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Manufacturing Engineer (Continuous Improvement)

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: La Porte
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Howmet Aerospace , headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com . Follow @howmet: Twitter , Instagram , Facebook , LinkedIn and YouTube .Howmet Engine Systems is currently seeking individuals with a continuous improvement mindset and desire to join a thriving manufacturing environment. The Manufacturing Engineer will learn and then apply Lean Manufacturing and other continuous improvement initiatives while supporting a segment of our manufacturing process. Specifically, this position will:

  • Prioritize, guide and facilitate the activities of the manufacturing function to meet organizational goals, initiatives and requirements
  • Partner with hourly operators/area supervisors to develop standard policies, procedures, and practices to ensure customer requirements are embodied in manufacturing processes
  • Audit to ensure adherence to best practice/standard procedures, and define improvement opportunities to practice to gain efficiency/throughput
  • Establish and maintain uniform manufacturing performance metrics and reporting systems
  • Use data to reaffirm existing production goals, or establish new goals, and use shop floor observations to identify actions to achieve said goals
  • Ensure operations metrics are well-known, and track daily progress toward achieving objectives
  • Lead cross-functional continuous improvement initiatives for safety, on-time delivery, production efficiency, and scrap reduction
  • Develop the capabilities of those in the department through teaching, coaching, establishing high standards, and ensuring accountability
  • Exhibit and promote an attitude on the plant floor that leads to an engaged and energized workforce
  • Facilitate improvements in key production bottlenecks.
    Additional job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Drive improvements by developing and implementing systems and procedures based on data analysis
      • Utilize best practice methodologies
      • Perform other work related duties as assigned
      • Participate in, learn, and eventually lead Kaizen events and Kaizen teams.
      • Develop Standard Work and work with teams to "Soak" the standard into the process
      • Drive improvements from data analytics and shop floor observations
        Basic Qualifications:
        • BS in Engineering or Business from an accredited institutionOR
          • 4 years experience in lean/continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.AND
            • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.Preferred Qualifications:
              • Ability to learn lean manufacturing/continuous improvement principles and apply in a manufacturing environment
              • Willingness to develop a strong technical understanding of manufacturing processes
              • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, interpersonal, organizational skills
              • Ability to analyze data in excel
              • Desire to spend time doing observations on the shop floor
              • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred (internship, project, etc.).
              • Good communication skills
              • Strong propensity to learn
              • Solid problem-solving acumen

Keywords: Howmet Aerospace, South Bend , Manufacturing Engineer (Continuous Improvement), Engineering , La Porte, Indiana

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