Manufacturing Engineer – Analyze blueprints, inquiries, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare material and labor estimates for products, evaluate, develop and improve manufacturing process, develop process flow, lead the APQP process and maintain records. Work with MS Office, AutoCAD, NX 7.5, IST Spring Design Software, SMI spring design software and CMS ERP software. Worksite: Madison Heights, Michigan. Send resume to: Patricia Carter, Peterson American Corp., 21200 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033
Status: Salaried, Exempt
City, ST: Madison Heights, MI
Salary/Wage: Competitive w/ Benefits
Send Resumes to: mailto:Kira.Lee@PSpring.com
The story of Peterson Spring begins in the 1880’s with the immigration of a young Norwegian blacksmith to America. August Christian Peterson studied blacksmithing in the early 1900’s – the trade of choice for early spring makers. He managed various plants in the Midwest before founding his own company in 1914. August moved his family to Detroit. There, he launched his vision to meet a lion’s share of the demand for springs within the railroad and automobile industry. After 8th grade, Alfred (the eldest son of August Peterson) left school to work with his father in the steel mills. As a team, August and his children generated enough income to launch and expand the family business.
Today, Peterson American Corporation continues to be an industry leader that rewards hard work, integrity, and operational excellence. Thirteen facilities world-wide – including the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Mexico – offer a unique global opportunity for new talent in Metallurgy, Engineering, Quality Control, and Production. Discipline is a requirement to join this team. Every position is highly visible and each team member adds value with every decision. We challenge you to pull from the strength of your personal story in order to create solutions in the highly technological art of spring making.
The manufacturing engineer position develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls; and coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Drive process improvement and plant profitability through dedicated problem solving. Apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, costing, tooling, and materials. Design and conduct research programs. Confer with equipment vendors, and solicit observations from operators.
- Educate, motivate, and lead teams. Improve manufacturing methods, processes, scheduling, work instructions, and training in order to achieve maximum production capacity and efficiency.
- Evaluate and submit recommendations on: manufacturing quality control processes, manufacturing methods to be adopted, list(s) of processes to be followed, as well as tooling and suggested fixturing.
- Hands-on fact finder. Calculate the time, workspace, equipment, logistics, and manpower requirements for new and existing programs. Submit production costs, labor, and material requirements for on-time program launch and product delivery.
- Submit compelling statistical data supporting critical recommendations to management, which identify the future requirements of manufacturing.
- Establish standards. Design testing methods. Test finished product and process capabilities. Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
- Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
- Provide engineering support by answering questions and requests, while complying with all company policies and government regulations.
- Maintains product and process database.
The ideal candidate must anticipate challenges and implement sustainable solutions. This expert must be able to identify design, feasibility, and capacity issues across multiple departments. This charismatic problem solver must educate, motivate, and lead teams through methodical process improvements. This candidate must provide engineering support to a three-shift operation in two (2) Madison Heights, MI locations with professionalism. A sense of urgency, integrity, and discipline are a must.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- 4-year degree and/or equivalent experience required; BS in Manufacturing Engineering or related field.
- 3-5 years of experience in a high-volume high-mix manufacturing environment. Prior quoting experience is a plus.
- Auto CAD and NX proficiency.
- Technical Capacity; Problem Solving/Analysis; Performance Management; Leadership; Communication Proficiency