Manufacturing Engineer II

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Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.,
Waterloo, United States

Phone: 3192346201
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Manufacturing Engineer II


New Hampton, IA 

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Job Description:

Manufacturing Engineer

New Hampton, IA

Salary: DOE

Our New Hampton, IA manufacturing client is looking to hire a Manufacturing Engineer. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting operations on the production floor.  This includes initiating, leading and actively participating in safety, quality, and profitability improvement initiatives.  The manufacturing engineer manages projects, leads cross-functional teams, and designs improved fixtures, tools, jigs, work instructions, training, and process flow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily support to production staff by answering questions, assisting with problem resolution and providing them with the knowledge necessary for them to be successful in their jobs.
  • Measures the performance of the facility regarding quality, production performance and drives the corrective actions needed to meet the stated objectives.  Supports and drives continuous improvement process.
  • Uses data and shop floor feedback to improve fixtures, tools, cell layout, and work instructions.
  • Uses Lean-manufacturing techniques in all aspects of their job to improve products and processes.
  • Works with production employees to monitor processes and identify areas for improvement. Leads tool modification/repair requests with customers and maintenance.
  • Assists production team in identifying and defining areas for training improvement.
  • After a new process is developed, trains the production staff to perform the process in the exact order and fashion it was developed for standardization.  The hands-on training includes written instructions and color photos for the employees’ use.  Measures effectiveness of training by monitoring quality and production efficiency.
  • Works directly with the customer and the account manager to analyze, quote, and implement engineering change orders.

Job Qualifications:

  • Required: Associates or bachelor’s Degree in manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or equivalent.
  • Certifications: Six Sigma desirable
  • Five (5) years Manufacturing Engineering. Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and ISO experience desirable.
  • Proven ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.  Ability to design fixtures and determine effective, safe-manufacturing processes.  Ability to apply statistical techniques to the workplace. 
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • CNC programming is desired.