POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Manufacturing Support Engineer develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies. He/she interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products, supports processes and tools needed for specific products, determines time standards and recommendations for process requirements of new or existing product lines. This is a contract position.
• “First Time Build” process design execution and reporting.
• A significant requirement of this role involves monitoring and assessing process performance and enhancements through continuous improvement initiatives. Understanding the latest manufacturing techniques, the Manufacturing Support Engineer is expected to implement continuous improvement programs and strive for excellence with the use of tools such as SPC and DOE.
• Defines requirements, planning, monitoring milestones and costs, and works to remove barriers to project success.
• Troubleshoots complex manufacturing process performance problems. Provides technical guidance to less experienced team members.
• Conducts independent research into complex engineering problems, to develop capabilities and new processes.
• Takes ownership for processes under own control.
• Ensures manufacturing assembly documentation is maintained.
• Performs qualification on new processes being introduced.
• Leads Quality circles.
• Implements engineering changes.
• Defines and sets up product routing for manufacturing process.
• Performs time studies.
• Manages the BOM and allocations.
- Generally 4-7 years’ experience in a Manufacturing Engineering capacity.
- A background in the execution of “best practice” process control is required.
- Experience with product labeling.
- Experience with lean manufacturing principles.
- Experience in the field of electronics manufacturing processes and training documentation.
- Experience with DFM and FMEA.
- Understanding of operating methodologies in an electronics assembly environment.
- Experience in the field of complex microelectronic assembly (SMT, wave soldering, hand soldering, Module Assembly, etc.) with a practical understanding of Quality Standard such as TL9000 and methodologies such as 5S, TQM and Lean Manufacturing.
- Generally requires a University degree in Science or Engineering.