Lexington, KY 40511 | 6 months contract
The Manufacturing Engineer position is a key member of the Manufacturing team and will have responsibility for driving our assembly groups to world class performance. The person in this position will be responsible for leading the continuous improvement efforts of their team using the Schneider Performance System. Safety leadership, Quality focus, Customer service and plant Productivity are critical to the success of the business and are core responsibilities. Leadership skills and mechanical aptitude are both critical for this role. A Manufacturing Engineer must be an excellent leader, influencer, communicator and project leader at all levels within the organization. Be collaborative, proactive, exhibit strong leadership qualities and can adapt to a dynamic and fast changing environment. Top level responsibilities include: • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship across all levels of the organization. • Utilize Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma skills to address complex process opportunities with simple solutions. • Utilize SPS fundamentals implementing continuous improvement projects. • Identify constraints to achieving goals and collaborate to find and implement effective solutions via our SIM (Short Interval Management) process • Develop manufacturing cost estimates, determine work standards, and develop and implement improvement within our processes. • Supports project launch, process tooling, fixture, and equipment design, purchase, and maintenance. • Pro-actively identify barriers and eliminate them • Mentor and develop team members for growth Additionally: • Works on daily and long-term problems/projects using Quality and SPS tools including PFMEA, Control Plan, 8D, CAPEX, SAP, work orders, CAD, etc. • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criterion (based upon SPS principles) for obtaining results. • Works with other engineers, designers, maintenance technicians, SPVs, and hourly line associates to effectively solve issues, implement solutions, and support IDEA/continuous/Safety/Quality improvement implementation ALL UNDER the Schneider Production System principles. • Develops process, safety, ergonomic, and material handling improvement solutions • Serves manufacturing operations as KEY SUPPORT person leading resolutions to problems, implementing improvement, and leading projects to completion! ... all via short interval management cycle 1 thru 4 based concepts and processes. • Identifies problems, arrives at Root Cause, and implements corrective action and improvement. Qualifications: • Bachelor of Science, preferably within Engineering based discipline (Mechanical, Industrial) but will consider business or other related fields. • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience. • Prior experience in Value Stream analysis, Lean Concepts, with a solid understanding of lean manufacturing and root cause analysis as well as Line Architecture and Design with Material Providing and Handling concepts • Ability to drive process and culture change in a mature organization • Evidence of project execution, implementation of continuous improvement with measured results, and demonstrated project management experiences.