Continues Improvement Engineer

Jonesville, MI 49250

Posted: 03/02/2021 Job Number: 15764318

Job Description

ITS has a client in the Hillsdale area seeking a Continuous Improvement Engineer.  This is a direct hire role with full benefits including 401k.
Required Education and Experience:
  • 5 years' experience in manufacturing/welding and tooling
  • 3 years project management experience
  • P. Eng designation is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge in lean manufacturing tools;  Kaizen,  5S,  Kanban, etc.
  • Strong management skills in time, projects, and personnel supervision
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of CAD software (AutoCAD, & Solidworks)

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for execution of corporate guidelines in all aspects of manufacturing
  • Plan, coordinate, lead and participate with various multi-disciplined teams addressing objectives associated with the manufacturing and assembly process, productivity, volume outputs, scrap and rework, quality, safety, and delivery commitments to optimize a profitable operation
  • Train manufacturing operations in corporate protocols ensuring optimal results
  • Lead Continuous improvement projects following lean manufacturing tools
    • Training of employees from upper management to operator on lean manufacturing methodology and culture
    • Systematically identify and eliminate waste on manufacturing floor
    • Push to implement innovative and creative new ideas and methods in Process improvement s and Organization
    • Measuring and improving machine and operator efficiencies
    • Assess and implement projects in relation to current or future product planning
    • Draft and design layout of equipment and materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency
    • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities
    • Requisition tooling, capital and tryout material for projects
    • Develop manufacturing methods, labour utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization
    • Advise management and user personnel in development of production and design standards
    • Study operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities. Value analysis and value engineering ideas
    • Use statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish productivity objectives
  • Participate in the development of in house manufacturing processes, equipment, fixtures and tooling
  • Develop and provide guidance to error proof all aspects of the manufacturing and operational process
  • Conduct studies and implement project plans to improve production efficiencies, cost reductions and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Ensure manufacturing and assembly processes comply with pertinent health, safety and environmental legislation, practices and procedures
  • Supports in the development of Process flow charts, Control Plans, PFMEA, DFMEA and Prototype builds
  • Support in the development of Preventative Maintenance Program for all manufacturing process equipment
  • Trouble shoot process/equipment related issues and fine tune process to eliminate process-induced defects
  • Review processing methods and provide continuous development of manufacturing techniques that will improve in house capabilities

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