Manufacturing Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Description

Drives process improvements, fixture design and build, design for manufacturability, technology implementation and new product integration. Responsibilities related to new product integration include participating in design reviews, determining accurate production times, reviewing and developing product routings, schedules and structure, and determining equipment and tooling needs.

Recommends and implements engineering changes to existing products including modifying work instruction and routing, assisting Team Leads’ in the development of standard work and job instruction, determining equipment and tooling needs and availability, and suggesting design for manufacturability changes.

Evaluates and improves the manufacturing process by identifying process, tooling and autonomation opportunities, mistake proofing and eliminating waste.

Utilizes structured problem solving and root cause identification to resolve manufacturing issues, implementing solutions systemically where appropriate.

Works with the Value Stream Manager to institute cellularization and one-piece flow, reduce set-up and changeover times, implement visual management and workplace organization and orderliness.

Works cross-functionally with vendors, planning, materials and procurement, design engineering, quality engineering, and operations on improvement and cost reduction strategies.

Investigates new capital equipment needs and advises purchase through thoroughly collected and analyzed evidence as well as ROI.

Uses project management and technical skills to take a leading role in the further establishment of creating an environment for continuous improvement and positive change.

Job Requirements

Understanding of Lean Principles as put forth by the Altra Business System. Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university with a concentration in manufacturing / tooling; with three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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