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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: HI-LEX Controls, Inc.
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, implements, manages and tracks new process systems and improvements that increase efficiency, safety and morale.
  • Controls and manages project schedules, budgets, and expenses.
  • Develops project scopes and definitions that can apply to both internal and external resources.
  • Develops estimates for equipment, tooling and labor for lowest cost and highest quality solutions for new and existing business.
  • Identifies and selects vendors from which to order tooling and equipment.
  • Encourage team involvement, where associates are interviewed and participate in the corrective actions, and implementation of solutions.
  • Promotes Kaizen improvement initiatives and lean methods to eliminate non-value-added activities, and to improve productivity, quality, and associate morale.
  • Monitor manufacturing processing performance and develop improvements to help the manufacturing element be more effective and create less waste.
  • Fosters an environment, at all levels of the organization, conducive to rapid problem solving.
  • Promotes an associate relations environment that is consistent with long-term management objectives.
  • Coordinates external contractors as well as internal resources to assist with the completion of projects.
  • Performs all other duties as necessary.
    Essential Functions Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
    • Office environment with noise from computer peripherals such as mainframe, disk drives and printers.
    • Exposure to moving equipment, parts and electrical shock.
    • Possible serious injury due to carelessness around equipment.
    • Daily lifts, carries or moves objects - up to 25 pounds.
    • Sometimes lifts, carries, or moves objects - up to 50 pounds.
    • Factory environment with noise from manufacturing equipment.
    • Job requires standing, walking, climbing stairs and sitting.
    • Operations require stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing or crawling.
    • Ability to hear warnings from equipment, machines, vehicles and public-address systems.
    • Operations highly repetitive.
    • Requires pushing, pulling, twisting, and reaching.
    • Require reaching below and above shoulder height.
    • Require movement of head and neck.
    • Clothing and shoes must comply with current MIOSHA regulations and current dress code policy.
      Specialized Training, Skills, Abilities, Experience:
      • 4-year degree in mechanical engineering, engineering technology, or equivalent field preferred.
      • 3-5 years experience in production line or tooling/machine design preferred.
      • 1-2 years project management experience (MS Project Gantt chart creation and utilization).
      • 1-2 years experience employing standardized labor estimation tools and methods (Modapts).
      • 1-2 years experience employing manufacturing process defect prevention tools and methods (PFMEA).
      • Knowledge of production tooling, cost estimation, electrical machine controls, and PLC programming.

Keywords: HI-LEX Controls, Inc., Battle Creek , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Battle Creek, Michigan

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