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Manufacturing Launch Engineer

Position Summary The manufacturing engineer position develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls; coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Identifying and implementing continuous improvement activities that will result in cost savings, utilization and efficiency improvements and overall safety of the employees in the plant. Acts as a technical bridge between Product Engineering and the plant floor.    Essential Job Functions Provide detailed feedback to product and design engineering on all new product launches specifically in regards tooling, process, machine rates, capability analysis. Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results. Work with manufacturing supervisors to communicate needed machine schedules to ensure successful product launches and quality requirements are met Upon part kick off, work with teams to create project timelines that meet customer delivery and PPAP requirements Participate in and contribute to PMP / APQP reviews by providing project status updates Interface with tooling suppliers and purchasing on the new construction of tools, primary and secondary equipment Ensures safety and ergonomic considerations are made relating to equipment, process and plant layout. Establish and maintain the processes in production to ensure the production of parts which meet company and customer specifications Review Engineering Change Requests for effect on manufacturing processes. Initiates all the manufacturing principles of Lean Manufacturing. Drive problem resolution of manufacturing issues including but not limited to fishbone diagrams, 8-D, corrective actions, 5 Why, etc. Drive continuous improvement projects associated with the manufacturing process including inventory reductions, working capital turns, and complexity management. Manage a wide variety of projects including vendor services, Six Sigma, Lean initiatives and new equipment selection and implementation Participate in and lead team projects and give advice and assistance Prepare and maintain operating procedures for multiple manufacturing and engineering functions Troubleshoot manufacturing and quality issues within the existing product lines Understand and be able to guide/coach teams on a wide range of process improvement tools to identify and eliminate waste. Validate plant capital equipment / capacity needs available to support new product and existing product growth. Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment. Conduct and report on monthly launch readiness reviews All other duties as assigned     Essential Skills & Experience Excellent project management skills and proven successful project launches. Five-plus (5+) years of related metal manufacturing experience is required Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and MRP systems Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering is required Proven record of cost reduction within a manufacturing facility Excellent oral and written communication skills Proficient with Microsoft Office applications Experience with CAD and 3D modeling experience are required Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision Ability to write technical reports Understanding of IATF-16949 requirements for new products launches 58354BR
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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