- Investigates process and manufacturing problems during assembly, brazing, high vacuum processing, and test operations, and implements corrective actions.
- Improves and streamlines processes by improving yields, eliminating waste, and implementing cost saving ideas.
- Conducts failure analyses as required, performs root cause analysis, and initiates appropriate corrective action and process controls to prevent recurrence of failures.
- Creates and modifies work instructions as necessary to document critical to quality process characteristics and establish appropriate process controls. Trains production operators as required.
- Designs a variety of tools, jigs and fixtures that will assist in increasing production efficiency.
- Interacts with Design Engineering to ensure effective transitions to manufacturing of new products.
- Handles multiple projects. Performs any and all required coordination with other operations to ensure that schedules are met, quality is maintained, and manufacturing costs are minimized.
- Ensures a safe work environment by monitoring near misses and accident investigations to prevent recurrence.
- Performs other related duties of comparable complexity as directed.
- Requires a B.S. degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Process/Electro-Mechanical Engineering
- A minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment.
- Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing training and experience in implementing practices.
- Proven experience in solving manufacturing problems utilizing Six Sigma methodologies.
- Experience taking a “hands-on” approach to engineering.
- Working knowledge of process tracking metrics is required.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong judgment and decision making skills.
- Green or Black Belt certification in Six Sigma methodologies is a plus.
- Experience with high temperature furnace brazing or high vacuum processing is a plus.