Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Knorr-Bremse North America
Bowling Green, KY
Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we’ve been doing it for nearly 90 years …setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!

Provides advanced technical support and leadership to all areas of the plant in assessment, implementation and support of manufacturing equipment. Assists in formal problem solving activities. Facilitates continuous improvement and ensures quality of products through engineering and statistical practices to maintain and improve manufacturing process controls.

Serves as a technical leader and supports operations management in all areas.
Is responsible for new product launches; concept development to start of production.
Interfaces with corporate Advanced Manufacturing Team on new equipment and products coming to the facility.
Develops, maintains, and improves documents in accordance with ISO14001 and IATF 16949 standards.
Collaborates with suppliers on quoting process description, cost, and lead times.
Works with hourly team members, quality engineers, HSE, and operations to improve, safety, quality, productivity, and reduce scrap.
Develops, maintains, and presents performance reports as needed.
Assists with troubleshooting process and machine downtime issues.
Is responsible for process flow diagrams, PFMEA’s, assisting VSM, cycle times, and control plans.
Monitors and implements procedures, work instructions and first piece prints for manufacturing areas.
Designs, refines and improves plant equipment / processes.
Serves as a leader and mentor regarding safety policies and procedures. Operates all machinery, tools, and equipment in accordance with company safety policies.
Participates and leads corrective actions on customer complaints as needed.
Interfaces with suppliers to coordinate action on failure issues on parts and services.
Works weekend and off shift hour support as required based on business needs.
Understands and adhere to current health, safety, and environmental policies (ISO14001). Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regards to safety, health, and environmental concerns.
Understands current quality policies and procedures (IATF 16949). Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regards to product quality.
Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

Required Skills

Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related field is required.

Strong Problem solving skills required.

Must be able to interpret electrical and mechanical schematics.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Statistical evaluation software familiarity a plus.

Excellent written and oral communications skills

Requires experience with control systems design, specification, documentation, programming, troubleshooting, testing, and installation for automations and manufacturing equipment.

Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles is required.

Experience using software driven controls: Programmable Logic Controllers, Allen Bradley RS Logix 5000, Siemens Step 7, Robotics (Fanuc), Vision Systems (Cognex), and process control systems including torque, position, and force control preferred.

Experience with PPAP, APQP, PFMEA, and Control Plans is preferred

Knowledge of SPC, GD&T, Lean Manufacturing and Green Belt preferred

Required Experience

Requires at least 5 years of engineering experience in a fast paced, continuous improvement, production environment.

What does Bendix have to offer you?

Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
401k Plan with Company matching
Retirement Savings Plan
Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
Wellness Program and incentives
On-Site Fitness Center
On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
Basic Life Insurance
Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Short Term Disability
Business Travel Accident Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
Medical and Prescription insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
Long Term Disability
Accident Plan
Critical Illness Plan
Hospital Indemnity Plan

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