Lean Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description
Description: The Lean Manufacturinig Engineer in Operations is a leadership role within the Heavy Industrial Producing Organization of METTLER TOLEDO (PO-MTMS). This individual will, in concert with others will lead, manage, and supervise production personnel in Welding, Assembly, Fabrication, and Finishing in a two-shift operation. The primary duties are to manage, Productivity, Morale, On Time Delivery, Quality, and our Continuous Improvement initiatives. By doing such, the Engineer in Operations contributes to maximizing cash flow/generation and profitability, thus adding to shareholder value.

Duties: Essential Duties and Responsibilities The primary roles are to coach, train, and lead the production personnel. Unspecified other projects and duties may be assigned. The following duties and responsibilities are representative and inclusive, but not exhaustive. •Eliminating waste and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in areas of quality, 5S, Lean, and Manufacturing competency.

•Resolve problems logically and effectively utilizing the proven tool sets of Lean and MDI.

•Become a Subject Matter Expert in Production Operations/Manufacturing by learning and documenting the processes with a focus on continually improving the activity and its dynamics and relationships.

•Maximize productivity through sound time management practices coupled with sound goal setting •Assist with maintaining and complying with AWS D1.1 and D1.5, ISO certifications and ensure compliance and quality that are essential to our brand.

•Assists with and ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements such as, but not limited to EPA, SWPP SPCC, HazMat, LOTO, and OSHA.

•The Lean Manufacturing Engineer in Operations will be acting as a company leader and representative at all times. This individual will be required to act in the best interest on METTLER TOLEDO while balancing the needs and requirements of the customer at all times.

•Work with and through other department leaders and employees to effectively manage and continuously improve safety and housekeeping.

•Manage vacation time in a manner that the effect on production activities is controlled and/or proactively looking to share resources with other departments when the opportunity presents itself.
•Communicate effectively, honestly, and respectfully with those with whom you interact both internally and externally, in a manner consistent with METTLER TOLEDO Visions and Values.

•Effectively, accurately, and honestly completing and keeping track of time, attendance, and any and all other legally mandated requirements inherent to the position. •The ability to read and interpret blueprints, work orders and instructions and to communicate those requirements to others.

•This individual will be required to work with minimal or no supervision. Ability to communicate, plan, and organize for themselves and others is necessary to complete normal work requirements.

•This individual must be flexible in regard to weekend work scheduling. Every effort will be made to minimize weekend work, but there are times when it will be required by the customer.

•Assist the in scheduling production, keeping up-to-date on trends in the industry, and maximizing fiscal responsibilities in an attempt to make and keep the organization profitable.

•Accept responsibility for making certain that equipment and tools are maintained and operated in accordance to guidelines set forth by Legal entities, manufacturers, and internal requirements.

Qualifications: Qualifications and Competencies To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may be asked, and must be willing to help in other areas within the plant. The individual shall display enthusiasm in their job that translates to a self-starter who can initiate their own projects at times, and work with limited supervision.

Customer Service The Lean Manufacturing Engineer must respond promptly to internal and external customer needs. This person must strive to meet the commitments inherent in the position and better described under the Duties, Responsibilities, and Summary sections, as well as those agreed to during the course of operations. Lean Manufacturing Engineer must perform his or her duties and responsibilities in a manner that supports our commitment to On Time Delivery, and Customer Satisfaction for external customers. The individual must interact positively on a frequent basis, with Assembly, Finishing, Fabrication, Production Leaders, Sr. Leaders, Engineering, customers, and other company representatives and employees, and may at times interact with external vendors concerning components, consumables, and services supplied by third parties.

Education and/or Experience This position has many technical components and the ideal candidate will possess a strong technical and/or engineering background. Practical experience in welding and fabrication is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university in a related degree including (but not limited to) Welding Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering is desired. A Minimum of 3 years experience in a related field or position is desired. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); A minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills We must all treat people with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position and contribute to maintaining a harassment-free environment. We should inspire the trust of others. The individual should focus on avoiding conflict and attempt to tactfully resolve conflicts that do arise. The Lean Manufacturing Engineer should listen to others without interrupting and ask for clarifications as warranted. He or she shall remain open to the ideas of others, encourage suggestions, and support change. The incumbent should speak clearly in positive or negative situations.

Lean Manufacturing Engineer should respond positively to questions and requests as they arise, as well as maintain emotional control. This individual must write clearly and informatively, edit work for spelling and grammar, and use email and phone systems efficiently and ethically. The Lean Manufacturing Engineer should actively participate in meetings as required. He or she must present numerical data effectively. He or she must be capable of reading and interpreting written information. The person should strive to maintain confidentiality on sensitive subjects as they arise throughout the course of the job, as well as those more explicitly outlined in the METTLER TOLEDO Code of Conduct, as well as in the MTMS Employee Handbook.

Equipment/Processes The Lean Manufacturing Engineer checks work and set-ups with tape measures, squares, and related tools. The Engineer is accountable for inspecting and verifying the quality of work performed.

The Lean Manufacturing Engineer may at times operate a variety of equipment to train employees, assist with production, and perform other activities related to manufacturing. The Engineer is accountable for the care and use of personally assigned tools and equipment. Also required is the maintenance and the recording of accurate written records, which includes, but is not limited to, Time and Attendance System, Work Orders, AQDC Boards and documentation, TPM Sheets (Total Preventative Maintenance). Being an Engineer in Operations requires basic reading, math, and knowledge of measurement and the use of measuring devices.

Meeting Commitments We must strive to achieve success in meeting those commitments, which we set, and those that are set for us, as well as those that are inherent in the position we hold. These include, but are not limited to, being at work and on time, performing our tasks efficiently and effectively, maintaining the standards of quality outlined in the Company’s Quality Guidelines, and working safely. Some overtime may be required in this position. We all must prioritize and plan our work activities, as well as develop realistic action plans. We must manage time and resources efficiently and effectively. The incumbent should ensure that is or her work responsibilities are covered when absent by communicating essential or time critical tasks to their leader. He or she should also attempt to identify a potential backup for their position. We must all follow instructions and respond to management direction. We must all accept responsibility for own actions.

Teamwork We should give and welcome feedback, and actively and responsibly participate in the review and evaluation process, as directed or requested. We all must contribute to building a positive team spirit. At times we must put the success of Team above our own interests. We must strive to maintain morale, ours, as well as others. We must be willing to help others, get involved in process improvements and support, and contribute to continuous improvement. With the guidance of our leader, we must establish challenging, yet realistic and achievable objectives. We must all demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles in meeting those objectives.

Mathematical Skills The Lean Manufacturing Engineer in Operations must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to ensure dimensions on products and to determine proper alignment and performance. He or she should possess the ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. At times, the Lean Manufacturing Engineer will be required to do some analysis of Manpower usage/requirements and capacity planning/utilization.

Inventory The Lean Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for assisting in managing the facilities inventory by supporting our inventory control goals and objectives. This is achieved by watching parts stock and alerting others when we are short or overstocked in parts for their operations and area, and also understanding our JIT and Kanban systems and philosophy.

Cost Consciousness Profit is a major component of our daily lives. We must understand how our position affects profit and strive to contribute to maintaining, as well as growing profits and revenue. We all must understand, and manage, as well as conserve organizational resources. We should generate ideas on possible cost saving measures and assist with implementation. We must understand the financial relationships and responsibilities of the position as they relate to established, generally accepted, or practical measurable standard.

Judgment We must display willingness to make timely decisions and exhibit sound and accurate judgment. We must be able to support and explain reasoning for decisions and include the appropriate people in the decision making process. We must display a willingness to learn from mistakes and communicate with the proper area when mistakes are identified.

Quantity/Quality Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Look for ways to improve and promote quality. Meet productivity standards and strive to increase productivity. Strive to satisfy our customer’s expectations and live up to the message of our brand.

Safety and Security Observe safety and security procedures. Report potentially unsafe conditions. Use equipment and materials properly. Practice sound housekeeping. All must be proactively involved and committed to a safe workplace. We must adhere to and comply with C-TPAT regulations.

Initiative/Innovation Volunteer readily, and undertake self- development activities. Seek increased responsibilities, as well as look for and take advantage of opportunities. Ask for and offers help when needed. Strive to display original thinking and creativity. Meet challenges with resourcefulness. Strive to generate suggestions forimproving work. We must develop innovative approaches and ideas. We must present ideas and information in a manner that gets the attention of others.

Reasoning Ability The Lean Manufacturing Engineer should possess the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed,and involved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations is necessary in this job.

Computer Skills The Lean Manufacturing Engineeer must utilize and learn computer skills involving the 4th Shift MRP program, SAP and Microsoft Office (Email, spreadsheets, MS-Word). Certificates, Licenses, Registrations D1.1 and D1.5 welding certifications are required. METTLER-TOLEDO, an Equal Opportunity Employer, understands and values diversity in the workplace.


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