The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) is responsible to plan, direct and coordinate the implementation of safe manufacturing process(es) into an industrial plant. The AME works to develop and implement manufacturing strategies by utilizing their knowledge of product design, materials, tooling and equipment capabilities, assembly methods, quality control standards and product safety requirements. They create plans that optimize work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and product traceability. The AME uses product & customer requirements to create specifications for tooling and equipment and then works with vendors to procure, install and implement into the manufacturing facility.
Provide direct input to the Simultaneous Development Team (SDT) by doing the following:
Provide manufacturing feasibility assessments for product design, engineering changes, scope changes and quality concerns.
Develop process flow and plant layout requirements.
Review product gaging and packaging strategies and assess the impact of those assumptions on the overall manufacturing strategy.
Define capital equipment and tooling required and manage/adhere to the budget of the program.
Project manage the procurement and acceptance of required equipment & tooling.
Facilitate the implementation of production equipment/tooling into the manufacturing facility and any corresponding technical training and ensure spare parts for new equipment
Complete Process FMEA and manage RPN risks.
Assess the product, process, equipment and tooling strategies for potential ergonomic concerns and manage action items to resolve.
Support customer part needs through pilot, testing, run-at-rate and internal process sign offs.
Provide input and present status of project to management at specific SDT/launch milestones. Provide action plans/solutions to any open items/issues to stay on track.
Create and support continuous improvement projects.
Be flexible for any changes in business needs.
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
Education: Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering, Plastics or Engineering Technology required (BSME or BSMET or similar)
Experience in Automotive/Manufacturing (Tier One Automotive interiors experience preferred, not required)
Candidates must demonstrate solid skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and ability to inspire individuals to improve performance.
High level of mechanical aptitude and analytical problem solving
Work flow, line balance and takt time
Experience with AutoCAD (line/plant layouts -2D)
3 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, advanced manufacturing, process engineering, tooling, or similar
DOE and data driven studies experience
Six Sigma (greenbelt), Lean, Continuous Improvement training or experience preferred
Candidates must demonstrate technical and project management skills
Familiar with entire product life including development, launch and production.
Understands and demonstrates ability to work with and improve documented manufacturing standards