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Manufacturing Engineer

Buffalo, New York, United States
January 11, 2019


Manufacturing Engineer


• TxMQ is currently assisting their client, a highly reputable manufacturer in the midst of ongoing, rapid growth, in their search for a talented and experienced Manufacturing Engineer. The Manufacturing Engineer’s primary function is to help drive continuous improvement throughout the organization in the production of heat transfer units. This includes identifying and removing waste from the current products and processes, implementing lean manufacturing concepts into the production and support processes, recommending improvements in safety and environmental compliance, engaging the operations team members through specific training, and focused project management.

• The Manufacturing Engineer also supports the engineering and manufacturing teams with CAD design, machine programming, tool and die design and qualification, and management of the change control processes.


• Responsibilities outlined include, but are not limited to the following, as other duties may be assigned…

• Plan, direct, and coordinate manufacturing processes used in the production of heat transfer units.

• Prepare, maintain, and analyze detailed layouts of manufacturing processes and related equipment.

• Develop, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods by analyzing work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and layout of equipment and workspaces for minimum waster and maximum efficiency.

• Design, develop, and test tools, machinery, and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

• Partner with Management, Sales, Engineering, Production, Production Planning, Vendors, and/or Customers regarding product specifications, materials, quality standards, manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

• Work with Purchasing to determine which product specifications meet company specifications and quality standards. Notify Purchasing department of need to initiate procurement procedures.

• Helps keep equipment operational by assisting in the coordination of maintenance and repair services and following manufacturer's instructions, procedures and recommendations.

• Recommends new equipment and tooling for improved efficiencies as well as qualifies and verifies new tools.

• Assist with new process setup and trouble shooting.

• Apply statistical methods and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.

• Identify, develop and implement cost savings projects in assigned area

• Develop continuous improvement plans for all processes in assigned area.

• Serves as a champion for a lean manufacturing culture.

• TIG welding experience preferred

QUALIFICATIONS: The continued growth of the company requires a dedicated and proven Manufacturing Engineer who is able to work closely with all business functions.

• Bachelor of Science degree; Manufacturing/Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or related technical field.

• Three (3) years’ experience in related manufacturing engineering production environment. Five (5) years of related experience preferred.

• Experience in a fabricated metal product-manufacturing environment required. Hands-on experience preferred.

• Must be experienced with lean manufacturing and other current manufacturing concepts, practices and procedures. This includes Kaizen, 6-sigma, shop floor interface, product testing experience, quality tools, standard work, visual controls, mistake proofing, etc.

• Ability to develop and maintain PFMEA documentation

• Knowledge of vacuum brazing desired; both low and high temperature, but not required.

• Proven skills and ability to mentor and train the work force. Must foster an environment of optimism, lean learning, and continuous improvement for the organization.

• Skilled in Solidworks, high proficiency computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Windows

• Strong technical skills, independent thinking, proven success in waste elimination and excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential.

• Project Management skills.

• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, to prioritize and work in a multi-tasked environment.

• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

• High energy level, positive attitude a must


• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


• Supervisory/Management Responsibility: N/A

• Relationships:

o Internal: Executives, Management, Supervisors, Manufacturing Personnel, Sales Personnel, Production Planning Personnel, Purchasing Personnel, Administrative Staff

o External: Aerospace Customers, Defense Customers, Government Agencies, Vendors


• Salary for this direct hire position will be commensurate with experience and will include a competitive benefits package, paid holidays and vacation, room for growth, etc.


• Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word formatted resume, employment references, and salary history for immediate consideration.

• Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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