The incumbent in this position is responsible for all the base functions of Manufacturing Engineering. These include but are not limited to Process and Methods development, Work Time Standard Studies, Special Projects, and etc. all focused toward improved production.
Nature and Scope:
The incumbent in this position reports directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Group Leader.
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for all the base functions of Manufacturing Engineering. These encompass improving and developing manufacturing processes to improve production throughput. This will involve any of the production processes performed at Taylor Machine Works, Inc. including parts making, burning, bending, machining, welding, straightening, etc.; assembling subassemblies through complete assembly includi ng finishing processes.
The incumbent will use various tools to perform the job, including computers, computer generated reports, etc.
The incumbent will need to possess communication skills to gain and disperse information.
The Manufacturing Engineer makes recommendations based on studies and assists in implementing any changes. The incumbent works with production supervisory personnel in planning work assignments in accordance with employee performance, machine capacity, production schedule, and anticipated delays.
The incumbent assists in preparing cost estimates on prototype manufacturing and to facilitate design changes to improve production or to affect cost savings.
At all times, the Manufacturing Engineer gives full consideration to safety practices and follows guidelines set forth by Company Policies.
Since much of this incumbent's work is not directly supervised, he or she will be expected to plan, or ganize, and proceed, but keep supervision informed. He or she must continually strive for cost reduction through increased productivity.
Principal Accountabilities: Strive to increase productivity and/or reduce costs by participating in the following:
Investigate manpower utilization. Evaluates through work measurement studies. Appraises individual performance. Recommends the most effective methods and arrangements and helps to implement changes.
Surveys production facilities and layouts. Recommends alterations of facilities and helps implement changes.
Considers material flow and utilization. Studies material use, storage practices and material handling procedures. Recommends alternate procedures or facilitates and helps implement changes.
Studies informational flow to check clarity and accuracy. Recommends revisions as necessary and helps with implementation.
Assists in evaluating Manufacturing Engineering practices and functions. Recommends improvement steps.
Provides instruction and/or training as qualified.
Requirements / Skills
The incumbent must have training in standard Manufacturing Engineering practices, procedures, and criteria, and the ability to apply these to the TMW system. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of metal forming and machine practices, fabricating and assembly as they relate to heavy equipment. This will necessitate a BS degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent degree and two plus years work experience.
Preferable to have experience in CNC Machining and Assembly operations.