • Promotes a positive employer-employee relation.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Related Field
  • CNC Programing
  • PLC Programming, robotics and automation
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates leadership ability, conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of management and hourly employees.
  • Experience within a foundry and machining environment
  • Understanding of quality planning methods and measuring equipment including SPC.
  • Capable of efficiently integrating exiting methods with new innovation to economically solve manufacturing problems.
  • Able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate with all levels of management, especially first line.
  • Willingness to travel to customers, suppliers and group companies.
Our client will relocate from all sections of the US. We have placed several professionals at this plant over the years and have a National Contract with the Company. This plant (and this Company) is a premier employer.