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Manufacturing Engineer - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Plainfield, Connecticut, 06374, United States
November 14, 2018


Manufacturing Engineer - RT

Plainfield, Connecticut 06374

As part of the Continuous Improvement team, the Manufacturing Engineer will develop, implement and maintain safe, optimal and cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.

This role will recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls.


Supports research, design and the development of safe manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, welding processes and production equipment

Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of the facilities property, buildings and equipment

Prepares and maintains work instructions, setup instructions, and other related process documentation for shop floor use

Supports and may lead the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results

Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for the safe manufacturing of truck bodies and components

Performs continuous improvement activities using lean tools for cost reduction, quality improvement, improved efficiency, and improved material flow

Prepares capital projects for new equipment and processes

Safely launches machines, process, methods and/or tooling technologies with >99% effectiveness

Documents lessons learned and communicates among the Mfg. Engineering discipline

Provides technical process expertise for plant and supplier quality issues

Assists Quality Engineering with developing robust quality control plans

Assists with defect, rework, and scrap reduction related to the manufacturing processes

Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams

Performs other related duties as assigned

Role Priorities:

Team Member Safety

Team Member Training

Process Improvement

Problem Resolution

Project Management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering

2. 5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment, 4+ years of work experience in heavy-duty manufacturing

3. Experience with existing manufacturing technologies, including but not limited to: welding, joining, metal working, manual assembly, and painting; certification in a field is a plus

4. Experience with factory automation, maintenance, and integrating engineering designs into production - highly desirable

5. Practical Lean principles experience with proven success using the tools

6. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Minitab

7. Proven ability to facilitate change and knowledge of lean tools and techniques

8. Planning - an ability to think ahead and plan during a 3-6 month timespan

9. Strong leadership experience and strong team player

10. Project Management: the ability to organize and manage multiple projects

11. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

12. Quality orientation and attention to detail

13. Problem analysis and problem resolution; Green Belt certification, Black Belt a plus

14. High level of mechanical aptitude and desire to work in a hands on manufacturing environment for extensive periods of time

15. Ability to travel to plant locations across North America for training in advance of the new CT plant opening.

16. Salary Expectation? 17. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

18. Current Address?