Directly responsible for the production assembly and test methods of products to meet the requirements of the engineering product drawings. Develop these methods that meet all quality standards and refine the methods to optimize production profitability and on time delivery through the production assembly and test sequence. The end result is a quality product delivered to the customer’s satisfaction and meeting company’s KPIs.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Generate product assembly instructions and convert these instructions into manufacturing routing operation sequences.
- Generate product test instructions derived from Acceptance Test Procedure, ATP.
- Train production personal to execute assembly and test instructions.
- Generate the scope for test stands, fixtures, and equipment to execute production test instructions.
- Design and produce assembly fixtures and test fixtures using SolidWorks CAD.
- Establish production test stand preventative maintenance.
- Estimates and plans all phases of any complex project with minimal supervision, including Manufacturing Process plans, Tooling Design related to production product assembly and test.
- Communicate with and manage outside suppliers of production test equipment and test system components.
- Have familiarity with CNC programming.
- Effectively communicates with other internal departments, suppliers and customers to problem solve. Includes producing and submitting Value Engineering ideas to Engineers for internal and customer review.
- Communicates with production personnel regarding time standards and timely response to suggestions for process improvement.
- Coordinates with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Production Planning, Sales, Quality and Engineers to expedite deliverable products within estimated time and costs.
- Communicates with all departments to assure the most economical manufacturing process per the Company’s current capabilities and procedures.
- Investigates inappropriate time standards that may need adjustment for accuracy with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrates effective process control knowledge in SPC charting, identification of KCC (Key Control Characteristics), as well as determining effective corrective action.
- Pursues further education in the latest manufacturing techniques, testing processes and equipment.
- Reviews and determines disposition of rejected parts and discrepancy notices when called upon. Depending on disposition, may issue rework or replacement routings to floor, submit repair procedures, waivers to Quality Assurance to forward to customer for review.
- Responsible for all NPD (New Product Development) work up though the first 3 lots produced on the manufacturing floor after the hand-off has been done.
- Responsible for Quality, Delivery and Cost (in that order) for all NPD assembly and test work.
- Assists other Manufacturing Engineers as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
Experience using production tools, fixtures, and methods to stage and assemble products such as but not limited to: commons hand tools, arbor press, lockwire tools, o-ring installation, spring assemblies, etc. Experience conducting product tests, data collection and recording methods, test methods conforming to ISO9000/AS9100 requirements.
An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in one of the following fields: Mechanical, Process, Industrial, or an equivalent. Individual must possess exceptional math and trigonometry skills as well as sound 3D CAD design skills preferred with SolidWorks. Excellent knowledge of manufacturing assembly processes and product performance test methods. Good communication and organizational skills are necessary and incumbent must be a team player with a willingness to share knowledge.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
SPC Experience, Lean Training, Six Sigma Training, 5S Training, Strong in data collection and spreadsheets, use of a variety of measuring equipment, digital recording devices, fluid flow testing with both gaseous and liquid fluids, architecture design of fluid flow test stands, familiar in working within a network environment, experience in working in an ERP system.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel. Job responsibilities demand exposure to the production floor. Company lifting limitations will be enforced. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Hours: 48 hours per week on a 5 day per week schedule, plus additional overtime as required.