Assembly Engineer
BTD - Lakeville, MN

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Summary: Develops and implements Assembly processes. Implements the assembly plan and related processing of products in accordance with plan laid out by process engineer. Analyzes current assembly methods (resources, tooling, equipment) in order to implement improvements that positively impact current product quality, safety, and cost of manufacturing. Communicates all improvements made to ensure future estimates and processing plans of current product are accurate. Monitors and ensures first time runs are capable.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2)Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3)Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:
1. Ensures all assembly processes are compliant with BTD safety standards.
2. Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining assembly processes.
3. Is a resource for all BTD locations, in regards to Assembly projects.
4. Participates in design review process to ensure manufacturability of new products; to review prints, customer specifications, and solid model if provided.
5. Assists Process Engineer with assembly estimates; responsible for the execution of the manufacturing plan provided by the process engineer; communicates any possible improvements that can be made to the plan.
6. Writes setup and operator instructions in accordance with the processing plan.
7. Ensures tooling, fixtures, packaging and CNC programs are available for planned first run and provides oversight on the shop floor during the first run process.
8. Assists the shop floor with day to day manufacturing issues pertaining to Assembly.
9. Leads or participates in root cause identification and corrective actions to resolve issues involving noncompliant product or material.
10. Recommends and implements ideas to reduce variation, improve efficiency and reduce costs by improving tooling, processing, and equipment use consistent with lean manufacturing practices; communicates these improvements to process engineering.
11. Analyzes, calculates payback and recommends equipment for the Assembly of products.
12. Complies with BTD’s management system and processes.
13. Contributes to the creation of the process flow diagram, PFMEA, and control plan as required for PPAP submission.
14. Performs other work-related duties as requested.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Graduation from high school or equivalent and two or four year technical college or university with degree or certificate in a technical field with a minimum two (2) years directly related experience; six (6) years directly related experience may substitute for advanced degree. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

Experience and Skills Required: At least two years of recent Assembly experience (directly related to the essential functions listed above) in the metal manufacturing industry. Experience in a similar industry with similar processes may substitute, which include the following skills and abilities:
1. Ability to effectively communicate with computer, phone, drawings, speaking and written skills.
2. Strong working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used to manufacture, assemble and distribute BTD product.
3. Ability to read, interpret and understand the use of production blueprints and specifications.
4. Ability to apply Lean concepts and principles to solve problems and improve processes.
5. Ability to convert manufacturing processing plans into action; provide implementation of planned processing.
6. Can provide, communicate and implement ideas that improve safety, quality, delivery and cost in part processing.
7. Ability to adhere to BTD’s employee safety manual.
8. Ability to establish, encourage and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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