Industrial Engineer - Entry Level
Paradigm Precision
Manchester, CT
PURPOSE/ SUMMARY:
The Industrial Engineer I under the direction of a supervisor, maximizes product process efficiency by analyzing the layout of equipment, workflow and manufacturing methods/processes and finds ways to prevent waste and inefficiency in production processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for manufacturing engineering functions supporting internal and external production processes
  • Required to drive continuous improvement utilizing lean manufacturing and six sigma resources to assure efficient, economical production and cost target attainment
  • Facilitate and actively participate in the implementation of lean manufacturing principles, utilizing tools that include but are not limited to: value stream mapping, process mapping, continuous process flow, pull systems, Kanban, 5S, mistake-proofing, visual management, and standard work instructions
  • Plan, lead, and complete follow-up activities for Project and/or Kaizen Blitz Teams in order to achieve business objectives via lean manufacturing implementation
  • Design, implement, monitor, and maintain manufacturing processes in order to achieve the most efficient, cost effective and high quality production possible. Support production by troubleshooting and improving existing processes and equipment
  • Teach shop floor personnel Lean Manufacturing principles and methods promoting a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Design efficient systems that integrate workers, information, machines, energy and materials to make products
  • Collaborate with production planning to minimize issues and costs while ensuring products meet quality standards
  • Ensure that all industry standards for safety while meeting design standards and guidelines
  • Review production information to understand methods and activities in manufacturing and services (including but not limited to, production schedules, process flows and engineering specs)
  • Design control systems to minimize and resolve production issues and project costs
  • Develop standards for production and design by working with employees and management
  • Interact with other related disciplines within the facility to develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods
  • Recommend safety & ergonomic improvements in our material handling devices, manufacturing tools, and workstations to accommodate best practices for shop floor personnel
  • May have additional responsibilities as assigned based upon business conditions
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent major
  • 1-3 years hands-on Lean experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification preferred
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
SPECIAL SKILLS:
  • Resourceful
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • A motivated, team-oriented individual with solid interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate, coach & train others, while developing and executing an in-house Lean training program
  • Knowledge of production processes, costs, quality control, raw materials and other methods for maximizing the efficient manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement and Lean Concepts
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively to employees of all levels in the organization
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment, acetone, alcohol, argon, braze alloys, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil based or water soluble lubricants and cleaning solutions
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moderate cold and extreme heat
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually nominal
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 regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • The employee is frequently required to talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervision.