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Lead, Manufacturing Engineer - Automation

Company: Stoughton Trailers, LLC
Location: Orfordville
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Position Purpose:

Lead manufacturing engineering activities across multiple plants specific to one product line
To assist in day-to-day Manufacturing Engineering project management

Including identifying, prioritizing, work assignments, communication and follow-up on projects that is within the teams' scope of responsibility

To develop and mentor Manufacturing Engineers for future assignments.
Provides work direction to direct reports (engineers or technicians) in the plant.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contributing to the Manufacturing Engineering team by supporting new product introduction and continuous improvement projects
Key participant in the dFMEA, pFMEA, and Critical to Quality processes assuring specifications are well defined and documented
Interface with cross functional team to establish manufacturing strategies, processes, and equipment
Assure production requirements are achieved for all processes, equipment, and material specifications, supplier selection, and qualification.
Lead initiatives to reduce the finished goods cost by working with CM partners and supply base to improve efficiencies in component/sub-assembly procurement and MFG processes
Serve as an Expert Advance Manufacturing Engineer in a highly cross-functional environment with engineering, manufacturing, sourcing, product management and suppliers to optimize cost competitiveness and manufacturability
Interface with cross functional team and participate in design reviews and project conversations
Document technical data generated by the assigned projects consistent with engineering policies and procedures
Supporting the Engineering Commodity Leaders, Global Commodity Managers and Suppliers with problem solving, continuous improvement, and the capability acquisition process
Define cell capital expense (CAPEX) and operational expense (OPEX) needs and manage budget
Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance. Uses prior experience and on-the-job training to solve straightforward tasks. Has access to technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.
Is an individual contributor with proven interpersonal skills. Provides informal guidance to new team members.
Participates regularly in Lean Kaizen events to support the Lean Roadmap.
Provide technical mentorship to team members
Track and report out all ME projects in or affecting area of responsibility
Check that all projects documentation is completed - i.e. charters, schedule, budget, dwgs, etc
Delegate tasks to team members - Individual projects, Team projects and Tasks
Arrange and participate in design reviews of all projects in area of responsibility
Assist with training and development

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
Experience: 5+ years required in an engineering function
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience working within budgets and timelines
Possess the ability to creatively express abstract thoughts.
Proficient in MS Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Able to grasp concepts of form, fit, and function.
Use and have a basic understanding of personal computers.
Basics of mechanical and/or electrical drafting practices.
Basics of computer aided design and drafting; SolidWorks background preferred.
Thorough understanding of manufacturing materials and cost processes.
Project management skills, shows ability to lead direct reports (Engineers) and lead without authority
Experience in T&D and maintenance a plus. Knowledge and competency in Tool & Die and maintenance crafts.

Desired Characteristics:

Strong oral and written communication skills.
High attention to detail and organization.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
Established project management skills.
Experience with product family ownership
Experience with new product introduction and process development
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing principles and tools
Experience reading and interpreting engineering specifications and drawings
Demonstrated leader and respectful team player
Hands-on experience with implementing projects and sustaining process improvements
Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities and deliver timely actions

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. - It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Stoughton Trailers, LLC, Janesville , Lead, Manufacturing Engineer - Automation, Engineering , Orfordville, Wisconsin

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