Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Full Time)

  • Company:Piper Aircraft
  • Employment type:Full time
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Perform problem solving processes and design functions for all areas of manufacturing.Research equipment purchasing and interface with vendors.Act as liaison between design and manufacturing related departments. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research, justify, select, and purchase capital equipment and/or processes.
Learn to operate capital equipment purchased.
Troubleshoot material and manufacturing problems.
Optimize work sequencing and workflow through machines/work centers.
Determine “make versus buy” decisions changing production methods to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Coordinate outsourcing of parts.
Conceptualize tooling and fabrication designs.
Develop and issue Manufacturing Engineering policies and procedures.
Keep abreast of latest technologies in Manufacturing Engineering.
Provide budgeting information and project updates/status to management.
Utilize computer aided design (CAD) for layouts and line flow.
Coordinate implementation of approved facility changes with Manufacturing, Facilities, Production Control, Quality Assurance, and Management.
Conduct workflow, capacity, quantitative, and throughput analyses.
Conduct cost analysis as required.
Prepare and maintain various charts.
Interface with machine operators, middle and upper management, and vendors.
Promote and apply Lean Tools (5S, Kaizen, Root Cause Analysis); monitor effectiveness.
Participate and/or Facilitate Kaizen events and train others on how to facilitate them.
Measure Lean implementations results.
Execute and promote problem solving to all levels of the organization.
Train and coach plant staff in Lean tools and implementation.
Perform other related duties as required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.May be required to train and assist other employees.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Avionics, or Manufacturing Engineering and seven years' engineering experience, preferably in aircraft manufacturing, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer aided drafting (CAD), Unigraphics II, Microsoft Project and Office computer program literacy, and experience using calipers, micrometers, and measuring equipment are required to perform the duties of this position. LANGUAGE SKILLS:

The employee must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and frequently required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Requires moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting and/or moving light to moderately heavy weight material.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to an office environment and to a manufacturing environment with elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, chemicals, or some element present which makes conditions less desirable than usually found in an office.

Travel and overtime are required when necessary.

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