Job Description

SUMMARY
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for developing the value stream within each work cell and implementing the following LEAN operating characteristics; standard work, 5S; Set-up reduction; continuous improvement; operator training, job rotation and defining operational metrics for the GEMBA.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
• Create/update work instructions and standard work for assigned cells. Work with operators to document their processes, study the operations and work practices for improvements, and document findings.
• Quantify process improvements in terms of additional throughput, ergonomics, reduction in non-value added activity, set up reduction time, and quality improvements. Work with the operators to identify work center improvements.
• Analyze setup procedures for each assigned work area, documenting the current state and defining set up reduction opportunities, measure and implement. Implement a 5S process within each work cell; engaging the operators in this practice
• Promote a lean culture by leading kaizen events, hosting formalized training, and managing the improvement of the company’s manufacturing process.
• Create, improve, document, and sustain processes improvements and be an advocate for change.
• Promote all Safety and 5-S policies and procedures; help run clean and safe work cells.
• Research and develop proposals for new equipment and machinery. Prepare cost justifications and payback analysis. Contract with outside services firms for machine installation and set-up.
• Supports the Operations teams to delivers the measurable results as defined.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
The position requires a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering with experience in a LEAN manufacturing environment. Candidates should have a customer centric attitude, be metric driven, and have a continuous improvement mindset. Must be proficient in LEAN tools such as value stream mapping, establishing standard work, ability to use mini tab when appropriate. Must be able to multi-task and be deadline oriented in a fast-paced, union environment. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Microsoft Outlook required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, write, analyze, and communicate in English required. Communicate with other departments and upper management in a timely manner. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from teammates in every level of the organization in a professional manner. Ability to effectively collect and present information to all teammates whether production or management.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 this position will consist of some office work, it is in a manufacturing facility. The employee is regularly required to be on the production floor and comply with the dress code and PPE requirement such as safety glasses with side shields and steel toed shoes. Temperatures and noise levels vary. Must be able to have flexibility to interact with all 3 shifts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, speak and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with arms, hands, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move greater than 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

Must have valid driver’s license. Some travel may be required for machine installation and testing or conferences/training opportunities.

Trachte Building Systems is an equal opportunity employer

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