Johnson Controls' Wichita operation designs, builds and distributes around one million pieces of residential heating and cooling equipment every year. Johnson Controls Wichita builds and assembles some of the biggest HVAC brands in the industry, including York, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Guardian.
The primary manufacturing campus sits on 63 acres with a total of 1.3 million square feet. It has also translated into large employment growth in Wichita, where its workforce is around 1,600 employees which is up nearly 22 percent year over year. The Wichita manufacturing facility is the largest non-aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita.
What you will do
The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer is accountable for directing, planning, coordinating and implementing of processes and equipment required for manufacturing of premier HVAC equipment. This position is involved in the design and manufacture of the next generation of product. This is done by utilizing a broad skill set and experience in the design and manufacturing of HVAC. This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.
How you will do it
- Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, quality control, and corporate standards.
- Develop, manage and oversee the execution of capital planning and purchase of equipment and infrastructure.
- Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
- Support the creation, tracking and reporting of project schedules, progress, and performance
- Support Design Engineering in DFAM activities
- Confers with vendors to determine process specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts and evaluates products according to specifying actions and quality standards.
- Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing production processes.
- Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements, process improvements and potential capacity.
- Interaction and involvement with multiple cross functional groups necessary to successfully execute the requirements of this position.
What we look for
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of six (6) years of experience working in a manufacturing/production environment.
- Minimum of six (6) years of experience with fabrication processes and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).
- Demonstrated knowledge of Lean manufacturing ergonomic and classic industrial engineering principles.
- Proficiency using MS Office Suite.
- Aptitude and desire to be involved in cross-functional activities, including engineering, marketing, sales, finance,
- manufacturing, and quality.
- Must be available for up to 10% travel, including international.
- HVAC manufacturing experience.
- Six Sigma Black Belt.
- Microsoft Project and SharePoint experience.