• Manufacturing Engineer

    Alamo Group Inc. Huntsville, AL 35808

    Job #2431560985

  • Position Summary:

    Under minimum supervision, determines the most cost effective processes, methods, systems, tooling, equipment and plant layout to be used to manufacture Schwarze products. Adapts and implements procedures to evaluate labor and operating costs for compliance with standards and stated cost objectives. Develops short and long term manufacturing strategies and capital requirements, and actively implements in the development and introduction of new products.

    Essential Functions of the Job:

    Implements manufacturing techniques and processes (J.I.T., Continuous Flow, Kanban, Manufacturing Cells, etc.) that will reduce manufacturing labor costs, product through-put time, W.I.P. (Work In Process) inventory levels and overall manufacturing operating costs, while striving to meet production and cost goals.

    Develops and implements manufacturing systems and operating procedures to support and enhance manufacturing techniques and processes.

    Trains supervisors and support personnel in new and updated production processes as it relates to equipment to reduce manufacturing costs and lead times by using Lean Manufacturing techniques

    Continually develops and upgrades manufacturing labor standards affecting efficiency, utilization and productivity for producing product in the plant. Review routings to insure compliance with product cost levels and update as needed.

    Creates and updates documentation for manufacturing processes including work instructions and manufacturing routers.

    Evaluates and recommends plant layout changes and modifications to enhance space utilization, material flow, employee safety and product throughput.

    Develops short and long term manufacturing strategies and objectives to include capital equipment investments, tooling investments and operating cost improvements. Develops and executes plan to drive future state of company goals.

    Actively participates in the development of new products to insure compliance with manufacturing and processing strategies, product quality objectives, tooling objectives, implementation dates and product cost goals.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):

    Knowledge of manufacturing techniques such as J.I.T. (Just In Time), Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Kanban, Manufacturing Cells, etc. required.

    Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate with various levels within the organization.

    Ability to coordinate multiple activities.

    Computer software, data entry, data retrieval and data analysis skills required.

    Problem solving and troubleshooting skills required.

    Demonstrated ability to exhibit and model Alamo Group's Core Competencies :

    • Leading Change/Change Management - Balance change and continually strive to improve business performance

    • Leading People/Teamwork - Design and implement strategies that maximize employee's potential and foster high ethical standards

    • Communication - Explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner and negotiate with individuals and groups

    • Business Acumen - Understand and interprets business metrics and utilizes latest business strategies to focus on outcomes and create opportunities for success

    • Results Driven/Process - Make timely and effective decisions and produce results through planning and implementation of processes, systems, and programs; stressing accountability and continuous improvement

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Technology, or a related technical field is preferred.

    3+ years previous experience in a related manufacturing environment required.

    Alamo Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing (where permitted by law).

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