Manufacturing Engineer (Machining)

Position name: Manufacturing Engineer (Machining)
Position to which it reports: Engineering Manager
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for providing machining expertise to establish proper operation, maintenance, preventive maintenance, programming, and spare fixture engineering, for all plant production equipment as well as plant infrastructure and facilities. This function provides direct technical support for the production department to improve the overall performance of the production facility by: Developing technician effectiveness with on-the-job training, spare parts availability, implementing continual improvement projects, and supporting production. In addition, the function provides project management for all product programs.
Main responsibilities:
€ Manage the design, implementation, test and startup phases of machining projects.
€ Work with managers/teams to plan and schedule project activities.
€ Make improvements on the overall cycle time, tooling life vs cost, and cell improvements as required.
€ Adjust the feeds and speeds in a process when modifying tooling or making improvements.
€ Track downtime and understanding issues in machining area to develop plans for improvement.
€ Implement the use of SPC and part traceability in the machining area.
€ Manage the inspection, leak testing, and pack out of the machined part.
€ Provides direct technical support to the Engineering and Maintenance Department to advance the performance of the production facility.
€ Use downtime and quality data and a solid analytical approach to develop and implement continual improvement.
€ Serves as the technical resource for the plant machining operation.
€ Develops and maintains plant and equipment spare parts, drawings, schematics, software programs, etc.
€ Manages projects with skill; meeting deadlines, milestones, budgets, and goals.
€ Supports plant-wide effort to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), 5S, Kaizen activities, benchmarking, and best practice sharing.
€ Manage major capital equipment and tooling projects, relative to machining, cart washing, assembly, leak detection, gauging, automation & packaging to company standards that meet program timing plans.
€ Provide product design input to designers and feasibility assessments as related to good manufacturing practices and robust product design.
€ Support Estimating department to define technical requirements to obtain an accurate tool quote and to assess feasibility.
€ Responsible for and authorized to ensure that the requirements of procedures, operational controls, work instructions, maintenance, training, and recordkeeping within assigned area(s) of responsibility are met in order to assure compliance with policy, legal and other requirements, and the ISO 14001 standard.  Additional responsibilities may be included in other EMS documentation. 
€ Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
 € English
€ At least 5 years' of experience in a large manufacturing facility or has worked for an automation/integrations company
Technical skills:
 € Proficient in all areas of the CNC and machining field, including but not limited to: PLC controllers and logic, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics, electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills, servo drives, data acquisition programs, robots controls and troubleshooting, automation, HMI, sensing devices, CAD, and computer software.
€ Allen Bradley (PLC 5, RS Logix 5000, Micro-Logix,), Siemens S7 Device net, Ethernet IP, Die Casting, CNC, Robotics, Fanuc Controls hardware, cutting fluid technology, and/or hydraulic system experience is a plus.
Soft skills:
€ Strong verbal and written communication skills
€ Ability to work collaboratively with multiple levels in the organization
€ Organized
€ Results oriented
Position location                                  Sylacauga, Alabama
Local / global candidates                    Local/Regional Candidates

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