BTD TOP_Manufacturing Engineer in Clearwater, Minnesota

Description The Manufacturing Engineer, is responsible for optimizing and improving manufacturing operations using engineered solutions, structured problem solving, and Lean methodology.

Key areas of focus include: safety, ergonomics, productivity improvements, set-up reduction, process optimization, cost reduction, and Total Predictive Maintenance (TPM). The Manufacturing Engineer will work collaboratively with Quality, Product Engineers, Supply Chain, Production, and Maintenance to meet short and long term TO Plastics business objectives.

The Manufacturing Engineer will be a critical leader in transforming our Operations into our Best Sales Tool and a model of Operational Excellence.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Model and promote a Culture of Safety throughout the company
  2. Initiate and lead safety, quality, service, and productivity (cost) improvement projects in all aspects of manufacturing
  3. Manage documentation of product cost, quality, process understanding, and specifications
  4. Development and implementation of cross-functional projects, plans, and programs in support of business and strategic plans
  5. Ability to perform root cause analysis and apply systemic problem solving skills
  6. Lead Kaizen improvement events and follow-up activities
  7. Lead and sustain Lean efforts in 6S, set-up reduction, lead time reduction, machine capability, and the reduction of non-value added activities
  8. Support the improvement of manufacturing capability to optimize and minimize investment in inventory
  9. Develop and manage small and large CapEx projects
  10. Support formal stage-gate product development process and successful product launch activities
  11. Provide management and team members concise reports and updates as required on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, & annual basis
  12. Other duties and tasks as determined by TO Plastics leadership


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  2. 2 years’ experience in a related manufacturing environment
  3. 2 years direct involvement and leadership in Lean manufacturing/Continuous Improvement environment
  4. High energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and a drive to succeed
  5. Demonstrated results leading change, optimizing processes, and implementing new programs
  6. Formal training and advanced knowledge of Lean methodologies and Operational Excellence
  7. Evidence of ongoing training as required to keep skills current and relevant
  8. Ability to work in a fast passed environment with multiple priorities
  9. Ability to effectively manage large amounts of data, draw informed fact based conclusions, and make timely decisions
  10. Proficient with CAD drawing using either, SolidWorks, ProEngineer, or Autodesk Inventor
  11. Ability to manage complex programs and use structured problem solving methodologies
  12. Ability to effectively manage, develop, and deliver results with a diverse matrixed team
  13. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  14. Experience working with cross functional teams and communicating with individuals from the production floor to the executive level
  15. Strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  16. Advanced Microsoft Office and other computer application skills
  17. Experience working with ERP systems

Optimal Qualifications:

  1. Previous experience in two or more of the following roles: Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, or similar roles
  2. Previous thermoforming experience
  3. 6 Sigma Green Belt certification
  4. Advanced Business or Technical degree
  5. Effective project management skills with proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget
  6. Ability to understand and apply Lean, analytical, and statistical tools
  7. Excellent communication, problem solving, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills

Requisition Number: 16-0331

Company: T O Plastics

Post Date: 6/16/2016

Title: TOP_Manufacturing Engineer

City: Clearwater

State: MN