Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineer adds value to the process of manufacturing products for sale by identifying and eliminating waste. The means of doing so begins with in-depth process understanding based upon study, experimentation, statistical analysis, observation, and input from line personnel. The employee must be driven by curiosity to continually answer questions of "why" occurrences happen in operation. Identification and elimination of root causes of waste is essential.
Job Duties
Lean Improvements:
Champion concept of standard work
Identify opportunities to improve presentation of materials to operators, reduce wasted movements, etc.
Develop poke yoke solutions and stick around to assure that they actually work
Value stream mapping
Participate in and lead Kaizen events
Process Studies:
Pilot SPC analysis in problem areas to target where it can provide most bang for buck
Enact SPC efforts in production environments to identify process improvement requirements
Capability studies to evaluate specifications and their match with the capability of the process
Develop production cost estimates for use in responding to RFQs
Production trials to help test changes, new devices and equipment, etc. created by engineers or others
Process Improvements:
Devise and implement fixtures, machine modifications, procedural modifications, etc. to improve processes, independent of the source of the improvement idea
Cost/benefit analysis to help prioritize work
Perform the on-the-floor work of assuring that validations get executed well
Complete protocols, write reports, deviations etc.
Skills Required
Process familiarity with not only equipment, but with the procedures that are and/or should be followed to make quality product
Create and execute Poke Yoke solutions - creativity, empathy
Comprehensive root cause analysis to discover why something went wrong - thoroughness, curiosity, insistence on clarity, constructive confrontation
Comprehensive failure modes analysis to avoid them happening in the first place - thoroughness, imagination, hypothetical
Develop the contents of process training plans (theory of operation, likely failure modes, important observations to make, etc.) - communicator, empathy
Create more meaningful and useful SOPs - writing and organization
Experience/Schooling or Degree Required
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent demonstrated technical ability
3-5 years related experience
Phone: 801-572-4200

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