- Lean Manufacturing
- Microsoft Excel
- Communication Skills
- Database Development
The Industrial Engineer is responsible for the implementation of continuous improvement principles and techniques throughout Weatherby manufacturing operations to achieve objectives and continuous improvement of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish work methods cell designs and work schedules to achieve optimal utilization of production facilities and labor.
Develop effective cell designs, operator standard work and work instructions to optimize labor contents and flow.
Design, implement and maintain a Kanban material flow system through production processes that achieves customer demand through the most efficient use of labor, equipment and inventory.
Facilitate Kaizen workshops of cross functional team to implement targeted improvements.
Support the development of visual management systems that monitor Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost metrics and drive necessary action for continuous improvement.
Perform manufacturing cell capacity analysis and labor planning that generates solutions to achieve customer demand.
Schedule production as required by the Production Manager and VP of Manufacturing.
Develop optimal floor layout to improve the flow of material through production processes and inventory locations. Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency, using CAD.
Promote a team atmosphere of employee involvement through mentoring, education and participation in continuous improvement.
Design and develop new tooling, equipment, or automation to improve production processes.
Develop and maintain product labor standards and support cost accounting activity.
Provide oversight of capital investment projects including but not limited to new / replacement equipment procurement and installation, building renovations or additions, process improvements, and process routing due to new product implementation throughout facility.
Work closely with manufacturing, Design Engineering, and Quality Control to resolve technical problems, analyze manufacturing capability, and recommend and implement manufacturing changes when necessary.
Train and mentor supervisors, CI, process and project engineers in lean manufacturing and quality system concepts, helping them to understand, embrace, and utilize those skills.
Facilitate the implementation and support proper work place organization (5S) and implement a World Class manufacturing environment.
Maintain and develop Environmental, Safety Training, Emergency Response, Ergonomics and other programs.
Creating and Maintaining Bills of Materials (BOM's), Routers and Time Standards for all products produced.
Managing projects assigned to support other business segments.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties as assigned
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.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or other related discipline required.
Experience in a fast paced, lean manufacturing environment
Experience in a manufacturing environment applying Lean principles and tools such as: Kaizen facilitation, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, Kanban, Visual Management, Quick Changeover, Standard Work.
Ability to perform complex problem solving utilizing the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology.
Ability to interpret product specifications including GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).
Familiar with statistical quality control methods
Must have strong analytical, statistical and critical thinking skills.
Experience in Industrial Engineering Principles such as work measurement, methods engineering, and workplace design.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD software
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Suite, specifically advanced Excel database development
Experience in applying ergonomics principles to workplace design.
Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork.
Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and production.
Work independently and possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MEASURES
Meet objective goals assigned by VP of Manufacturing during bi-annual performance coaching.
Meet Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost targets in Mark V, Custom Shop, Vanguard, Ammunition, Stock Dipping and Machining departments.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to acknowledge:
Working expectations: list such as stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will be subject to prolonged standing. The employee must be able to manipulate and assemble small parts.
Specific vision abilities: list such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Weight requirement: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 56 pounds and push/pull up to 52 pounds.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS 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 not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position generally operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment including computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets. While performing the duties of this job, this position may be exposed to the manufacturing environment and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in this work environment can be loud.