Manufacturing Engineer

QuEST Global Engineering - North Carolina3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $100,000 a year
Essential Job Functions:
As a Senior Level Manufacturing Engineer, you will be required to lead, mentor, support and assist the manufacturing team and production floor. Providing consistent and visionary direction leading to state of the art productivity improvements and opportunities in machining, fabrication, assembly and automation.
Senior Manufacturing Representatives must have a proven record of managing and leading the daily activities and demands of a manufacturing operation.

Demonstrated skills may include:
Interfaces with internal and external customers and / or suppliers with the ability to discuss technical issues present visionary manufacturing opportunities.
Deep understanding of manufacturing process methods & techniques (conventional & CNC)
Knowledge of GD&T and can integrate into a process and quality plan
Intimate knowledge of B/P reading and interpretation.
Works with design engineering to develop new product and insure manufacturability
Must have intimate Lean Manufacturing knowledge: Including Value Stream Mapping, 6S, Six-sigma tools, Cell Theory, Supply Chain, Kanban, FMEA & RCA
Understands the importance of safety and ergonomics when implementing manufacturing processes and recognizes how and where to effect change
Develops, produces and modifies process plans and assembly sheets including tolerance stack ups as required.
Production troubleshooting (cause & effect) is a highly developed strength
The ability to make cutting tool selections with feeds, speeds, and cost per cut analysis.
Some ability to provide process cost analysis
Possesses solid problem solving and data analysis tools
Has working knowledge of CNC code generation and CAD / CAM methods and techniques
Knowledge of 3D modeling used as a manufacturing aid.
Knowledge of metallurgical conditions and special process interactions
A developed skill for determining part holding, fixturing and inspection methods
Implements inspection methods and techniques including interpreting CMM results
Quality and Quality management is a well-developed concept and is well integrated into process plans
Skilled at project / process management
Readily recognizes and makes recommendations for productivity improvements to reduce cycle time and improve production performance.
Creates presentations based on process data and results to show opportunities for production improvements and cost savings

BS in Manufacturing Engineering / Mechanical Engineering discipline with 5-10 years or relevant experience plus demonstrated hands on manufacturing / shop floor experience.
Must have the ability to successfully manage and multi-task a highly skilled manufacturing team.
Must have the ability the mentor, teach manufacturing technology and process techniques and interface with all manufacturing support disciplines (Quality, Planning, Scheduling, Purchasing, Facilities, Safety, and Accounting)
Proven ability to initiate and execute change into mature processes.
Mechanically inclined and understands production fabrication and assembly
Solid knowledge of machining principles and methods including conventional, non-conventional and CNC applications
Has a deep understanding of the principals of metal working (Al, SS, exotic materials, and composites)
Deep firsthand knowledge of manufacturing operations, the ability to provide real time shop support with solid troubleshooting skills leading to consistent production and quality.
Developed understanding of CNC coding including M and G codes, CNC Post Processing, and Six-Sigma analysis tools.
Experience with MS Office Suite,

Personal Work Attributes
Highly organized with high attention to detail
Strong leadership skills
Self-motivated, disciplined, passionate, problem-solver
Strong work ethic
Positive attitude
Ability to provide work instruction and direction to a team of manufacturing engineers and monitor delivery expectations
Willingness to contact suppliers to work through and obtain updated project status
Ability to prioritize tasks and direct a focus work team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Professional networking, interpersonal and customer-facing skills
Ability to understand the flow of critical information and pursue multiple approaches to secure results.
Able to gauge workload to ensure deadlines are met or formulate plans to mitigate production problems.

Core Value Alignment:
Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers’ expectations each and every time
Teamwork: Draw strength and knowledge from teamwork and collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.
Leadership: Demonstrated the ability to lead a multi-faceted team.
Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement.
Must be a Change Champion: The speed at which we adapt to change is critical to our success.

QuEST’s continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values.

Typical Career Paths
Technical Leadership: provide technical guidance, review other team members’ work, evaluate capabilities, develop team competencies, develop and improve technical processes, create technical collateral, and create technical tools.
Managerial Leadership: project management, personnel management, alignment of team members’ efforts, set and evaluates annual goals, performance feedback, hire and onboard, and strategic business decision-making.
QuEST is a rapidly growing world-wide company with a need for future global engineering leaders in our operations and sales organizations. Potential future roles could include operational business unit leader, global sales leader, or technical service line leader.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Split between Office Environment and Shop Floor
Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM
Ability to use reliable transportation to visit customer locations and ability to lift 25 pounds
Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: Wilson, NC
Travel: Some travel required (Domestic & International)
Compensation Type: Exempt
Status: Salaried
Reports to: Project Manager
QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.