Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
Sumter, SC 29153
Relocation Offered 90K-110K
Responsible for the design and implementation of machine improvements and capital equipment project management activities. Proficient in mechanical design and troubleshooting.
Directs personnel in the troubleshooting and maintenance of cam driven mechanisms and pneumatic and hydraulic equipment used in the production process.
Supports the plant manufacturing effort, with proven ability to identify problems and pursue plans toward their resolution. Specific focus will be in areas of improving upon chronic levels of quality, waste and equipment efficiencies.
Clear understanding of the role of Engineering in a manufacturing environment.
Has knowledge of proper Engineering practices and vendor relationships.
Responsible for coordinating activities between equipment vendors, Division R & D and plant functional departments on his/her assignments.
Ability to handle projects of a moderate to large scope requiring extensive coordination. Will be required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.
Prepares and submits capital appropriation requests and controls expenditures on these projects as required.
Has knowledge of established safety standards and operator interface with equipment.
Completes or supervises the completion of necessary designs, drawings, calculations and specifications on associated equipment.
Recommends vendors for commercial items and materials needed for a project.
Establishes which elements comprising a job are suitable for in-house fabrication or revision and which items would be best contracted. Secure quotations and select contractors; direct the contractors efforts or the efforts of in-house forces to a satisfactory scheduled completion of the necessary work. Supervise and inspect all work in-process by contractors or plant forces; provide guidance where necessary.
Responsible for the recommendation of capital equipment or process modifications, their physical installation, debugging and associated training of production personnel.
Required to have awareness of product performance and quality requirements within scope of his/her assignments.
As required within the scope of his/her duty, be responsible for all associated documentation, including; however not limited to, the following; validations, Operations Procedures, Preventive Maintenance schedules, Engineering Change Notifications, spare parts listings, etc.
Required to develop a firm understanding of all equipment for which he/she is responsible to include set-up, adjustment and assessment of possible improvements.
Responsible for realization of budgeted cost reductions and productivity improvements.
Accountable for spending (capital or expense) within approved limits on programs.
Performs other duties as required by the Engineering Supervisor.
Directs the efforts of support personnel such as machinists and technicians, etc. in the modification, adjustment, removal and installation of new or existing equipment as required.
May provide functional supervision of other Engineers toward attainment of his/her assignments.
Must have Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment.
Must have high-speed automated assembly experience in the following areas
o synchronous and asynchronous assembly platforms
o cam-operated equipment
o pneumatics and servo controlled assembly.
Understanding of Lean Manufacturing initiatives with an emphasis in continuous improvement.
Six Sigma certification (greenbelt or blackbelt) preferred.