The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for generating innovative and practical solutions to improve quality, safety and productivity of the manufacturing process. The primary objective of this role is to support the company’s on time delivery through continuous improvements to parts and processes in production. This individual will manage projects including process improvements, alternative manufacturing methods, process automation and production tooling design. S/he will support projects for new equipment installation, new process development and quality initiatives. Extensive coordination with all other functions of Royal (e.g. Quality, Program Managers, Project Engineers, etc.) will be required in this role. S/he will work under minimal supervision.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support of existing parts and programs in production
Review and participate in Material Review Board processes for nonconforming materials.
Work with machine shops to repair/replace production tooling
Design and improve manufacturing processes
Understand the production and supply chain strategies in use by Royal and their impact on production flow and plant layout.
Understand the importance of constraints to flow and apply continuous improvement methodologies to optimize constraint utilization.
Continuously seek to improve the touch time to total time ratio (5T Ratio).
Manage continuous improvement projects coordinating with multiple functional departments.
Analyze workflow, processes, layout, and equipment to ensure safe, effective production of quality parts.
Evaluate and implement new technologies (ex. Automation, tooling, software) including testing and trials.
Collect data, conduct analysis and make continuous improvement recommendations based on information and trends.
Ensure that tasks are being completed according to specifications.
Ability to maintain regular, punctual, and reliable attendance as set by the supervisor according to handbook guidelines consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Abide by all safety, quality, personnel, and other policies as applicable.
Marginal Work Requirements
Company travel via airplane and/or vehicle as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned for the good of the department and company.
Specification testing per customer and certification requirements.
Support continuous improvements in process quality in order to reduce scrap.
Assist in the development of bids and capital expenditure budgets.
Support implementation of new programs and methodologies.
Function as technical contact for internal and external communications.
Formal education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or a related technical field
Experience: Composite and tool design experience desired
Experience: 3 years experience in composites and aerospace
Computer Skills: Common office applications, data analysis; Solidworks experience; Catia experience helpful but not required.
Certificates and Licenses: None required.
Excellent communicator at all levels with strong interpersonal skills.
Numerate with the ability to analyze information to support and present their decisions.
Ability to work under pressure within a high performance, fast moving environment.
Problem solver who likes to resolve issues.
Strong understanding of flow based methodologies including TOC, Lean, 6 Sigma as employed by REC.
Prioritizes tasks to meet production schedule.