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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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Shelbyville, Indiana

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$90,000 - $110,000

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What the position entails:

Daily Manufacturing Interaction: Applies basic engineering principles and analyses to improve processes or solve manufacturing problems by reducing cost and improving quality, safety, and/or capability.

  • Works to improve the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems in the plant.
  • Provides support to the plant maintenance team to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Designs or manages the design of new machines and tooling.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for operational practices.
  • Provides technical support to account managers and product development teams.
  • Provides necessary support to plant management and plant teams to assure that proper tools and assistance is available to perform assigned task and maintain engineering files and documents.

Project Management: Effectively leads and engages cross-functional teams internally and externally.

  • Designs manufacturing processes that meet customer product, delivery, and cost requirements.
  • Manages or participates as a key APQP Team Member in the concept to delivery cycle — Design, analyze, budget, prototypes and samples, purchase and build equipment, machine acceptance, train, implement and improve.
  • Identifies and established programs that bring new ideas and technologies to practical application in production. This will include working with members of our R & D team as well as with outside organizations.

Problem-Solving: Identifies and resolves mechanical issues using data from various sources (e.g. customer input, quality, testing, production) in a timely manner.

  • Utilizes a strong set of problem-solving tools including the use of the methodologies of Six Sigma, Lean and/or Continuous Improvement.
  • Prepares engineering and cost analyses for process improvements.
  • May manage liaison activities with Company’s partners, customers and vendors.

Teamwork: Interacts with individuals with different backgrounds and cultures and is available on off-shifts as needs arise.

  • Must be flexible as business opportunities develop and able to multi-task with other duties and projects when they become available.
  • Actively follows and manages to our Process Based Leadership, Code of Conduct and our 5S+Safety Program.
  • Is willing to travel to customers, suppliers and other Company locations as needed – estimated to be about 10% of the time and may include domestic and international travel.

What a candidate must have to be qualified for the role:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with hydraulics and electrical equipment
  • Experience in a 24/7 operation and extrusion experience preferred
  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean and Continuous Improvement problem solving tools
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to interface with all levels of the organization and externally with customers and suppliers
  • A strong work ethic and a strong commitment to a team environment
  • Experience working with APQP and Solid Works

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