Our client, a large global supplier for the automotive industry, is looking to add a Manufacturing Engineer to their team!
Working closely with all departments, the Manufacturing Engineer will take ownership of projects from “Cradle to Grave”. The Manufacturing Engineer will have responsibility for certain production lines as well as individual projects. He/she is responsible for supervising continuous improvement/process improvement activities.
- Report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager
- Manage equipment development projects to meet business plan and project budgets.
- Develop and update schedules to track project status while ensuring equipment installations comply all safety standards and PHSR requirements
- Develop and confirm equipment specifications for new equipment installs
- Identify and implement countermeasures for equipment cycle time or reliability problems
- Supervise and coordinate contractors during equipment modifications and installations
- Coordinate and manage “run-offs” at equipment vendors against “acceptance Criteria” as specified in the Technical Specifications for purchase
- Follow the entire build/purchase of machining / assembly equipment and fixtures from purchase order to PPAP and into production. Fundamentally responsible for successful launch of manufacturing processes on the shop floor
- Supervise the process of cross-functional generation and review of process FMEAs with the support of the Plant Area Process and Production Manager/ Supervisors. Administer the Process FMEAs and ensure that they are routinely updated.
- Support the Launch Manager in the development of process FMEA and prototype builds
- Support in the development of Process Control Plans and Process Flow Charts
- Review/specify fixture design, feeds and speeds and specifications of cutting tools. Follows up with fixture and tooling vendors as required.
- Provide manufacturing engineering support to his/her assigned area within the Company as required by each department during and after program launch.
- Support APQP Team and Program Managers with the creation of technical specifications for the purchase of machining centers, assembly and wash equipment.
- Improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by analyzing equipment downtime & first time quality / scrap, determining root cause, and recommending countermeasures
- Search out and implement new technologies and Continuous Improvement opportunities in the machining and assembly fields.
- Manage and updates tool drawings.
- Initiate plans and ideas for cost reductions and/or quality improvement measures. Supports the QA department when required with customer concerns and corrective actions for 8D responses.
- Maintain proper filing system to ensure all information are properly stored and easily retrieved.
- Responsible for CNC setup documentations and operator instructions to the production floor, as well as creation and maintenance of job books.
Knowledge and Education
- Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or;
- 3 years post secondary school education, preferably in Mechanical, Industrial, or Metallurgical Technology / Engineering•Six Sigma Belt preferred
- Must be very familiar with Automotive Manufacturing Process, Synchronous Manufacturing, SPC, APQP, 8D’s, Control Plans, Continuous Improvement Techniques
- Must have working knowledge of QS9000 /TS16949 and ISO14001 procedures
- Knowledge of presses, machining, material handling, inspection/gauging, tool room and metal finishing equipment
- Practical experience in metal forming, such as die casting, CNC machining (Milling, Turning, Grinding), fixture design, cutting tool technology, and mass flow/pressure decay leak testing [automotive environment preferably]
- Blueprint Reading, Basic Measuring Techniques, Working Knowledge with CAD (preferably AutoCAD or SolidWorks)