Manufacturing Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

Job Description

We are hiring a Manufacturing Engineer to work on-site at Kollmorgen (an Altra company) in Radford, VA.  The Manufacturing Engineer provides first-level technical support to their motors production area and serves as the process expert for associates and supervisory staff in the area. In this capacity they are responsible for maintaining and improving these processes.


Key Responsibilities:


• Identify and propose new and innovative opportunities for waste, labor, and scrap reduction; build thorough business cases for project justification.

• Serve as Manufacturing Engineering consultant to Design Engineering, Marketing and Quality as needed.

• Champion and support Lean principles such as Standard Work, Poke-Yoke, Visual Management, Variation Reduction into daily operations.

• Work across disciplines (design, purchasing, quality) to champion projects or drive issues to resolution.

• Support day-to-day needs of a fast-paced motors production environment.

• Support and advise motors design team on design for manufacturability.

• Create and update work instructions and standard work documentation.

• Work with operators and other engineers to contain and countermeasure process or product failures.

• Train new associates on key process steps, train existing associates on process updates and changes.

• Create or update process routings that accurately capture labor time and process sequence.

• Gather Voice-of-Process data and bring hidden factory to light to identify improvement areas.

• Provide recommendation proposals for capital expenditures and generate Capital Appropriation Request documents for submittal.

Job Requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

 • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

• Self-directed, able to prioritize based on greatest business need.

• Strong problem solver with a passion for problem solving.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Able to read and interpret blue prints and schematics, basic knowledge of GD&T standards.

• Able to use basic mechanical measurement equipment (ie: calipers, micrometers, indicators).

• Able to multi-task; comfortable managing multiple long term projects while still completing the day-to-day actions of the production area.


Desired Skills and Experience:

• 1-5 years manufacturing engineering experience.

• Process automation or machine design experience (PLCs, LabView, other automated controls or languages)

• 3D or 2D modeling (Solidworks, Creo, AutoCAD, etc.)

• Manufacturing project management experience or new product/production cell launch experience.


EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

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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