Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description
Job Description Summary

Technical professional who develops and improves business processes to increase efficiency through constraint analysis, improve quality, and boost profits of the organization in the manufacturing sector. This position is responsible for providing the overall process design and suggest measures for improvement of manufacturing, thereby increasing productivity and improving manufacturing costs.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in a bus assembly plant
Conducts constraint analysis and implements improvements to alleviate prioritized constraints in manufacturing processes

Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards

Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency

Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods

Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards

Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions

Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes

Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

Expert level of understanding of lean manufacturing concepts and extreme willingness to learn

Work with equipment designers and manufacturing officers to develop a cost-effective and working production process of the new product

Set detailed specifications and implement production plans

Oversee process design projects and make sure the projects are completed on time

Research and purchase new manufacturing technology, work in collaboration with the engineering department to better production equipment functionality


Qualifications, Education, and Experience

Engineering degree and at least 5 years work experience in automotive manufacturing environment.

Green Belt/ Black Belt certification preferred.

Design for manufacturing experience required.

GD&T knowledge required.

Process design & layout.

Knowledge of basic Hydraulic, Pneumatic, electro-mechanical systems required.

Knowledge of APQP, PFMEA, Process Flow, Control Plan.

Knowledge of welding processes a plus.

Knowledge of ISO/ TS required.

Company

Proterra

Job Code

State or Province

South Carolina

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