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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

The purpose of this position is to perform methods process implementation, training, and supply technical engineering support, as well as, determine and implement appropriate manpower levels and placement, process methods and standards and to resolve and implement change in support of daily manufacturing goals for the New River Valley production facility.
Core Responsibilities:
  • Trail, establish, and supply technical engineering support for new process trials and current production product
  • Establishes and maintains the optimum production methods, standards, tooling and equipment for all assigned products and processes
  • Promotes manufacturing safety and efficiency through implementation of method/process change, ergonomic application and safety awareness
  • Collaborates with the materials organization on defining and refining material organization and placement using Lean Principles
  • Coordinates the introduction of new product and parts changes in area of responsibility, balancing work timing, processes and manpower requirements
  • Collaborates with cross functional groups in Engineering and Materials in developing performing manufacturing design reviews, and processing design development and prototype builds
  • Identifies and implements methods, processes, and equipment using Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Uses lessons learned to develop processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency in area of responsibility
  • Implements and applies engineering standards and procedures in compliance with plant practices and policies
  • Analyzes and continuously evaluates and improves assembly efficiency through observation, investigation and critical problem solving
  • Identifies opportunities for cost and manpower reductions through assembly configuration and improvement
  • Establishes and maintains accurate production standards using predetermined time tools (MCTM or MOST)
  • Train, support and mentor NRV Manufacturing Engineers, as requested
  • Manage and implement engineering programs as required
  • Persuasively interfaces with plant personnel to accomplish timing, manpower and production goals
Required Competencies:
  • Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished trust in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain
  • Learning-On-The-Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything
  • Peer Relationship: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Self-Development: Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits
  • Standing Alone: Will stand up and be counted; doesn't shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment
  • Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge - like Internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars
Additional Required Competencies:
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings
  • Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Informing: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information
  • Intellectual Horsepower: Is bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people - up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably
  • Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner
  • Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Time Management: Use his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities
  • Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect
Minimum Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering


Minimum Years of Experience Required:
  • 5 Years of Manufacturing Experience or Equivalent with a focus on engineering and production
Other Requirements:
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and CAD

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