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Sr Industrial Engineer

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Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 04, 2018
Job ID
Sr Industrial Engineer
Main Objective:
Increase the productivity of manufacturing and business related processes while reducing waste by analyzing product specifications, and then use mathematical models to design systems and methods that will help the business meet production goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to accurately develop/manage capacity models and analysis results for all shop floor and critical upstream supply activities
  • Integrate individual models with other factory processes and systems, support the efforts of other Manufacturing and Engineering teams to efficiently plan, forecast and execute the factory’s capability to meet strategic goals/demands.
  • Work closely with Planning, Finance, Operations, and other stakeholders to develop, recommend, and /or execute capacity planning analysis
  • Create, maintain, and communicate capacity models including management of key assumptions, simulation modeling, and proactively drive capacity solutions with and without capital investment.
  • Extract current status information from the current Manufacturing Execution Systems (QAD, SAP) and future (MES) systems for use in analysis of factory capacity and throughput, and to feed into additional simulation and statistical analysis tools. Collect and maintain capacity and production metrics.
  • Identify and develop reporting tools to provide performance and capacity related analysis insight and business awareness. Update, validate, and evaluate with the latest information to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Facilitate kaizen events targeting key improvements to drive productivity improvement meeting stated goals.
  • Develop, Implement, and Mentor a Lean Business Process (LBP) program to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement systems and improvement strategies for direct material flow (in plant transport, warehousing and assembly line supply, etc.)
  • Evaluate component mfg. process improvements and its impact to plant assembly operations (labor balancing, time studies, part presentation, error proofing, assembly methods, etc.) to minimize any negative impact to downstream processes.
  • Provide cost estimates to include Make/Buy decisions for rearrangements and engineering changes.
  • Coordinate equipment / process changes on assembly lines.
  • Evaluate and approve engineering changes prior to implementation on plant floor.
  • Develop an understanding of the current manufacturing processes and identify targets for improvement in transactional and operational efficiencies.
  • Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
  • May supervisor other Engineering or manufacturing personnel.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics required
7 years of relevant experience required
5+ years Project Management Experience
3+ years Manufacturing Experience
2+ years Process Improvement Experience
Proven experience in leading process improvement projects.
Medical device manufacturing environment preferred.
Experience in work flow optimization, work measurement, efficiencies.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:
Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred.
Demonstrated Strong Project Management skills
Strong desire to improve upon existing processes and drive efficiencies
Knowledge and experience in conducting time studies, mapping value streams
Ability to analyze data collected as well as other process inputs to recommend changes that lead to improvements
Ability to educate and motivate others and the ability to manage projects to a successful and timely completion.
Ability to identify, recommend, and implement continuous improvement within process, equipment or systems to increase throughput and meet financial goals
Ability to assist in financial planning and cost analysis by estimating production equipment costs
Ability to develop most efficient ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy
Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams.
Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.
SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge.
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
Experienced user of MS Office Suite, CAD, and production simulation software.
Experience in completing technical documentation for engineering and manufacturing.
Familiarity with clean room practices preferred.
AutoCAD or Solidworks experience preferred
Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:
Metal cutting equipment, molding, EDM, grinding equipment, finishing equipment, printing equipment, sealing equipment and custom fixturing.