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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Jobot
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Fast growing organization with tons of career growth!

This Jobot Job is hosted by Brandon Fobert

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Salary $100,000 - $120,000 per year

A Bit About Us

We strive to maintain a lean, world class machining operation

If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you're searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at our organization. Your enterprise mindset and natural inclination to embrace and drive change to deliver beyond expectations will ensure our position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions.

Why join us?

Here, professional growth and rewarding career opportunities are supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people, integrity, and safety. With more than 16,000 employees working together in more than 50 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence as the world leader in delivering pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to our customers across a wide range of industries.

Job Details

We are looking for a Principal level Manufacturing Engineer who can implement manufacturing processes across multiple cells, executes changes to improve products and reduce costs, and review manufacturability of existing and future products. The ideal candidate will drive strategic technology and applications strategy by playing a key role in creating and executing efficient and effective asset utilization, 6 Sigma Quality levels, facility flow in manufacturing facilities that encode world class safety, ergonomics, and optimized automation capability. This role requires critical thinking, personal insight, and high level of cross-functional collaboration to establish objectives and achieve key milestones.

The successful candidate will have a hands-on knowledge of and technical expertise with machining operations and maintenance strategy, tooling specification and development, ferrous/nonferrous material characteristics, CNC programming optimization, Lean/6 Sigma problem solving techniques and applied Lean principles.


  • Diagnoses improvement opportunities, develops and delivers optimum manufacturing methods and capability to the product portfolio
  • Accountable for planning and delivering multiple, often complex, assignments with minimal guidance; and then able to independently evaluate, select, and apply systems engineering, innovative thinking, Lean and 6 Sigma methodology in delivering the required outcome on time, on cost and at the committed level of quality.
  • Develops green and brown field manufacturing systems designs, and product transition planning
  • Leads the execution of product transfers in and out of facilities, including in/outsourcing activities
  • Coordinate machining applications projects with Platform Leadership, Quality, Supply Chain, HSE, and Engineering
  • Acts as a manufacturing subject matter expert (SME) in support of Design to Value and Design for Manufacturability on projects related to cost optimization, process improvement, and new product development
  • Develops manufacturing technology roadmap and prioritizes new technology investment across all Platforms
  • Develops manufacturing maturity model and guides sites through the implementation process
  • Drives best practices in manufacturing within the global standards
  • Aligns manufacturing technology strategies with all operations functions
  • Facilitates and drives in the selection of machinery and methods per global standards
  • Supports product development activities regarding new product and machining process
  • Leads Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) projects in machining disciplines
  • Coordinating/leveraging remote CNC programming support as well as on site
    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelors engineering degree (or equivalent) engineering (preferably Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering major)
    • 10+ years relevant experience within a manufacturing environment, including hands-on experience of machining operations, automation systems maintenance, and tooling applications
    • Experience in developing Lean factory workflows and layouts
    • Experience with Multi-machinery manufacturing methods and materials technology
    • Understanding of Machine/Process Capability as well as the application of Statistical process control
    • Advanced project management tools, methods, and applications
    • Certified in Lean and 6 Sigma proficiency to black belt level (or equivalent)
    • Understanding of CAPEX investment process
    • Proven track record of process and program transformation
    • Ability to travel up to 50%
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Deep subject matter expertise and Operational Machining experience
      • Passion for Lean continuous improvement and driving sustainable change
      • Continuous product and process development capability, along with tools such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Esprit.
      • Strategic thinker and an organized, agile implementer
      • Strong executive presence and communication skills
      • Prior experience with Skill acquisition/development and retention
      • Basic financial/Product cost Knowledge
      • Multi-machinery, automation, and tooling management manufacturing methods
      • Effective oral presentation Skills
      • Fluency in other languages a plus
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