Responsible for the successful outcome of the development and implementation of the complete part-specific process by effectively translating the customer’s requirements to the company and suppliers, and adhering to the Quality Management System, all applicable regulations and Lean Manufacturing principles.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages all aspects of the part-specific process, to include resource planning, project timelines and establishing priorities, to ensure customer requirements and quoted standards are met.
Evaluates and improves process documentation protocols for engineering and manufacturing, as well as creates, updates and maintains the item masters, bills of material, and routers, etc.
Reviews requests for quotes (RFQs) and helps determine feasibility of project, estimates labor and related costs, and prepares formal quotes for submission to customers.
Teams with customer to review designs for manufacturability and to understand functionality of the part and its features, adds specifications as needed, and verifies GD&T was properly applied.
Clarifies, confirms, and correlates acceptance criteria with customer, company and suppliers.
Develops manufacturing methods for new and existing projects by reviewing customer specifications and quality agreements, adhering to all applicable requirements, and effectively translating them into instructions.
Performs initial sourcing and qualifies suppliers from a technical perspective, as well as effectively communicates the customer requirements through training and auditing of the supplier’s performance on a regular basis.
Ensures product quality through the development and implementation of complete quality plans including CMM programming, gage design and procurement, and inspection plans.
Coordinates and/or performs validation activities (IQ, OQ, PQ) designed to qualify the equipment and the process as required.
Teams with the CNC Engineer to design work-holding devices and tooling as needed to ensure desired outcome.
Investigates root cause of customer and/or supplier rejections and internal quality failures, dispositions non-conforming parts, recommends and implements effective corrective action as required and provides accurate and timely responses to customers.
Determines the impact of ECNs on bills of material, routing and spares, and coordinates any change.
Leads the post-production review and evaluation of the part-specific process, including equipment performance and product quality, recommends improvements and coordinates their implementation.
Provides direction and on-the-job training to engineering and production associates regarding manufacturing methods and practices, as well as recommends, develops, and implements complete training programs, including materials and assessments.
Champions lean manufacturing principles by encouraging lean thinking in all aspects of development and production, as well as conducting and/or coordinating training and implementation with managers and associates.
Understands and complies with company policies, safety guidelines, quality system procedures and housekeeping standards.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or Manufacturing Engineer Certification and 5-7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.