Responsible for developing and improving efficient, production processes and methods from parts receiving, through welding, paint, assembly, to finished goods at the warehouse or shipping. Establish time standards in direct labor departments consistent with required level of output. Plans equipment to meet these requirements. Coordinates projects to meet time schedules. Reduce total cycle time and lead time through the value stream.
Establishes and maintains engineered time standards for direct labor operations.
Establishes methods and processes for assembly, welding, paint line and related material handling.
Recommends capital equipment and prepares capital expenditure requisitions.
Supervises the installation of equipment, methods and processes as related to accomplishment of goals.
Works with department supervisors in implementing new methods and processes.
Assists in training lead persons on the application of technical engineering methods.
Acts as liaison with engineering regarding engineering problems pertaining to the manufacture of products.
Makes recommendations for solving problems in safety, quality, or production.
Coordinates projects using in-house resources and outside resources to meet project costs and time schedules.
Must be familiar with OSHA requirements and recommends correction action to assure that OSHA standards are met.
Implements proper ergonomics in work station setup, processes, tooling and safety equipment.
Conducts ergonomic audits during production and setups.
Assists new products/models run.
Identify and apply Lean methodologies to ensure processes are scientifically controlled and continuously improved.
Provides technical support for supervisory to ensure welders’ compliance with established welding procedures, specifications and standards
Develops new and maintains existing welding methods for manual and robotic applications
Develops and programs robotic welding and process/material flow for production parts.
Troubleshoots daily problems, safety, quality and productivity issues in welding
Able to adjust work hours to accommodate special projects/events.
Microsoft software, SAP or equivalent knowledge. Good interpersonal skills and works well with all employees. CAD/CAM drawing experience and or training (PRO-E, etc.). Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Experience with MIG welding and knowledge of AWS, ASME codes. Working knowledge of materials and welding process applications and experience with weld tooling/fixture, tolerancing and quality control. Problem solving skills in manual and robotic welding. Must be a team player.
BSME or BSIE (or equivalent) and 2 - 5 years of experience in manufacturing systems, equipment, processes, tooling, work measurement, lean manufacturing concept, and project management preferred. One (1) to five (5) years of experience in the operation and programming of FANUC welding robotics systems preferred, but not required. Experience in welding engineering and welding manufacturing technology.
The Toro Company - 18 months ago