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Senior Specialist Manufacturing Engineer

Company: L3Harris
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


Job Title: Senior Specialist Manufacturing Engineer

Job ID: IMS20220610-91621

Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description:

In this position, the candidate will plans, direct, and coordinates manufacturing processes in an aviation manufacturing facility. They will develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods utilizing lean manufacturing concepts and initiatives. Operational objectives are reduced mfg cycle times, 1st pass yield, continuous flow and finite resource allocation (fixed batch size). They will also researches new technologies and techniques in lean manufacturing, and will work to improve assembly standards, training and certification processes in support of the lean initiative. They will also organize the workplace for optimum material flow and best utilization of workers time.

Essential Functions:

* Set the work flow expectations in each work cell using resource synchronizing techniques to level the resource utilization of people, machines, and time.
* With a key focus on cycle time reduction, engineer the work flow for a specified capacity, and to determine the capital and human resource needs.
* Develop the work cell design parameters for each family of product. These parameters are designed with the cooperation of the work cell members, the planner and supervisor, and others with ideas. The goal is to specify the resource requirements to produce a specific batch size work order, and to provide parameter rules for job release in support of finite resource allocation.
* Set and monitor performance to standards to manage process capability, and look for ways of improving the process cycle time.
* Monitors quality and yield, and act as the technical liaison between the production team and product design for timely resolution of problems.
* Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Conversant in the Operations Division ISO procedures and systems, and is capable of maintaining and evolving such procedures and systems as needed in a continuous improvement environment.
* Confer with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods, which may include the investigation and justification of capital improvements, facility layouts, and new technology implementation. Represents manufacturing in product analysis situations, such as warranty and FRACAS investigations.
* Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
* Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
* Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
* Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential, and to provide corrective or preventative actions necessary to control and improve processes.
* Project oriented, able to form and lead cross functional task teams to resolve broad based organizational issues such as those concerning planning, process development, new product introduction, and product lifecycle quality and reliability issues.
* Act as technology resource for the operations department, able to lead improvement assignments using latest developments in Agile Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing and Visual Systems techniques.
* Responsible for day to day quality assurance activities to assure internal and external drawing and regulatory requirements are met.
* Act as quality liaison for MRB (material review board) activities under authority of the Quality Director, supports customer visitation and source inspection activities, and performs 8130 ship table activities.
* Perform sustaining engineering activities on assigned products, in concert with product design sustaining engineering. Generate, review, approve and implement engineering change notice (ECN) activity as required.
* Performs job duties in a manner consistent with established L3Harris Ethics Standards.
* Observes established safety rules and regulations; including, but not limited to the use and maintenance of required personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, etc.


* Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing , Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
* Six (6) years related work experience supporting a production environment
* Ability to analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals and work instruction process in English.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public
* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Additional Skills:

* Experience in avionics industry.
* Electronics background is a plus.

Keywords: L3Harris, Grand Rapids , Senior Specialist Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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