Senior Manufacturing Engineer (L6)
Daimler Trucks North America - Cleveland, NC

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About Us

Since 1942 Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has irrevocably and profoundly altered the face of North American highways. Today, DTNA and its affiliate, Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), constitute the largest and most diverse company in the North American commercial vehicle market. Our DTNA family includes such iconic heavy- and medium-duty vehicle brands as Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, and Thomas Built Buses. The beauty of DTNA's vehicles isn't just skin deep; we also manufacture Freightliner Custom Chassis, Axle Alliance axles and components, and Detroit Diesel engines to ensure a quality product, through and through.

At DTNA we recognize not only our commitment to our customers, but also our responsibility as a corporate citizen to protect the environment. DTNA has invested aggressively in zero-emission technologies and alternative fuels. Our pursuit of emission-free mobility includes initiatives like BlueTec diesel technology, natural gas drive, electric vehicles, and hybrid technology. Our state-of-the-art Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing (DDR) facilities breathe new life into salvaged engines and components, restoring them to their original condition and functionality. Remanufacturing supports the responsible use of resources and minimizes environmental impact.

Daimler Trucks North America offers challenging and rewarding careers at its locations across North America in the fields of engineering, manufacturing/remanufacturing, sales & marketing, IT, procurement, finance & controlling, accounting, and HR. If you are interested in expanding your professional experience beyond the borders of North America, DTNA's parent company, Daimler AG, provides opportunities for international placements and travel.

Daimler Trucks North America - Where great people do great things!

Job Functions

Evaluate current production processes for improvement opportunities.

Recommend process changes and coordinate the implementation of these changes into production.

Coordination of Capital projects which includes researching vendor sources, request quotations, select vendors, developing justification, writing AFE, set due date, issue requisitions (coordinate with Purchasing), schedule tryouts, trouble shoot and approve equipment.

Analyze area's annual Capital Spending Plan for project feasibility and implement as deemed necessary in regards to SQDCM.

Assist in strategic planning by evaluating processes and identifying potential improvements.

Oversee pre-series and product changeovers in area and report on findings.

Compile, analyze and respond to employee suggestion forms as required. Coordinate implementation of employee suggestions.

Assist with Continuous Improvement plan for Operational Unit.

Attend daily huddles in area pools.

Maintain plant layout for area, develop alternative layout solutions to improve process flow, material presentation, material delivery, etc.

Review production transport, material delivery and storage requirements. Design, specify, order, and coordinate fabrication of required carts, dollies, racks, etc.

Review production tooling and fixture requirements. Design, specify, order, and coordinate fabrication of required tools and fixtures.

Maintain all ISO-9001 related documentation related to Mfg Eng to insure compliance.

Establish and maintain visual management of ongoing (hot) projects. Ensure engineering practices comply with government regualtions and safety standards.

Assist facilities maintenance in troubleshooting/supporting mfg. Assist facilities in supporting robotic and PLC controlled systems.

Review and update preventive maintenance procedures on automated equipment.

Basic Qualifications

BA or BS degree plus 1 year of experience OR an AS degree plus 2 years of experience OR 6 years of Daimler related experience is required. May prefer group lead and supervisory and project lead experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2 years of related experience OR an Associates degree and 4 years of related experience OR 6 years of Daimler related experience is required.

Experience with manufacturing engineering with advanced training and experience in developing, coordinating and implementing advanced manufacturing systems is required.

At least one year of supervisory/project lead/mentorship experience is required.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required.

Additional Information

Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

Daimler Trucks North America and Detroit Diesel Corporation are equal opportunity employers.

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