Sauder Manufacturing Co.

Manufacturing Engineer

Source: Lensa

Position Summary:

This Manufacturing Engineering position will entail development, maintenance, and troubleshooting the following:Drawings, Bills of Material, Routings, Rates, Standard Work, and Work Instructions.The job will provide technical support to Manufacturing, Systems, and Customer Care, to aid in providing a quality furniture product to our customers, in a Lean Manufacturing environment.The job will also include engineering of product and process improvements, as well as engineering product modifications to meet customer needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to work safely, maintain an orderly and safe work environment, and participate in safety initiatives.
  • Develop manufacturing processes in support of new product launches.
  • Create cell layouts, which support one-piece flow, optimal operator balance, and minimization of waste.
  • Responsible for the conception, development and perfection of workstations, jigs and fixtures used to efficiently produce the components and assemblies for new products.
  • Fabricate precision parts and fixtures using metalworking and wood working machines and equipment.
  • Provide training and instructions to production employees in support of new products, processes and procedures.
  • Analyze processes for effectiveness, and flow, and seek root cause to eliminate process variation, and improve cycle times.
  • Develop and maintain bills of materials and routing information.
  • Create and maintain clear, concise, consistent process documentation and SOPs.
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Customer Care for product and process questions.
  • Troubleshoot production issues in regards to quality, product, and process.
  • Responsible to work with suppliers to resolve quality issues with purchased components.
  • Create and maintain accurate drawings, utilizing SolidWorks and a PDM system.
  • Research, author, and implement Engineering Changes.
  • Specify, quote, and facilitate product modification requests, and provide necessary documentation and training for production.
  • Responsible for actively contributing to the continuous improvement of products and processes, by reducing waste, reducing material costs, and investigating new methods and materials.
  • Lead and/or contribute to LEAN initiatives.
  • Lead and/or assist with other manufacturing engineering tasks, as assigned

Experience and Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field -OR- minimum of three years of engineering experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; accountability for meeting commitments and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); ability to interact, influence, and communicate with a diverse range of people at all levels across the company as well as with external suppliers.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Publisher, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience with CAD SolidWorks preferred
  • Experience with a business ERP system is preferred
  • Demonstrated success in root-cause analysis, critical-thinking, and A3 Problem-Solving
  • Experience or education in Lean manufacturing principles
  • Able to demonstrate good writing skills, photo editing skills, and ability to write clear work instructions.
  • Experience developing Bills of Materials and routings
  • Experience in furniture manufacturing and/or knowledge of woodworking, upholstery, or fabric processes would be beneficial.

Key Attributes Required:

  • Safety conscious with a concern for others safety
  • Intelligent and fast learner, with a desire for continuous learning and self-improvement.
  • Self-starting, results-oriented individual who takes personal accountability for performance.
  • Strong time and priority management skills coupled with the ability to use a logical and systematic approach to meet objectives.
  • Willing and able to work collaboratively in a team environment, supporting others at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills that effectively engage others.
  • Exceptional attention to details, and sound problem solving skills.
  • A desire to serve, both internal and external customers.

Must be able to operate in a manner consistent with the mission statement and governing values of the organization.

by Jobble


3 days ago



New haven, In

Sauder Manufacturing Co.

Full Time

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