Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.
Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility: We act on what we know is right
Evolution: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love: We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in
POSITION SUMMARY: The responsibility of the Project Manufacturing Engineer is to identify manufacturing processes (people, equipment, sequence and facility) which lead to improved outcomes in safety, quality, schedule and cost performance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities)
Lives the Vigor Values.
Responsible to help create and maintain a positive, inclusive work environment for all team members.
Accountable to hold themselves to Vigor Values and promote Vigor’s values within leadership and workforce.
Evaluate current procedures, operations sequence, material flow, organizational charts, and project information to baseline current condition. Responsible to identify, through manufacturing principles, specific optimization recommendations in personnel, materials and facilities to result in improved performance outcomes
Responsible to provide technical guidance in manufacturing engineering to improve overall production outcomes.
Coordinate quality control objectives to maximize product reliability, improve safety, manufacturing efficiency, productivity, and minimizing cost.
Review production schedules, engineering specifications, work orders or other related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and activities.
Perform liaison function between Engineering, Project Management, and production operations for improvements and provide input for necessary design changes.
Confer with project Subcontractor design agents and Vigor engineering staff to optimize design for efficiency
Have the ability to estimate production cost and schedule impact of design changes
Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization metrics, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
Responsible to identify, estimate and cause to be included in follow on vessel construction work packages specific improvements with a goal of identifying 15% labor savings from vessel 1 to vessel 2.
Identify improved sequencing of operations to fabricate parts, assemblies, or modules, to improve outcomes.
Develop knowledge of production staff and facility capabilities, and be able to provide analysis into make/buy decision making.
Extensive travel between Seattle and Vancouver, WA sites will be required
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Although there are no direct reports for this position, the candidate shall have the ability to act independently or as part of a team in both office and manufacturing environments. This position will be key member of the production team.
INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS: This position maintains a variety of professional relationships and must be able to determine the appropriate level of communication and interaction for various situations and circumstances. The ability to effectively influence decisions through respectful interactions with others both within the organization and outside of the organization is essential in this role.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Good working knowledge of heavy construction work flow in complex EPC projects, material flow, and production processes. Shipbuilding or marine industry experience preferred.
Detailed and in-depth knowledge of statistical methods/mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, project manning requirements, and production standards. Must have working knowledge of reading and interpreting production drawings and product models.
Must be detail oriented and able to work with extremely tight specifications.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Able to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents.
Have demonstrated experience using AutoCAD design software. Additional experience using Ship Constructor, Solidworks and / or Navisworks would be preferred.
Substantial working knowledge of common Microsoft Office applications, including having the ability to produce reports, spreadsheets, data analysis, metrics, and graphing.
Capable of clear effective communications, creative problem solving, and working well with others of all levels of authority and technical knowledge.
Must be highly organized and have excellent documentation skills.
Ability and willingness to work in both an office and industrial environment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
BA in an engineering discipline or equivalent required.
Bachelors of Science in marine, mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering preferred.
In-depth knowledge of and experience with lean manufacturing principles. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is preferred.
Five (5) years of manufacturing experience required, experience in vessel design and construction preferred.
Experience and familiarity with CFR, Classing Society rules, ABYC, IEEE, and government contracts is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:
Employee must be a “U.S. Person” as defined Code of Federal Regulations, Title 22, Section 120.15
Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity. In total 50% normal office environment and 50% of time spent in production areas in yard. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. The person must be able to climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders; to enter confined areas and tanks; or review work at heights. The incumbent must be able to frequently bend, squat, crawl, twist and may be required to lift up to 50 pounds. He/she may be required to work more than 8-hour with occasional weekend work. There may be local travel and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 20% of the time with notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While in production areas will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training