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Manufacturing Engineer

Walled Lake, MI 48390

Posted: 07/03/2024 Job Category: Other Job Number: 19313

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer
Direct Hire

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for understanding, defining, documenting, and optimizing processes and process parameters for product as well as ensuring manufacturing equipment complies with safety standards. The Manufacturing Engineer will work cross functionally with the internal teams including Sales, R&D, Production, Quality, Plant Engineer, Maintenance, and Customer Service. This position requires a forward thinking and creative individual who can think outside of the box, see the big pictures, and outline the tactical steps needed to achieve the desired result.

The Manufacturing Engineer will also have some project management responsibilities including performing calculations for volumes of needed materials, coordinating material delivery for specific production runs, and compiling trial quotes. Manufacturing Engineer will need to communicate and collaborate with R&D, Production, and Quality while interfacing with Customers and ensuring timely production

Position Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate, define, and document existing manufacturing processes and workflows
  • Perform continuous risk assessment and cost reduction exercises to define and improve manufacturing processes
  • Assist in development of processes for new products
  • Troubleshoot and optimize manufacturing processes to improve efficiency
  • Create work instructions for changeovers and manufacturing
  • Communicate with and educate operators to improve and define manufacturing processes
  • Ensure QMS system is maintained and up to date
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Work with Plant Engineer, Maintenance, and vendors on projects
  • Assist with installation of new equipment
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:
  • BS in Engineering – Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Chemical
  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Technical knowledge of Pumps, Mixing Equipment, Filtration (polish filtration)
  • Extensive knowledge of Production Principles and Techniques
  • Knowledge of Industrial Electronics
  • Proficiency using MS Office and MS Project
  • Proficiency using SolidWorks, AutoCAD, data analysis programs, and/or related software

Education and Experience Preferences:
  • Experience with Chemical Handling or Thermal Drying
  • Experience with web handling and roll to roll coating (of papers films, or foils) Glass Manufacturing or float glass manufacturing
  • Experience with LEAN manufacturing (ideally a SS Green Belt)
  • Project Management

Key Traits:
  • Exceptional communication skills; verbal and written
  • Strong analytical capabilities and computer skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, manage their time, and operate with a sense of urgency
  • Hands-on, driven, self-starter who will successfully operate with minimal direction
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with manufacturing process or equipment
  • Highly detail oriented

Location:             Walled Lake, MI | Fully Onsite



Meet Your Recruiter

Karen Kersten
Sr. Technical Recruiter

As a 25-year veteran of Technical Recruiting, I have one top priority: keeping you informed. I believe in being transparent and straightforward with you so that every interaction is comfortable and easy – together, we’ll get you the information and opportunities you need. Let’s have a conversation!
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