Manufacturing Engineer (automotive!) in Independence at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is a very well established high volume manufacturer of automotive components, looking for a manufacturing engineer with a strong background in lean manufacturing-This company manufactures both OEM AND automotive aftermarket, so they do well in both good economies and poor economies, so there is great job security!-They are located in a very affordable part of Kansas that is a terrific place to raise a family!

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

This position will be heavily involved in leading Lean Manufacturing activities.  Activities to include participating in and leading Kaizen events, pull systems, cell layout, 5S, standard work, and work loading charts to maximize the efficient use of labor, material and machines.  Our products include various electro-mechanical assemblies including Throttle Position Sensors, Canister Vent and Purge Valves, Electro-mechanical Voltage Regulators, and Knock Sensors.   

Other essential duties and responsibilities:    Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.  Provide manufacturing engineering support for new equipment justification and implementation.  Provide manufacturing engineering support for material management and continuous improvement initiatives as well as availability to production floor in resolving day-to-day issues that may develop. 

REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE

Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.  Experience within an automotive manufacturing environment a plus.

Candidate should possess analytical, interpersonal, communication skills along with strong PC skills.  Must be self-motivated, must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage difficult situations, and be able to balance team and individual responsibilities.