Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Tualatin, OR 97062

Posted: 03/21/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Engineering, Engineering/Other Job Number: 12446

Position Overview:We are currently seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer at our production facility to guide the team that supports the manufacturing of DC traction power rail electrification equipment and supporting components.

  • Creates Manufacturing Documentation Packages for use by production floor, including Solidworks 2D drawings, wire lists, Bill of Materials etc.
  • Modifies Solidworks 3D models
  • Reviews and redlines electrical schematics
  • Tests and troubleshoots manufactured equipment
  • Performs Quality Control (QC) inspections as necessary
  • Assists in identifying, analyzing, and implementing manufacturing cost reduction initiatives
  • Assists in developing and implementing routine performance measurement and improvement initiatives
  • Assists with routine inspections and investigations by gathering data related to proper utilization of company labor, equipment, materials and facilities 
  • Provides assistance in planning of equipment layout, workflow, and accidental prevention measures to maintain optimum and safe utilization of plant resources
  • Designs manufacturing flows for build products inserting QC and data acquisition and control points
  • Occasionally train bay leads and floor technicians in product functions and applications
  • Provides assistance in activities for the development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Ensure productive and cost effective use of technical resources to achieve company targets, margins and profit
  • Positively influence Engineering design and construction safety performance and aims for zero accidents
  • Support the project commercial process with the Commercial Manager and ensure all Engineering design change requests are processed on time
  • Maintain effective communications with all project participants to ensure contract delivery
  • Take an active role in the local coaching of junior /less experienced staff to ensure the developmental needs of both the individual and the business are met
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analyzing problems and creating innovative solutions
  • Flexible approach to work, and ability to prioritize and manage your time effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgments

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience (minimum)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience  working as a manufacturing engineer 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with DC switchgear design and manufacturing
  • Experience managing a team of manufacturing engineers is required
  • Experience in both electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Experience in fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to translate material requirements from electrical schematics and mechanical models
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to effectively work as an individual and as a member of a team
  • Proven safety management knowledge
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good communication and inter personal skills and be able to effectively communicate and report at all levels
  • Proficient in discipline specific ANSI / IEEE and NEMA standards
  • Experience within a contracting or custom manufacturing industry
  • Proven ability to lead a successful, high-performance team to accomplish targeted goals
  • Experience working within a matrixed organization is beneficial
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience to read/understand/ interpret wiring schematics and / or control circuitry
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing or similar production process improvement
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience writing production test / Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) procedures
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience conducting production test / Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Visio)
  • Proficient in Solidworks 3D and AutoCAD Electrical

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Master of Science (MSc) degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (preferred)

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