PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. 5 years manufacturing experience in a related discipline and previous experience in a manufacturing environment combined with a good understanding of the product engineering discipline is desired.
PRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is responsible to work effectively with internal and external customers and suppliers. Preliminarily working with Manufacturing, Product Design, Quality, Purchasing, equipment suppliers, component suppliers and end users to ensure products are manufactured with the most cost-effective methods at the highest quality.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Monitor and perform process development to assure product quality, timely deliveries, continuing cost effectiveness and profitability. 2. Develop and execute new manufacturing plans and methods, process and tool engineering, and maintenance techniques to maximize productivity, lower costs, and provide high quality. 3. Determine capital equipment needs, recommending purchase of proper equipment, and supervising installation and debugging of equipment to ensure ontime delivery of cost effective equipment meeting specification and capability requirements. 4. Evaluate new product designs, working closely with Product Engineering, to insure optimum manufacturing capabilities utilizing Continuous Improvement and designs for manufacturability. 5. Validate production processes using statistical methods to provide world class manufacturing capabilities and maximum effectiveness of equipment. 6. Prepare and present project reports, test reports, status and monthly activity reports, and manufacturing studies to keep supervisor fully aware of activities and progress. 7. Create process documentation, operational work instructions and other supporting documentation as required to support Hilites operations and the customers needs. 8. Establish and maintain engineering standards, records and systems to allow proper design, improvement, and maintenance of manufacturing equipment. 9. Interface with customer engineering departments to ensure that Hilites products and processes exceed customer requirements. 10. Support and input information for PPAP requirements as required for changes and launches. 11. Perform other duties as assigned or required by Management.
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