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Manufacturing Engineer Lead

Company: US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:The TSUBAKI name is synonymous with excellence in quality, dependability, and customer service. U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC is an international tier-one supplier of high-speed chain drive systems to the automotive industry. The Manufacturing Engineering Lead is a technical lead. This position might spend 80% of the time as an individual contributor on projects and 20% of their time on mentoring, training and other assigned leadership activities.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities of this job are included but not limited to this job description - other tasks may be assigned and expected to be performed.

  • Provide a clear example of technical excellence and productivity for the rest of the team. Leading by example is critical.
  • When the team has questions about a particular project or a technical direction, the leader needs to have the answers or a way to get the answers.
  • Keep in mind the big picture and most of the engineering details. Without this the team members risk making inconsistent choices.
  • When team members are in the middle of a difficult problem, they often need a sounding board for technical brainstorming. The lead must be seen as the ideal candidate for such discussions.
  • Allow the team to make progress by staying out of their way and protecting them from distractions.
  • Knowing the team member's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Mentoring team members. To help other engineers improve and move forward in their technical journey.
  • Develops and recommends cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends improvements to production processes, methods and controls; helps to coordinate manufacturing launches for new or revised products
  • Helps to troubleshoot equipment and determine the root cause of the equipment failure as needed throughout the plant.
  • Recommends process improvement, problem resolution and employee training.
  • Helps improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency.
  • Prepares and presents plans for the above and coordinate deployment including training of team members.
  • Monitors process conditions of Manufacturing Equipment
  • Lead investigations into manufacturing abnormalities, determine root cause and suggest countermeasures
  • Identify safety improvements and risk mitigation
  • Support capacity analysis and ROI with ME on current and future year plans
  • Support ME with time study analysis, and capital planning initiatives.
  • Assists the Manufacturing Engineering team in improving a system of production control, standard operating procedures, safety, quality control and training.
  • Helps to coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
  • Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
  • Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.
  • Assemble mechanical and /or electronic devices and assemblies referring to engineering specifications, prints and layouts.
  • PLC Programming and troubleshooting skills Requirements:
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering
    • Green Belt Certification Highly desired
    • 1 - 5 years manufacturing experience
    • Manufacturing experience in a fast paced/high volume metal working business preferred
    • CAD Knowledge
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to be approachable and tactful.
    • Good Math and computer skills. (Office, Word, Excel, etc.,)
    • Good organizational and planning skills.
    • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and/or projects simultaneously.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts or within risk of electrical shock.
      • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Tsubaki is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/DisabilityPM21PIe48173052e61-31181-33893248

Keywords: US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC, Chicopee , Manufacturing Engineer Lead, Other , Chicopee, Massachusetts

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