Manufacturing Engineer

Hitachi America   •  

Michigan City, IN

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 96 days ago

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Directly support Sullair’s Manufacturing under the supervision of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
  • Study and improve manufacturing processes and procedures aimed at lowering manufacturing costs.
  • Support both the tactical and strategic goals and objectives through the implementation of lean principles of manufacturing, i.e., 6S, 5Why, Kaizan, VSM, etc.
  • Creation of documentation and improvement of manufacturing methods, implementation of capital equipment and advancement of manufacturing technology throughout Operations.
  • Tool selection and procurement.
  • Process plans, tool design, gage planning, and troubleshooting of processes.
  • Cost estimates, time standards, technical support of shop floor.
  • Specification, justification and implementation of capital equipment.
  • Develop floor layouts for existing and future project/processes in AutoCAD.
  • Develop designs for returnable racks, fixtures and tools.
  • Participate and lead root cause analysis of quality and build issues for assigned manufacturing areas of responsibility.
  • Participate in new product launch by working hand in hand with NPD team for all new launches.
  • Plan the sequence of operations and write/maintain Work Center Instructions for each area.
  • Provide make-versus-buy analyses on products and processes.
  • Perform capacity and factory layout analyses to meet business demand.
  • Participate in and conduct Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) On the Fly as required to detect and correct potential safety issues on the shop floor.
  • Audit and approve ECOs for new product and for current product and process.
  • Provide direction and mentoring to the ME and ME interns.





  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering

 Professional experience:

  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in manufacturing preferred
  • 10 years+ experience in manufacturing or related field to qualify for a senior level role
  • Exposure to engineering change order documentation and qualification for operations
  • Knowledge of manufacturing concepts
  • Demonstrate strong abilities in Lean Manufacturing concepts and techniques (Lean tools; Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kaizan, DMAIC, etc.
  • 6 Sigma Green/Black belt certification a plus
  • Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) exposure
  • Strong Experience in CAD/CAM (Desirable UG/NX)
  • Familiar with Team Center
  • Solid Line Balancing/Precision assembly in a manufacturing environment
  • Operations experience a plus
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft, Word & Excel

  Key behaviors:

  • Good analytical skills; should be detail-oriented
  • Ability to adapt & implement modern technology quickly
  • Flexible with hours to support operation and new product launches
  • Strong communication skills (written & verbal) required
  • Strong leadership skills required
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Ability to work in a team and meet deadlines
  • Candidate must be self -directed, a self -starter and be able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior