Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
6 months initial contract duration
Due to significant new business an experienced interim Advanced Manufacturing Engineer is sought to be directly responsibility on assigned programs for developing and releasing a production ready manufacturing process from CAPEX quote through implementation on the plant floor. You will own the manufacturing process post nomination, continuing with equipment vendor monitoring and finishing within the production facility will be required to facilitate a smooth launch. The AME must transition each program to the plant manufacturing team and to ensure program targets for cost and labour are achieved
o Establishing new program capital equipment, tooling, gauge and plant upfit costs for installation on new programs. Report on status (timing and expenditures) against budget, including deviations, delays and potential risks to program timing are expected to management. Track the design, development, shipment and on-site installation & certification of equipment to manufacturing facilities.
o Develop plant layout, material flow, equipment tracking and manufacturing process for new programs. Work with Industrial Engineering on capacity planning to establish cycle time and equipment requirements. The AME is responsible to track and update all documentation leading up to and through product launch.
o Manufacturing Engineering Sign Offs for all launch gates. Get equipment built, installed and certified on time to meet customer deliverables. Also responsible to ensure equipment readiness for program PPAP.
o Work with production plant to ensure staffing, plant layout, utility needs and timing are understood and agreed upon.
o Maintain "Open Issues List" for equipment and manufacturing development. Drive closure to all issues on time to meet program expectations.
o Work with the production plant to achieve timely and proper installation and certification of the capital equipment so program expectations are met (financial and performance).
Skills and Experience:
o Significant Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering experience delivering new production facilities into high volume manufacturing environment.
o CNC Machining or die casting experience: automated processes incorporating automation , PLCs, robots and indexed conveyors etc
o Industrial Engineering Skills (Plant layout – capacity planning, process flow, material layout, Direct and Indirect labour efficiency)
o Skilled in problem solving
o Strong verbal and written communication skills
o Proven interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
o Program Management experience. Prefer individual with proven record of success with Capital Budgets
o Apprentice trained or Engineering Degree (or equivalent experience), prefer Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering
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