Manufacturing Engineer - Contract
KINZE Manufacturing - Williamsburg, IA

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Use critical thinking skills to troubleshoot problems, find root causes, and develop and implement corrective actions.

Initiate Engineering Change Requests and oversee their completion.

Review and maintain production labor standards.

Develop/modify work instructions based on product and process changes.

Identify and implement process improvements.

New Product Development:
Develop and implement Manufacturing Plans

Proactively participate in product design reviews to ensure parts and products are designed for manufacturability

Lead 3P Events.

Design and implement tooling and fixturing

Design and implement processes throughout manufacturing

Conduct Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)

Conduct manufacturing print reviews

Initiate and conduct manufacturing safety reviews

Provide appropriate information and assistance in costing activities

Conduct pilot and pre-production manufacturing activities

Lean Manufacturing Implementation:
Conduct and participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) events

Assist in developing and maintaining Value Stream Maps.

Oversee the implementation of the transition plans from current to future state

Assist in driving lean activities such as Employee Suggestions and Lean Training.

Capital Project Planning and Execution:
Directly oversee the investigation, written recommendations and implementation of all new equipment and facilities projects that affect manufacturing

Recommend new equipment to support process improvement, capacity needs, or new product introduction.

Recommend and coordinate layout changes to facilitate new processes.

Required Skills

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, 3D Modeling, and CAD software with MRP Systems experience. Must possess Lean Manufacturing knowledge and be familiar with OSHA/Industrial safety requirements. Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communications skills, blue print reading skills, and strong problem solving and critical thinking skills are required. Must work well in cross functional groups with understanding of quality systems and process control.

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Operations Management, or equivalent

3-5 Years experience in a similar manufacturing role (fabrication, welding, assembly, finishing)

Required Experience

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