Manufacturing / Controls Engineer

Watts Water Technologies   •  

Export, PA

5 - 7 years

Posted 242 days ago

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


  • 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.


  • BachelorDegree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering


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  • 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.


  • 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.