Continuous Improvement Engineer in Monticello, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Continuous Improvement Engineer (Direct-hire) Maple Grove, MN

Volt has partnered with a growing manufacturing company in search of a Lean Engineer! In this challenging role you will be responsible for; planning, developing or improving processes, quality plans, cost estimates, tooling, CNC Programs and appropriate documentation for new or existing parts.  Design and implement fixtures to machine customer parts.  Determine machining capabilities, tools, number of operations and other resources and processes needed for the job.  Identify opportunities and implement changes to improve quality of machined parts and/or to reduce costs using knowledge of the machining process. 

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains and maintains knowledge on all appropriate equipment and processes.
  • Prepares all documents integral to the machining process.
  • Designs fixtures and selects tooling required to machine customer parts.
  • Develops CNC programs for machine tools.
  • Provides process plans and cycle times for cost estimates for quoting new work.
  • Determines root causes of machining/materials failures using statistical methods and recommends changes in fixture designs, tolerances, tooling, and/or processes.   
  • Provides engineering and other technical assistance to Business Managers on new quotes or existing customer orders.
  • Works with Quality Engineers to develop quality plans for part manufacturing.
  • Communicates machining capabilities, production processes and other critical information to production staff.
  • Utilizes Statistical Process Control (SPC) to monitor key features and process capabilities.
  • Takes positive corrective action based on Run Charts, defective material or other quality information provided to improve product quality and process reliability.
  • Provides ideas and takes initiative to improve manufacturing processes.
  • Stays current with latest technological and industry trends to improve our manufacturing environment.
  • Purchases tooling critical to machining and production process.  Assists Buyer/Production Planner in maintaining approved suppliers of critical tooling.

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least five years of Manufacturing or Process Engineering experience or related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or related field preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the machining industry (turning and milling steel and aluminum) preferred.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience with 3D CAD programs, preferably Pro E/SolidWorks.
  • Experience with CAM software, preferably MasterCam.
  • Proficient in machine programming utilizing feature recognition and Dynamic High Speed Milling.
  • Knowledge and experience creating blue prints and understanding geometric tolerances is required.
  • Strong machining skills to include speed, feeds, cutting tools and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) is required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong math and mechanical aptitude skills.
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and material flow.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer