The Manufacturing Engineer/Advance Manufacturing Engineer leads the work related to development of new manufacturing processes at Cosma Casting Michigan. The engineer will develop concepts that include specification of equipment and make recommendations for the technical selection of purchased equipment. They will manage the build, delivery, installation of equipment to ensure the equipment is commissioned on-time and under budget. The Manufacturing Engineer/Advance Manufacturing Engineer also ensures the equipment performs reliably. Manufacturing Engineers/Advance Manufacturing will employ lean manufacturing principles to optimize effectiveness of our manufacturing operations to assure competitive pricing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Lead for CCMi Equipment
Support production to meet attainment goals
Support maintenance with troubleshooting machine issues
Lead cycle time improvement projects
Support continuous improvement projects
Troubleshoot quality issues
Prepare and update equipment Statement of Requirement (SORs) and technical comparisons.
Collaborate with SMEs to develop SORs
Maintain list of equipment suppliers. Identify new suppliers and verify capabilities
Summarize equipment and installation costs for quoting new business
Standardize components to minimize spare parts inventory costs
Assist with CapEx based on equipment timing and budget
Manage facility modifications and utility requirements for incoming equipment. Collaborate with facility department
Lead the CapEx based on purchasing of equipment and facilitate timing and budget
Lead Machine FMEA for major equipment
Employ Lean Manufacturing Methods
Develop and utilize standardize work methods and instructions
Determine and support equipment layout to optimize product flow and minimize unnecessary movement.
Implement and utilize Lean Manufacturing methods and efficient product flow.
Develop packaging solutions for WIP and Finished Goods.
Ensure high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Responsible for maintaining documentation of major equipment.
Develop initial equipment PM plan and spare parts list.
Lead Machine FMEA for major equipment.
Address equipment downtime using MTBF and MTTR metrics.
Manage equipment suppliers, build, installation and acceptance
Maintain and support equipment project timelines. Manage on-time delivery.
Manage and support equipment drawing review and approval process with supplier. Review equipment drawings with SMEs and approve/reject based on review. Provide timely review and feedback to supplier.
Perform, support and document equipment run-off at suppliers prior to shipment.
Perform, support and document equipment run-off on-site at CCMi Final Acceptance Complete (FAC).
Oversee equipment installation process
Work with supplier, rigging crew and CCMi staff to ensure on-time installation.
Maintain list of open items for installation process.
Review SOR, Open Issues List and Run-off requirements for FAC.
Identifies and resolves potential program issues and/ or problems
Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to the program and/or
Prepares and presents material for program reviews
Leads and coordinates with Department Leaders in preparation of RFQs and proposals, statement of work and specifications
and execution of contract requirements
Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and
Understands, promotes and practice Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
Performs other duties as required
Five (5) years related experience in the die castings/automotive manufacturing industry
Minimum five years’ work-related experience in automotive environment utilizing lean tools
Two (2) years project management experience preferred
Strong organizational and Leadership skills
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment
Fundamental computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (including MS Project)
Ability to uphold confidentiality
Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs
Demonstrate the ability to understand and manage projects
Must be able to understand written instructions
Work environment is primarily manufacturing plant floor and office
Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as needed to accommodate a three-shift operation
Must be available for short terms of travel
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