Manufacturing Project Engineer at Smiths Interconnect in Tampa, Florida

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Job Description:

Manufacturing Project Engineer

Location: North America, USA, Tampa
Division: Interconnect
Job Function: Operations

Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer is the technical lead for Operations and Manufacturing for both internal and external manufacturing and product projects. This includes supplier identification, development, and problem resolution. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations and to develop and facilitate efficient processes and products to assure all production revenue, cost, and quality objectives are achieved. The manufacturing engineer should be manufacturing's driving force for continuous improvement and product transfers from site to site to level load the manufacturing within the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead product transfers between sites of the business through creation of process/product work instructions, video recordings of the process, detailing/updating work instructions with operator tribal knowledge and testing the processes at the receiving site with golden assets from the sending site

  • Plans, designs and develops manufacturing tooling, machinery and capital equipment

  • Monitor performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues

  • Develops manufacturing processes to achieve defined quality and rate goals, including operator training

  • Develops and leads Lean manufacturing activities and continuous improvement projects

  • Develops Lean Manufacturing cells, Kanbans, and balanced lines to maximize efficiencies and to reduce waste and cycle times

  • Develops automated processes including paperless assembly instructions

  • Prepare process, procedure, and equipment preventative maintenance documentation

  • Leads root cause investigation and corrective actions using 5 Why's and 8D techniques

  • Identifies and measures process inconsistencies and develops corrective action and continuous improvement plans with applicable personnel to mitigate process variability and to drive factory improvements throughout all product lines

  • Assists in new product development, concurrent engineering, and influencing new product development to effect the most efficient design and transition of new products from engineering to operations

  • Assist and/or lead manufacturing process, inspection, or test yield and failure investigations of existing production

  • Leads cost analysis and/ or improvement projects for new and existing products

  • Ability to act as a technical lead on projects of a complex nature and provides manufacturing engineering expertise for design to cost solutions, and design for manufacturing guidelines

  • Evaluates and determines cost savings for design changed, local or global sourcing changes, material change, and other process improvement opportunities

  • Develops time studies, cost estimating, and Basis of Estimate (BoE) generation

  • Comply with and ensure department compliance with all Company policies and procedures

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong strategic business, quality and continuous improvement background.

  • Strong customer relationships skills

  • Positive attitude, hands on personality, and a desire to develop and work with other people.

  • Knowledge of assembly/test processes used for RF/microwave assemblies and antennas

  • Working knowledge of Root Cause/Corrective Action tools

  • Experience with SPC/Lean/5S

  • Track record of managing effective QMS, including internal audits, CARS, ICARs

  • Experience with Stage-Gate processes and Integrated Product Teams

  • Experienced with Contract Review/Contract Flowdowns

  • Experience with Supplier Management/Approved Supplier Lists

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives, and reassign priorities

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Ability to think strategically and develop strategic plans and translate to tactical actions

  • Ability to lead and work in cross-functional multi-cultural teams

  • Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift 0-30 pounds

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time between sites

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering discipline

Experience:2+ years in a manufacturing environment

Travel:75% for the first 3 months, roughly 25% thereafter

Security: U.S. Person required (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident) and ability to obtain security clearance preferred

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that ensure high speed, secure connectivity of critical applications in the defence, aerospace, communications and industrial markets. Our microwave technology is used in radar, communication and surveillance systems that are mission-critical and operate in extreme environments in aerospace and defence. Our microwave components and connectors ensure optimal performance, durability and safety of space satellites. Our semi-conductor test products are used to test highly sophisticated semi-conductors and electronic circuits in communication systems, gaming products and computing devices. Our in-flight antenna systems give passengers internet connectivity gate-to-gate on planes around the world. Our connector and cable solutions ensure reliability of critical medical equipment, and safe operation of trains and transport systems.One of five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 2000 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe and Asia.