Description: PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for an open position in Windsor Locks, CT.
Manages high complexity design and planning of layout for assembly and materials handling.
Adaptation of machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.
Planning of sequence of operations and specification procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, flexible, possess a positive attitude and be eager to apply and expand their engineering skills in a highly ethical manner while supporting the Integrated Product Development Team model in which he or she will have overall accountability to ensure products are manufactured to meet engineering requirements, program budgets, and program schedules through performing the following specific activities:
Mentor Manufacturing Engineering associates on instilling a Design to Cost mind-set and work to stream line the delivery of manufacturing assembly documentation as well as its use by our lab personnel.
Develop the specific methods and instructions for manufacture and/or assembly of products.
Determine manufacturing feasibility to: o Identify potential fabrication problems o Draw attention to special fabrication requirements o Ensure the latest developments in manufacturing technology are considered in the design phase.
Establish design inherent cost targets which reflect hardware target cost. The Manufacturing Engineer works with the design team to insure that the proposed design is within the allowable cost.
Participate in cost proposals by estimating Manufacturing Engineering tasks, tooling costs and developing manufacturing plans.
Establish touch labor cost targets on shop/lab activities as requested.
Define tool and gage requirements. Provide the necessary input and support to the tool design group. Ensure adequate tools and gages are available when needed in the process.
Work with the Manufacturing Control Planner to establish the schedule for all Manufacturing Engineering and Assembly efforts.
Provide support to all activities during the fabrication of the initial unit (first article) of each specific design to resolve processing problems.
Review and implement engineering changes to determine feasibility, producibility and delta cost impact.
Determine, implement and lead process improvement opportunities, business unit initiatives and corrective actions.
Lead efforts to understand non-conformances and reduce Cost of Poor Quality.
Lead 3P events, Value Stream Mapping events, and the implementation of Process Certification
Candidate must possess a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a Technology Degree.
Background courses in mechanical design and/or manufacturing courses are beneficial.
10 years’ experience working on the manufacture of complex mechanical systems is desirable
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment and experience in using any type of Publishing System
Familiarity with a modeling and/or design package such as ProE, Creo, or CAD is desired.
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, machining concepts and special processing, such as welding and brazing, is desirable.
Strong knowledge of Continuous improvement methods (ACE or the DMAIC model) and demonstrated use of their tools is desirable
Experience with a MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) system is desirable.