Manufacturing / Controls Engineer

Watts Water Technologies   •  

Export, PA

5 - 7 years

Posted 242 days ago

This job is no longer available.

This position continually improves existing manufacturing processes and develops new manufacturing processes to support new product development implementation.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Facility expert on automation and controls, including robotics, PLC maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, problem solve, test and commission electrical controls for various plant capital projects
  • Optimization of current manufacturing processes and development of new manufacturing processes utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Lead and participate in Lean kaizen events utilizing Lean tools and methodologies.
  • Lead and participate in Six Sigma process improvement projects utilizing DMAIC methodology.
  • Manage cost reduction efforts including global sourcing of components and processes, including redesign of products and components through execution of Value Added/Value Engineering (VA/VE) methodologies.
  • Assist new product development engineering with integration of new products, both buy/sell and internally manufactured, into production. Responsibilities include manufacturing feasibility and process development, COGS models, pre-production/prototype/acceptance runs, SOP’s, etc.
  • Project management of implementation of new manufacturing processes including capital equipment justification and purchase contract development.
  • Develop and document written standard operating procedures and methods on manufacturing processes.
  • Document and train production personnel on standard operating procedures on all shifts.
  • Assist maintenance department with development and control of preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Assist tooling department with tooling control process development and implementation related to manufacturing equipment to optimize tooling design and usage.
  • Participate in Process and Supplier Material Review Board (MRB) and daily Lean management (CIOS) meetings.
  • Communicate continually with plant supervision, quality, and safety representatives regarding equipment modifications, procedure revisions and training.
  • Work within QBS requirements and ISO 9000 standards.

EDUCATION:

  • BachelorDegree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

MANAGEMENT:

No positions report to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five to seven years’ experience with manufacturing process improvement, new product introduction, machinery and documentation. Experience in metal forming/welding, tubing industry and high-volume manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • Extensive experienceapplying Lean methodologies to process improvement and new product introduction efforts is required, including prior leadership of kaizen improvement events.
  • Prior Six Sigma project participation required, Six Sigma Greenbelt certification highly desired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general mechanical engineering and mechanical design principles and practices, including tooling design. 3D design experiencedesired.
  • Project managementexperience in product development and manufacturing environments.
  • Effectively communicate with employees, vendors, and customers at all levels of the organization including strong presentation skills.
  • Practical industrial engineering experience in a high-volume assembly and manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Electrical problem solving skills including familiarity with PLC’s, Motor Drives, and Ladder Logic is highly desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office or equivalent software.  Experience with Microsoft Project software and Solidworks is a plus.
  • Required to travel domestically and internationally.

*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to move throughout the plant and office areas.
  • Alternates between sitting, standing, and moving within the work area.
  • Must be able to manipulate equipment used in performance of tasks.
  • Other demands include but not limited to oral, written, and presentation/communications skills.

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