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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Automated Systems of Tacoma (AST)
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Engineer will support AST by providing manufacturing technical support that includes manufacturing engineering, plant engineering, and industrial engineering. The primary responsibility of this position is to own improvements in manufacturing delivery and cost performance. This position will be the technical process owner of all manufacturing processes. This may include engineering operations, project management, and any transactional processes. The role will perform a variety of complex tasks and assists in developing and executing a technical manufacturing strategy.

Responsibilities and Activities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinate all manufacturing technical support activities to continuously upgrade and improve manufacturing technologies, improve equipment uptime, product yield, and quality of production as well as any new processes, technologies, and longer-term manufacturing strategies.
  • Direct contact with contractors and service providers for execution of projects.
  • Manage maintenance and facilities support for the locations as well as any spare parts inventory program.
  • Coordinate CNC programming activities and material utilization.
  • Coordinate design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) activities on all new products prior to launch.
  • Work closely with design and production leaders to improve manufacturing efficiencies, manufacturing effectiveness, and reduce production costs.
  • Create and maintain routings as well as other manufacturing data requirements.
  • Create standard work and work instructions.
  • Serve as back-up for other functions within Ops.
  • May be expected to work weekends and off-hours depending on business needs.

    Core Competencies, Skills and Abilities:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering required.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in technical engineered-to-order manufacturing.
    • Knowledge of Inventor and AutoCAD or other 3-D solid modeling software.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access (relational database), Microsoft Project.
    • Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes (machining, sheet metal fabrication, assembly, material processing; annealing/stress relieving, electropolish, passivation, plastics).
    • Lean and Six Sigma experience.
    • Project management skills and ERP experience.
    • Demonstrated initiative, desire to drive change and motivation to exceed expectations.
    • Demonstrated history of making good business decisions with successful track record.
    • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and demanding.
    • Self-directed, objective, open-minded thinker with strong organizational skills and a willingness to learn.
    • Exhibit strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive, persistence, and energy.
    • Capable of holding others accountable for the outcome of their work.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to adapt and be flexible to the changing needs of the organization.

      Eligibility Requirements:
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
      • Must be willing to take and successfully pass a drug test.

        AST is proud of our team. Providing challenging and rewarding work, with opportunities for personal/professional development is our key to this longevity. AST is an equal opportunity employer.

        This is a full-time position based in Tacoma. Compensation is competitive, including salary, bonus potential, health plan options, competitive 401K match, and paid time off.

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Keywords: Automated Systems of Tacoma (AST), Tacoma , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Tacoma, Washington

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