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Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Sumter, SC

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$100,000 - $115,000 / yr

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Our client, a Global Leader in Disposable Medical Device Manufacturing, is searching for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer for their successful manufacturing plant, who will be responsible for implementing project and process support activities to expand capacity, improve quality and reduce costs in a high-speed automation environment.  As the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you should have natural mechanical engineering abilities, proficiency with AutoCAD or SolidWorks, implementation of continuous improvement projects and managing high speed automation projects.


Senior Manufacturing Engineer Daily FUNCTIONS: 

  • Design and implement machine improvements and manage capital equipment projects.

  • Directs personnel in the troubleshooting and maintenance of cam driven mechanisms and pneumatic and hydraulic equipment used in the production process.

  • Identify problems and pursue plans toward their resolution to improve quality, waste and equipment efficiency

  • Coordinate activities between equipment vendors, Division R&D, and plant functional departments on assignments

  • Ability to handle projects of a moderate to large scope requiring extensive coordination. Will be required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.

  • Manage capital appropriation requests and expenditures on projects as required

  • Ensure compliance with established safety standards and operator interface with equipment

  • Completes or supervises the completion of necessary designs, drawings, calculations and specifications on associated equipment.

  • Recommend vendors for commercial items and materials needed for a project

  • Determine which elements comprising a job are suitable for in-house fabrication or revision and which items would be best contracted

  • Recommend capital equipment or process modifications, their physical installation, debugging, and associated training of production personnel

  • Required to have awareness of product performance and quality requirements within scope of their assignments.

  • As required within the scope of their duty, be responsible for all associated documentation, including; however not limited to, the following; validations, Operations Procedures, Preventive Maintenance schedules, Engineering Change Notifications, spare parts listings, etc.

  • Develop a firm understanding of all equipment for which they are responsible to include set-up, adjustment, and assessment of possible improvements

  • Realize budgeted cost reductions and productivity improvements

  • Accountable for spending (capital or expense) within approved limits on programs.


Senior Manufacturing Engineer Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have Bachelors Degree in Engineering. Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Degree is preferred.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment and 5 years mechanical engineering experience.

  • Must have high-speed automated assembly experience in the following areas

    • synchronous and asynchronous assembly platforms

    • cam-operated equipment

    • pneumatics and servo controlled assembly.

  • Proficiency in mechanical design (Auto CAD and Solidworks) and troubleshooting.

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing (Kaizen) initiatives with an emphasis in continuous improvement.

  • Six Sigma certification (greenbelt or blackbelt) preferred.

For the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, the Ideal candidate has:
  • Strong mechanical engineering skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Hands on experience on the production floor with high-speed automation
  • Experience working on the manufacturing production floor at least 50% of the time.
  • Experience managing production line needs including Preventative Maintenance on a weekly basis, CI project around waste and efficiency
  • Team leadership or supervision of engineering techs and junior engineers

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