Manufacturing Engineer I


SUMMARY

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods.

Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

Estimates production times and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

Ability to understand concepts of CAD and CAM. Background in SDRC, Solidworks, and/or D.P. Esprit is a plus.

Input and correct information concerning routings into company database.

Analyzes drawings, sketches, and design data of part to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selection of cutting tools, and machine speeds and feed rates.

Determines reference points and direction of machine cutting paths.

Must be able to perform duties on a project team and report results to team leader.

Understands lean manufacturing principles. Critical lean principles are, value stream map creation (present and future states), 5S, and Kaizen events.

Computes angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures, and outlines sequence of operations required to machine part.

Prepares geometric layout on graph paper or using computer-assisted manufacturing software to show location of reference points and direction of cutting paths.

Writes instruction sheets and cutter lists to guide setup and operation of machine.

Writes program of machine instructions in symbolic language to encode numerical control tape or direct numerical control database to regulate movement of machine along cutting path.

Compares encoded tape or computer printout with original program sheet to assure accuracy of machine instructions.

Revises program to eliminate instruction errors or omissions.

Observes operation of machine on trial run to prove taped or programmed instructions.

Can handle small projects.

Input and correct information concerning routings into company database.

Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of this position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. During the course of normal duties, this person will have a high to moderate level of supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.   Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule 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 regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.