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Manufacturing Engineer Full Time Job

Title: Manufacturing Engineer
Reports to: Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Location: Lafayette, IN
Effective: March 2022

Position Overview:
The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for developing, maintaining and continuously improving production processes for present and future programs in a gear manufacturing facility. This position will provide direction to shop floor employees and skilled trades personnel on all 3 shifts. This position requires self-motivation and the ability to provide leadership and technical troubleshooting skills in an engineering team environment.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, implement, and support manufacturing operations while optimizing processes and methods to meet product specifications and quality standards.
  • Maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization.
  • Interface directly with customers and Dana design engineering to analyze new products with focus on design for manufacturability.
  • Design and or procure tooling, gauging and fixtures for existing and new product.
  • Provide technical assistance to shop floor personnel daily.  Including approving set-ups & gear charts, solving process issues, understanding cause of non-conforming parts, and implementing corrective action to prevent it from re-occurring.
  • Explore new technologies for capital investment and identify equipment that needs to be upgraded or replaced.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Machining background is required, Gear Manufacturing preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand gear charts.
  • Ability to read blueprints and understand GD&T
  • Experienced in Lean manufacturing concepts and methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process.
  • Must be capable of investigating engineering problems and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks Cad or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge/experience with AS400/SAP
  • Experience in project management or quality control is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail is a must.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Previous experience in a high technology manufacturing industry.

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