Manufacturing Engineer
The Toro Company
Tomah, WI

About $67,000 - $91,000 a year

Major Functions:
Product Development:
As a core member of product development teams, the ME plays a key role in the development of successful products by maximizing product quality and minimizing product cost. As a subject matter expert on existing and emerging product manufacturing methods, guides new product development with regards to DFM/A.

With the support of the AME, champions design changes that will improve product quality or reduce product costs and/or improve product manufacturability. The ME prepares the designated production area and facilitates an efficient transition of new products into the production environment.

Principles of lean manufacturing are implemented at all levels of production.

Product Support:
Develops and documents assembly methods and processes, tooling lists, and paint lists. Investigates and resolves production welding and assembly problems and also inventory issues. Performs cost reduction programs through value analysis and cost avoidance.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Product Development:
As core team member, participates with product development teams from concept evaluation/selection through prototype construction/evaluation to full production; advises the team on tradeoffs related to manufacturing assembly process (subject matter expert); leads manufacturing process capability studies as needed to support product development; working with the AME and the team, makes decisions on key elements of manufacturing process design; leads preparation of production area and pilot run activities.
Assumes responsibility for the manufacturability of the product by providing manufacturing feedback to the team as it relates to DFM/A.
Works closely with the Tooling Engineer to develop optimal production tooling that provides the highest quality assemblies, taking into consideration poka-yoke principles and new technologies.
Investigates and implements the use of new technologies and methodologies that can be incorporated into the product design and manufacturing processes to reduce costs, enhance product performance and quality and/or enhance the state of the art of manufacturing or product development.

With the assistance of the New Products Engineer and the plant 1011 resources, coordinates the prototype manufacturing process, working with the team to manufacture the prototypes.

Assumes the primary leadership role during the manufacturing of Pilot units. Coordinates all supporting activities throughout the manufacturing facility during the Pilot run.

Product Support:
Develops and maintains the following engineering documentation for all

phases of production:
Final line assembly processes.
Pertinent welding and sub-assembly process.
Tooling lists for all operations.
Paint lists.
Routings and Bills of Material.
Process E.C.M.s
Lean activities

Supports all phases of production through:
Investigates and resolves assembly and welding problems.
Investigates and resolves inventory problems i.e. part substitutions and piece part rework.

Utilizing lean techniques, develops and maintains engineered labor standards on manufacturing operations and assembly line balancing. Requests changes in plant layout and equipment to facilitate lean manufacturing, improve productivity, quality, and operator safety.

Reviews production notes to solve production problems and suggest design changes.

Completes Industrial Engineering work to determine:
Lean Workplace Layout
Assembly Methods
Labor Standards

Works with the Engineering Technician to insure Bill of Material accuracy.

Works directly with the Welding Engineer in the development of new weld and assembly fixtures and also the maintenance of existing tooling.

Implements cost reduction programs through kaizen activities, value analysis and cost avoidance.

Helps coordinate final product rework.

Implements corrective action and documents such activities in Production notes. Monitors validation and warranty reports and responds to issues. Maintains all documentation for ISO 9001 compliance.

Other duties as assigned.

JOB DIMENSIONS: Job Specifications:
Must develop a strong professional working relationship with all customers including: Advance Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, all internal customers in Tomah, and external end-user customers. Must possess strong leadership and organizational skills and be able to handle multiple priorities. Must work well as a team member as well as a team leader. 10% travel required.

MFG. ENGINEER - Grade 13

MFG. ENGINEER - Grade 11/12

BSME or BSIE and 3-5 years experience in manufacturing systems, equipment, processes, tooling, and work measurement.

Six Sigma Green belt training and certification according to Toro standards.

BSME or BSIE and 1-3 years experience in manufacturing systems, equipment, processes, tooling, and work measurement.

Six Sigma Green belt training and certification according to Toro standards.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Required Skills

Required Experience