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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Bristol
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


The Manufacturing Engineer position is responsible for optimizing manufacturing and troubleshooting production problems, planning, and designing manufacturing plant floor layouts to properly locate and co-ordinate equipment and material for efficient production. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to; preparing time studies, project planning/management, including managing budgets, supporting Production, developing, and maintaining systems needed to drive continuous improvement in areas of cost, quality, safety, lead time and use of working capital.

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  • Evaluate tools and equipment process options that will reduce cost in the operation
  • Seek approval for investments in machinery and equipment that will improve manufacturing / assembly operations
  • Produce engineering drawings for and design fixturing / tooling
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles such as visual controls, pull inventory systems within a process, workplace organization and continuous improvement
  • Provide manufacturing technical support for production operations, which includes tooling, fixturing and process troubleshooting utilizing existing systems and procedures, as well as investigate new technologies, methods, and processes to improve existing operations
  • Monitor and correct safety / ergonomic issues
  • Support the CI (Continuous Improvement) team to develop and organize lean events
  • Actively participate in the WOW (War On Waste) team or program and assist in the implementation of WOW events
  • Support the NPI (New Product Introduction) process; evaluating new projects for tooling and equipment needs
  • Drive continuous improvement and eliminate waste in all manufacturing facilities
  • Aid in workstation load balancing for all manufacturing areas
  • Verify, review, and implement torque specifications as well as high risk part specifications
  • Track welder certifications and make necessary adjustments based on requirements
  • Investigate problems, determine root cause, and implement corrective and preventative actions by communicating with and assisting cross-functional teams (quality, engineering, production, materials, purchasing, etcetera) to resolve issues
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, participate in educational programs, attend workshops, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing field
  • Knowledge of SPS and core procedures
  • Other tasks as assigned

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical / Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering or related field
    • Up to 5 years related experience;
    • Experience with working a low volume/high variation manufacturing operation preferred
    • Ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, manage, and maintain budgets
    • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize work and stay on task
    • Innovative team player
    • Intermediate computer skills are required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint) and computer aided design systems (SolidWorks and AutoCAD preferred)
    • Good hands-on engineering skills and ability to work on production equipment
    • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
    • Ability to work with some direction and be effective in a fast-paced environment while being versatile, flexible, and willing to work within constantly changing priorities
    • Able to:
      • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
      • Understand safety requirements and cautions
      • Strong:
        • Communication skills, verbal and written
        • Interpersonal skills
        • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
          About The Shyft Group

          The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) is North America's leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for the commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle markets.

          The Shyft Group and our brands are as driven as our associates. Every person behind our badge is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Across eight go-to-market brands, in ten states and two countries, we have over 3,000 dedicated employees working as one to lead with innovation, ingenuity, and a dedication to quality craftsmanship.

          The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. Our name and renewed focus reflect the action, speed, and agility we offer the commercial vehicle industry through our growing roster of brands Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag, Strobes-R-Us, Spartan RV Chassis, and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing.Required
          Job Industries
          • Customer Service

Keywords: The Shyft Group, South Bend , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Bristol, Indiana

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